We have just voted in our new School Council. We have two pupils from every year group except Year R on the Council. We also have to elect a Chair, a Treasurer and a Secretary.
Once the Secretary has been voted in, they will keep this page up to date.
What did the School Council do last year?
Children in Need
Last year the school council organised our fantastic Children in Need day. They planned for pupils and teachers to come to school in pyjamas and raise money for all of Pudsey's charities. The raised a super £200 through the pyjama day and the cake sale which they also organised after school.
One More Thing
The School Council also got the school involved in the 'One More Thing' campaign which we run at school. It is called 'One More Thing' because it asks families to buy one extra thing during their weekly shop that is then donated to the food bank. The school council keep Ms O'Toole up to date on what the food bank is currently looking for and remind children and staff to bring in their extra 'things'. Petersfield food bank has been very grateful for the donations.
Save the Bees!
As an Eco-School, the School Council felt it was important to support local wildlife. Therefore they made posters to explain the importance of saving the bees and also suggesting some ways that bees could be helped-by providing homes for them and leaving out sugar water for them.
The also liaised with the Eco-Team and Gardening Club about the types of flowers that were planted over the year-all the flowers that we have planted over the last year have been pollenators which should support the local bee population.
The school council also were key players in changing the school uniform last year. They all agreed that the pupils needed to be a little smarter when coming to school and so discussed shirts and ties rather than polo t-shirts and sweatshirts. Through discussion with their classes and by voting, the pupils decided to keep polo t-shirts and sweatshirts for Year R, 1 and 2 although they kept the option open for the younger children that wanted to wear shirts and ties and then they made shirts and ties compulsory in Years 3-6. The children all look very smart in their new look uniform!
Save the Rhino!
At the end of the academic year, the School Council decided to support an international charity-Save the Rhino. They are currently planning their first fundraising event for this.