This term, our school council representatives have been exploring how to positively impact our outdoor environment. They worked in groups to create mood boards with all of their ideas, ready to share with Mr South.
Term 2 and 3
Our school council representatives have been working hard across terms 2 and 3 to support our school environment.
We've been exploring the following question in our meetings and the children have had some fantastic ideas. In our next meeting, we will be creating a visual presentation to answer that question. The children will then be inviting Mr South to our meeting to discuss our ideas.
You can see the minutes from our meeting in January below.
At the start of Term 1, each class was tasked with nominating two School Council representatives. Any child could run for School Councillor, they just had to explain to their class why they wanted to take on that role and why they would be suitable. We were so proud of all the reasons they gave and how confident they were talking in front of their peers.
Once our new School Council representatives were elected, it wasn't long before we met to discuss our first challenge for the school. Over half term, children were tasked with designing and creating bunting linked to Remembrance Day to decorate our school.
Our School Councillors have been busy this term after their Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training. The Diana Award is a charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, which aims to engage young people, parents and teachers to change the attitudes, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and offline.
We have already met this term to share our ideas and discuss how we can move forward with this to put some of the strategies the children learnt into practice.
In memory of Sir Tom Moore and all of the incredible things he achieved in his 100 years, the School Council launched The 100 Challenge.
Look below to see all of the creative and exciting things our children came up with!
Although the majority of our pupils haven't been in school, we still made sure to have our school council meeting this term and we even launch a Bake Off competition! We wanted to set everyone a challenge to bring our community together even when the school has been closed to the majority of pupils.
Make sure you check back here for the winning bakes and to see photos from the event!
On your marks... Get set... Bake!
And the winner is...
The School Council were so impressed by your creativity and we particularly liked your attention to detail with the dinosaur's facial features. Congratulations!
And the winner is...
The School Council loved the range of techniques that you used for your decorations and the message behind your cake. Congratulations!
Our school councillors hit the ground running this term! Year 3 and 4 were tasked with communicating with each other to vote for a winning design from the playground half term homework. Year 5 and 6 also had a very difficult task of voting for the winning postcard designs. This was extremely difficult and required excellent communication between all of the children.
These are the winning designs, which have been ordered and will be used from next term!
Our School Council have already been working extremely hard within their new role at Brookfield Junior School. Any class member was entitled to run for the School Council and the decision in each class was made by a secret ballot. The children that wished to be considered for the School Council, had to present to their class, giving clear reasons and examples of why they were the most suitable candidate for the job.
The School Council will meet twice a term to share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school. The representatives will record ideas and take the minutes of the meetings as a record of what has been discussed to feedback to their classes. The School Council will be responsible for: organising events, communicating ideas with their class, supporting and developing their school and being good role models.