Post Christmas Meeting
This time round, our council were keen to feedback the views of their classmates, following a quick discussion prior to the meeting. Matters discussed included:
- tidiness of the school grounds
- the desire to have new outdoor play equipment
- reports of children disrespecting school facilities (toilets)
The children were listened to, and as a result we now have pupil volunteers carrying out a litter pick each week. We have bought two new table tennis tables for the playground, which will be shared by all children. Finally, a clock has been installed in the hall at the children’s request and we have spoken to all children about the appropriate use of school toilets.
Actions for the next meeting
Members of the council were asked to capture the views of their peers about Red Nose Day. In particular, we would like children to think of a sponsored activity that some of the teachers can do to raise money!
Second Meeting of 2022/23
Another productive meeting was held on Friday 11 November. All councilors were present and unsurprisingly, the biscuits had disappeared within the first few minutes!
On this occasion, councilors began by feeding back any points raised by their classmates. We then moved on to discuss how the school will raise money for its chosen charity.
The following points were raised by councilors on behalf of their classmates. All points will be taken to the headteacher to consider.
- Can we have clock in the hall so children can manage their time during lunchtime?
- Can we start a bird watching club?
- What progress has been made with ‘Cheerleading Club’?
- Can we have burgers for Friday lunches (with toppings)?
- Can we equip some children with litter pickers to keep the school tidy?
- Are children allowed to have bigger scissors in class?
Possible Fundraising Ideas
- Cinema night for both key stages
- Bring & Buy sale
- Cake sale
- Bracelet sale (made by the children)
- School tea towel
- Rainbow day or pajama day
Meeting Number 1
On Friday 7 October, the school councilors met with Mr Mellows for the first time this year. It was very productive and the following points were raised:
- Children have expressed an interest in having a cheerleading club at lunchtime or after school
- It was decided that our school will support a charity who works with those who have experienced loss
- Many children have asked about having sauces with their meals at lunchtimes
- There was some concerns about children being on the trim-trail before and after school
- It was proposed that we look into having a lunchtime or after school cricket club, given our local connections
As always, the points raised at the meeting have been presented to the senior leadership team, who will provide a response in time for the children’s next meeting.