"School council" means all kinds of school-based groups run by students.
The objective of an effective School Council is to:
• enjoy and feel empowered by their education
• feel that their school responds to their needs and views
• have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them
• have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place
• develop life skills through participation
What do we have planned this year? 2018/2019
This year the children had to complete an application form explaining why they would be good school councillors, and any ideas they had to improve the school. Miss Allen found it very hard to choose 4 children from each class to be entered into a ballot. Each class voted for two people to be representatives for their class.
Now we have our new member we have been very busy. We have already organised a Pyjama Day for Children In Need and have raised lots of money for this good cause. For part of this job we had to create posters and help write a letter to parents, telling them all about the Pyjama Day. We really enjoyed seeing all the Teachers in their pyjamas! In March we will be deciding on ways to raise money for Red Nose Day and organising lots of activities to make the day as fun as possible!
Since then we have been on a walk around school to look for any issues and ways that we could improve the learning environment for other children. We will share these ideas with our classes and decide which issues are most important.
Watch this space for updates - and don't forget to see your Class Councillors if you have any ideas you which you would like us to discuss at the next meeting!
What we have been up to
We began the year by organising a fundraising activity for Children In Need. We had to think of an exciting and fun way to raise the money and so we decided to organise a Pyjama day!
After we had decided what we wanted to do we then had to make posters and write a letter to inform children and parents of the Pyjama Day.
Everyone really enjoyed the day and we raised lots of money in the process!
As School Councillors it is important to think of ways to make the school even better for other children! With this in mind we began this year by going on a walk around school to look for things we could improve for other pupils throughout the year.
We had lots of different ideas and we discussed which issues were most important to us. We thought about the possibility of a wider range of equipment to play with at lunch times. We are going to be researching what we think the children would enjoy most and why.
On our walk we also discussed different ways to organise our library so that it is easier to use.
We will also be looking to launch Play Leaders again after the success of last year. This will involve us having to present our ideas in Assemblies and interviewing potential candidates for the role.
What we have been up to
Many of the school council members had identified things within our school that they would like to improve in their role as class councillor. We decided to take a walk around school to see the children in action throughout the day. The councillors identified several aspects around school, however thee one they felt most important to tackle was one they saw on the playground.
We have been and are currently developing the idea of 'play leaders' in the playground. The school council's idea is that not only will the play leaders be able to promote and involve children in fun and exciting games, they will also be able to involve the children who are looking for new people to play with!
Keep visiting our page for updates on how we are developing our project!
Red Nose Day
The Comical Competition:
The school council met to discuss ways to raise money for Comic Relief.
Firstly we decided that the children could bring in a donation to come dressed in red clothing and wear their red noses. Secondly, seeing as it was Comic Relief, the School Council decided that children could bring in a joke to tell their class. The class would then decide on the funniest joke and the winner would receive a certificate!
Here are some of the winning jokes;
What do you call a donkey with three legs?
Why isn't Elsa allowed to hold a balloon?
Because she'll let it go!
What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A gummy bear!
Well done to all the children who brought in a joke, you had the teachers in stitches!
Watch this space to find out how much money we raised!
Children In Need
We recently organised a pyjama day to raise money for Children in Need! We had to think carefully about something that would be funny which everyone would enjoy getting involved in! To do this the school council members had to ask the children in their classes what they would like to do. Listening to the voices of the whole school is something that is important to us! We then fed back to each other at our weekly meeting and came up with a pyjama day.