Running Track

The School Council members and some of the other children in school helped to create a brilliant display in our school corridor to tell visitors all about our running track. Our school also featured in the local newspaper this week. Read all about it here:

Running Track

The children at Monkton Infants School have been celebrating the installation of a brand new running track. The running track was launched by the School Council members who initiated the project after collecting the views of the children in school to find out how we could improve our school and become even more of a ‘healthy school’. Two school members from each class collected data from surveys and questionnaires regarding the design and implementation of the running track. They decided to allocate a specific time each day for each class to complete a ‘daily run’. The children can run at their own pace and will be encouraged to complete one mile over course of the week

    The aim of running track is not just to support the children’s physical fitness, but to improve concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing of the pupils. All of the children are thrilled with the running track and are really looking forward to using it everyday!

School Council Meeting 06.03.18

Mr Walker from South Tyneside Catering Service visited our school council members today to discuss our school dinners. He told the children all about the ‘Healthy Food Plate’ and they had lots of fun working together to sort the different types of food onto the correct part of the plate.

The school council members then talked about the healthy food they like on the current school menu, as well as the food they would like to see added to the menu. Mr Walker was very helpful and listened to all of their suggestions. He is going to make a draft of the final lunchtime menu and send it to the school council so that they can see what has been changed. Everyone is so excited to see the new menu!

School Council Meeting 20.02.18

In this meeting, the school council members thought about ways that they could change the school lunchtime menu to make it healthier. They decided that they would ask the children in their class what they would like to see on the menu and then discuss their findings with Mr Walker at South Tyneside Catering Service.

School Council Meeting 24.01.18

In this meeting the School Council members met up to discuss the results of the questionnaires that they had previously sent to each class to find out the children’s views on what sort of running track we should get for the school. The children came up with lots of great ideas for our running track and chose the most popular design, colour and layout for the track.

School Council Voting

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!


School Council Meeting 17.07.17

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!