Our children put their names forward for election
They wrote speeches and told us their qualities
We listened carefully to each candidate
We thought about who would represent us the best
We voted for who we wanted to be Chair & Vice
Thoughts From last Year's Councillors
The School council listened to the children in their classes during class council meetings and it became very clear that a lot of children were unhappy with lunchtimes. As a council they sat down and discussed what they felt the key issues were and what we could do to make lunchtime a nicer place for everyone.
This is what they decided:
We decided that each table would have the name of a different inspirational person. So we researched possible people, created a final list, then finally gave each group a name and made a picture card of that person for each table.
Every week the school council take it in turns to run a school council surgery on a Friday break time. This is to provide an opportunity for children to share any issues, ideas, grumbles, suggestions etc. So that the school council can take these and discuss them or feed back to Mrs Castledine. It provides an opportunity for everyone to make their voice heard and be listened to.
Most recently the school council have been discussing the issue of kindness within our school. As a school this has been something we have really been thinking about as part of our well being award. Nisha Holmes, who is a member of our school council, has been appointed as our School Kindness Ambassador to work alongside the well being committee.
We decided that if everyone in our school could just be that bit nicer, that bit more considerate, that bit more understanding, that bit KINDER, then our school would be an even better place to be than it already is! So we talked about how we could achieve this. We researched ideas, we shared and discussed ideas, we considered that we could implement really easily.
Finally we came up with the following ideas.....
We created a list of 'Five Daily Kindnesses' which we want everyone to try and do every day, as many as they can. The 'Daily Kindnesses' are:
We also made posters to go up in each classroom, created a kindness display in the hall and sent our poster home to parents and carers.
As a school council we want to create a 'Kindness Crew'. This will be a group of children from across school who children will be able to go to if they are upset, concerned, worried, or just want someone to talk to. Anyone can put their names forwards to their class councillors, Mrs Boulton and Nisha Holmes will then decide who they think would make the best Kindness Crew members.
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