This week was Anti-Bullying week. In our school council meeting the children talked about what bullying is and wrote down the names of the people they can speak to if they are being bullied or if they see another child in school being bullied.
In our school council meeting on 24th October we talked about friendships and the role of the Playground Buddies. The school council children decided that they would like to help the Playground Buddies on the yard at break times to act as support for the children on the yard and make sure that all children have someone to play with.
In our meeting on 10th October the children learnt all about British Values. They discussed the meaning and the importance of each of the British Values:
The rule of law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
The children then worked together to create a lovely display for our school corridor.
In the school council meeting this week the children were given their shiny new badges so that everyone knows they are school council members. They talked about what they would like to do as school council members and did some lovely writing for the special corridor display.
The children at Monkton Infants School have been voting for their new school council members this week. Candidates from each class gave a speech about why they would make a good school council member. The classes then put their votes into a ballot box, the votes were counted and the new school council members were announced.
A huge well done to all of our School Council members for your dedication and hard work this year. You have all been brilliant!
The school council members had a great time visiting Morrisons this morning. They met a lady named Angela who took them around the store and told them all about the different types of food that Morrisons sell and where it comes from. The children even got to go on the tills!
They tasted some of the healthy food from the store and made some delicious fruit kebabs.
Monkton Infants School were delighted to be chosen to be on the front cover of the new South Tyneside School Meals Menu! The school council members really enjoyed meeting the photographer and having their photographs taken.
The school council members ran a competition in school with the help of our cook, Mrs Roberts. The children in class were asked to design a ‘healthy food plate’ and they came up with lots of brilliant ideas! Mrs Roberts chose two winners and presented them with prizes during the assembly.
Well done to our winners – Leon in Class 6 and Hallie in Class 4! 😊
The school council members had a meeting with Mr Pasca, the school caretaker. He told the school council all about his role and discussed a problem that we have been having in school – keeping the toilets clean and tidy! The school council members talked about the importance of washing our hands, flushing the toilet and keeping the toilets tidy. They thought of ways that they could help Mr Pasca spread the message to all of the children in school.
They have decided to do to monitor the toilets, do a school assembly and ask each class to work together to cate signs and posters to go on the walls in school, reminding children what to do when they use the toilets.