School Council Blog
Welcome to the blog for our School Council where we will be adding posts after our regular meetings. If you have any questions about the School Council please speak with Mrs Barwin.
For more information, please visit the School Council page.
Today, the Eco Ambassadors met with Mrs Barwin and I.
Amelia “We done some recycling of wasting papers”, this included some children taking the recycling boxes from each class to the recycle bin outside.
Lily “We had a look at them to see how much to be recycled”
Ben “We’ve been getting paper waste and then we were looking to see how much has been wasted”
Lots of paper is being wasted!
Toby “We’ve been thinking about electricity, we have to turn off the lights”
We discussed our jobs we have been doing for Switch off Fortnight and saw that our ambassadors and monitors have been keeping an eye on these.
At lunchtime, 2 children will monitor Purple class to check that paper towels are not wasted and are being put in the bin, and the taps turned off.
Today our ambassadors are taking certificates and stickers back to their classes to celebrate a successful Switch Off Fortnight.
Our ambassadors have requested a display board for certificates and photos, this will be commencing next week.
Today we have launched Switch off Fortnight. Miss Lewis and I led the whole school meeting to discuss saving energy by switching off.
We were amazed at the knowledge the children had about electricity, wind turbines and solar panels.
We talked about how we can switch off lights, put a jumper on instead of the heating and take short showers.
We elected 12 Eco Ambassadors to work with us for the next few months and gave them 3 Switch off Monitors per class to help them over the next fortnight.
Our Eco Ambassadors have their first meeting with Miss Lewis on Wednesday.
We can’t publish the photo of our Eco Ambassadors, as some can’t appear on the website.
Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis
This week we have been thinking about Democracy Week. On Monday, Sandy Walkington came to visit to talk to the children about voting and being a Member of Parliament.
On Tuesday the children visited the Cunningham Hill Voting Station to cast their vote. The children had to vote to wear;
- own clothes
- something red
- dress up as a character.
Our School Councillors helped to register the voters on arrival and counted the votes.
The result was;
- Dress up as a character 78 votes
- Wear own clothes 62 votes
- Wear red clothes 32 votes.
There was 1 spoilt paper.
On Friday 21st October the children are able to come in dressed as a character of their choice. We look forward to seeing their costumes.
Our School Councillors have been busy this week talking about the charity to support this year with our Harvest Festival donations.
They have drafted their own letter to parents about donations and will be leading whole school meeting on Thursday.
I was very impressed with how the children articulated their sentences for the letter, quotes like “the food must be just right to eat” from Zara in Year 1, when talking about tins being in date.
Our councillors will help to bag up the donations after our Harvest Festival ready for delivery.
Please look out for the letter that will be coming home this week.
Today, we too announced the results of the School Council Elections. We are thrilled to welcome;
Daisy and Yousof
Adam and Melina
Arthur and Isobel
William S and Zara
AND – A huge congratulations to our new councillors from Red and Blue Class who have been elected for the very first time.
Bob and Judith
Harvy and Zara
I look forward to working with you, our first meeting is Monday at 10:30.
Have a super weekend.
The sale on the playground after school was a huge success, thank you.
The Councillors raised £17.50 and sold out, so I’m afraid there won’t be another sale after school tomorrow.
Mrs Cooper was so pleased that she has offered to double it! THANK YOU!
I will meet with the Councillors to decide how they would like to invest the money and they will shortlist ideas ready to go to a school vote.
Thank you for your support.
Today our Councillors met with Mrs Cooper and Mrs Cameron to share their ideas, thoughts and suggestions. The Councillors discussed; The Queens Birthday celebrations, pets in school and eating lunch outside to name just a few.
One of the changes moving forward for our School Council, was to manage a small budget. Rather than give them money out of School Funds, we agreed it was better for them to earn it, to appreciate money and to agree how to spend it.
After the fantastic May Fair on Saturday, our Councillors would like to sell pocket money toys and snacks on the playground after school on Thursday and Friday.
Ollie from Year 1 concluded by saying that “how to spend the money should go to a vote” which we thought was a great idea.
Items will be £0.10p each and all money raised will be counted by the Councillors and spent on something which would benefit the school and more importantly the children.
Please do show your support.
Depending on how successful the sale is, we may repeat it after half term.
Have an enjoyable holiday and we are looking forward to a fun filled final half term!
The sun has been shining gloriously all day, perfect for our traditional May Day celebrations. The May Kings and Queens looked truly beautiful and radiant and all the children waited beautifully in the hall, for the arrival of the auspicious guests. Everyone sang our well-loved and traditional songs – your older children may remember them: “Cowboy Spring”, “Why does it happen each spring?”, “I love the flowers” and “Cuckoo”. The cuckoo song was the starting point for an interesting conversation with Green Class about cuckoos and their unusual habits.
This was a wonderful start to spring proper; and we all hope that this glorious weather continues.