We are very proud of our school council, who take their roles and responsibilities seriously. These pupils bring queries, suggestions or important information to the weekly meetings so that decisions can be made.
The Children’s Voice
At Lee Mount Primary School, the school council gives all children a meaningful voice. At the start of the year, each class elects a school council representative. This person becomes the ‘voice’ for the class, representing their class at school council meetings to talk over important whole-school issues.
The school council makes decisions on a range of issues. They have given useful feedback on how to improve playtime provision, and through their system of ‘Playtime Buddy’ they are trying to make sure that everyone feels happy and well looked-after at playtimes. As a result, and at the request of the children, additional playtime equipment is available during break times and lunchtime. We will also soon be launching the new ‘Game Stations’ around the playground to help all children play together happily.
School council regularly become involved in fundraising projects in the school, and with Comic Relief on the horizon, be sure to look out for the exciting ideas they have!
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Topics discussed this week:
31.01.17 - Revised arrangements for Comic Relief.
There will be two competitions:
- To design a new character for the Comic Relief nose
- A joke writing competition.
A non-uniform was also discussed and presented to Ms Newcombe for consideration.
Previous topics discussed:
20.09.16 - Introductions, take register, decide on roles in the school.
27.09.16 - Discussion about playtime equipment – and the school councillors role outside in the playground.
04.10.16 - Decide on what the children would like to do to raise money for Children in Need
11.10.16 - Discuss the Harvest appeal – discuss with council to encourage their classes to bring items in.
18.10.16 - No meeting Harvest assembly
01.11.16 - Social with general discussion on progress so far and ideas for next half term; followed by a discussion of the Poppy Appeal.
08.11.16 - Discussion about issues in the playground at lunchtime; Council went through the existing playtime boxes and decided on what they would need for outdoor play.
15.11.16 - Ms Newcombe has bought in some items to go on the playground walls, school council were asked to decide on the best places for them to go.
22.11.16 - School council brought back some decisions that were made in class – the book fair had been in and raised some money, school council were asked to pick a book from their class to add to their reading corners.
29.11.16 - School tidiness check and special guest – Mr Oldfield - to discuss recycling and the state of the playground (Mr Oldfield to be re-arranged as unable to attend).
06.12.16 - General discussion about issues that have arisen in class. Discussion about ‘Good to be Green’ treats. Queried as to whether there will be a Valentines Disco.
13.12.16 - No meeting – school performance at the church.
10.01.17 - Healthy Living Day – no meeting
17.01.17 - School Council received the books that had been chosen and they decided on how to split them up. Comic Relief was discussed and the councillors decided to ask their classes how they wanted to raise money
24.01.17 - Feedback about Comic Relief; posters to be made and displayed around school.