We voted for our new school council members this week. Each child put their votes into a ballot box and the votes were counted up. Two children from each class were then chosen to be our new school council members. They are all feeling very excited!
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!
The school council helped to organised an American Independence Day themed lunch on Tuesday 4th July and asked for a donation of 50p per child to go to the Hospitality and Hope Food Bank. The children really enjoyed their lunches. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to this amazing charity and thank you to the lunchtime staff for organising such a lovely lunch!
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.
We had a visit from Mrs Luke today who came into school to speak to the school council about healthy school meals and making healthy food choices. We enjoyed asking questions and finding out lots of information.
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.