Our new School Councillors for 2016/2017 have recently been elected. We have 2 representatives from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. Miss Marks organises the school council and weekly meetings are held. Class weekly meetings are held by the School Councillors to discuss ideas to improve the school. Since September 2014, they have organised or are in the process of organising;
On Monday 9th November members of the School Council attended the Cross Phase School Council meeting at Castlebrook High School. The meeting was attended by school councillors from St. Saviours, Butterstile, Mersey Drive and Whitefield Primary Schools, and from Castlebrook High School. The aim was for School Councils to come together to share good practice. We were invited to present a summary of what our School Council has been focussing on this term, and an action plan for making a difference in our school this year. School Council members worked hard before the meeting to prepare their presentation and put together a Powerpoint to show too. Our action plan focussed on improving the playground and outside areas at school. We discussed suggestions as to how facilities and the quality of playtimes could be improved, how this could be achieved, and how School Council could raise funds to effect change.
Despite some pre-presentation nerves, Rameesa, Sharon, Demi, Morgan-Grace and Tia spoke confidently, answered questions and welcomed feedback from the other schools. The other schools shared fundraising ideas and contributed advice based on their own experience. It was interesting to hear the other presentations and learn about the difference that each school council is hoping to make.
Our next step is for school councillors to talk to their classes and ask them to contribute their ideas for change. We will be asking you if there are changes that you would like to see in school, and how the school councillors, with your help, can make these changes happen.
A massive well done to all the School Council who have contributed their ideas so far, and especially to Rameesa, Sharon, Demi, Morgan-Grace and Tia who represented the school so fantastically on Monday. They received their certificates from Castlebrook in Friday's assembly!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the fundraising activities organised by the School Council to help the BBC Children in Need appeal. We raised a total of £181.15 through our Own Clothes/Bring a teddy to school day. School councillors also sold Pudsey bear badges during the week, and organised a Pudsey themed treasure hunt. During the afternoon children took part in activities in their own classes. A group of children in year 6 decorated cakes to share with the rest of their class, and the class worked in pairs to design hats for their teddies. Mrs Donnelly came by to judge the hats, and the winning designers were ..... Keelan and Guilain!!
Thanks once again for your support!
On the 2nd December we were visited by the Mayor of Bury and the Mayor Consort. After a visit to each class, they sat with the School Council for a cup of tea. School councillors had the opportunity to find out about the Mayor's role and commitments in the community. She was interested to learn about the events that School Council have been involved in organising this term, and was impressed by the work that we have been doing around 'Pupil Voice'. We are already developing some of the ideas that pupils have contributed, and hope to begin the new year with our Year 6 playground buddies trained up and ready to support play at break and dinner times. We also received an invitation to visit the Mayor's Parlour at Bury Town Hall.