School Council & Eco Warriors
2021/2022 SCHOOL COUNCIL & ECO WARRIORS
We are really excited to announce our representatives for this year's School Council and Eco-Team. These are an enthusiastic group of children that are keen to get their voice heard and help others, both in the local and wider community. Please check our page, which will be updated often, so you can see what we have discussed in meetings and what projects we are currently working on!
Our KS1 Team: Our KS2 Team:
Our Mission Statement:
To protect and preserve our natural environment, as well as to raise the awareness of how to protect and preserve for the rest of the school to follow suit.
Our School Council represents the views of all of our pupils.
Our School Council gives our children the opportunity to make their voices heard, and feel like a part of the whole school community.
We have regular meetings to think about how we can bring a positive change to the school. We discuss how current policies are doing, whether they are working, as well as by thinking of new, exciting ideas to bring to the school environment.
We promote an ethos of taking responsibility for our day-to-day schooling lives, however big or small.
The projects we are looking at this term:
- Macmillan Coffee Morning
- Citizenship Award
- Litter Picking
- Christmas Projects
We will again be participating in Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising funds for this fantastic charity by holding a cake sale at the Junior school and asking for donations at the Infant School.
Our Citizenship Award is a project that all the children of the school can participate in, it is all about contributing to your own community (family), your local community (school) and the wider community (local area and nationally). The School Councillors will really take the lead with this in the coming year, supporting the rest of their class with what activities they need to complete, how many in total from each section, the time frame of their participation and leading an assembly around launching this project.
Litter picking has been such a focus for the last year and the children really enjoy being a part of this environmentally friendly activity. This term we have teamed up with the Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Rainbows and Beavers to support the local community in keeping our surrounding areas free from litter. We will making sure that Mumbery field, the allotment and our schools are checked and any litter picked up and disposed of appropriately.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
I am delighted to announce our participation in Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising money for cancer-related charities, this year. The school council representatives have been very excited and keen to get involved in the community, both locally and wider. Macmillan Coffee Morning is a wonderful way to show friendship within our school and help others around us.
The events will be run in the same way across both schools and this is outlined below:
- Our event will take place on Friday 30th September.
- Children from both schools will need to bring in one cake for themselves (no nuts allowed at all).
- Each child will bring in a donation for Macmillan.
- School council representatives will collect the donations at both schools.
- Photographs of the event will be taken and put on the official School Council page on the website and up in the halls.
- Both schools will enjoy their cakes at a suitable time during the school day.
Thank you for your support and I can't wait to see your creations!
Thank you so much for your support with raising money for Macmillan, our grand total is £360.22! Well done everyone!
Queen Elizabeth II
As a school council, we discussed the contributions from all the classes about the impact Queen Elizabeth II had on our country and the commonwealth. We decided on what we wanted to include in a letter for the Royal Family, as a message on condolences and to demonstrate our understanding of all the amazing things Her Majesty did!
Salvation Army Gift Giving Assembly
The School Council is really keen to support another fantastic charity this year, The Salvation Army. Every year, there is a gift giving ceremony at the Infant School and this year is no different.
Attached is a poster and a video created by some School Councillors outlining the details and explaining why it's so important to support others at Christmas time.
We hope you will support us in this great cause.
- Gifts to be brought in on Monday 5th December
- All presents to be wrapped and labelled with the age and whether it is appropriate for a boy or a girl
Salvation Army Gift Assembly
Community Badge Award
We are really excited to announce our next project for the year. We are going to be working with our local and wider community to help all walks of life. Therefore, we are going to be starting at home and working our way out in a variety of different activities to show our engagement in the community. We have different stages to achieve through this programme which are outlined below. Keep checking back to see how we're getting on! Anyone can join in and bring in their completed checklist to gain their award.
POSTCARDS FOR KINDNESS
We are continuing with our efforts to support the community with our Postcards for Kindness, so please do read on if you would like to get involved.
We are implementing an initiative to show our appreciation and love for the wider community.
Postcards of Kindness is about writing postcards and connecting lives. Please find the attached link if you would like to know more: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/discover/2019/october/postcards-of-kindness/
The outline of the project is as follows:
Children write a postcard to a resident at a nursing home from up and down the country, so they feel connected to the outside community. I think now more than ever they would really appreciate that.
You do not need to worry about sending it off or finding the address. If you bring the postcards to either office in the Infant and Junior school, it will be passed on to me and I will send it off! You won't address the card to anyone specific either - so don't worry about that!
I will share with you a template for writing your Postcards of Kindness, should you wish to use it!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me through the school office.
Miss Trayte :)