This was the last school council meeting of the academic year. The children were incredibly pleased to have received a letter from Hospitality and Hope Food Bank thanking them for arranging the themed lunch, whereby all proceeds went to the charity to help individuals and families in crisis in the local community.
We had a little tea party as a celebration of all our hard work and everything we have achieved this year. Well done, everyone!
In our previous meeting, Mrs Luke had spoken to us about the importance of the local food banks and the children were extremely interested in finding out more. In this meeting, we talked about what food banks do to help people and we decided to think of ways that we could raise money for the local food bank, for example by holding an ‘American’ themed day on 4th July.
In this meeting, the school council discussed the importance of attending school every day and wrote sentences describing why it is importance to come to school and when it is okay to stay away from school (when you are poorly). This work will be displayed in the main school corridor so that the other children and visitors can read it.
In this meeting the school council members made some lovely posters to display in the school toilets, reminding children how to stay clean in school and how to wash their hands properly.
In this meeting, the school council came up with the idea that they could make posters to remind children to wash their hands, and they could monitor the toilets at lunchtime to check that everyone in their class is washing their hands properly before going into the dinner hall. The school council secretary wrote down our ideas.
During this school council meeting we talked in more depth about the roles involved in a council, including the chairperson and secretary, and decided who would take on these roles. We then watched an interesting video of a school council meeting in another school an talked about what was happening in the meeting, who was taking the ‘minutes’, what the outcome was. etc.
The children decided that for their next meeting they would like to talk about hygiene in school and the importance of being clean and washing hands.
The school council members talked about what it means to be part of Britain and looked at the British Values:
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
We thought about what each one might mean and what we do in our school that links in with each value. We came up with ideas which included; voting for our school council members, learning about different religions and beliefs, finding out how we are the same and different, and the ‘golden rules’ in our school. The children then did some writing about British Values for our display.
In this meeting we discussed what it means to be a school council member. The children came up with lots of brilliant ideas and talked about what they are looking forward to doing this year as school council members. They then wrote down some ideas to put onto our school council display!