Over the years the school councillors have worked on various projects in a bid to improve our school and to raise funds to facilitae these improvements and to support various charities.
Every summer term the councillors organise and run a Fun-day which is dedicated to raising money to support worthwhile charities. These have included Save the children, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Help the Heroes and Cancer Research UK.
Every year councillors help out at the New Parents evening in July by welcoming and seating the parents then explaining what a Rights Respecting School is all about (see copy of presentation below) and introducing them to the school council.
Projects during the past year have included designing a poster to encourage children to respect the quiet area(see copy below), organising a mufti day to raise money for playtime equipment, working on plans for a fund-raising talent show in the Spring Term (see leaflet) and compiling an information book about Agness (at the Tongabezi Trust school) whose education we sponsor.
Another recent project undertaken was a survey to find out what children think about our new library and to enable them to request books which they would like us to purchase, both for the library and the shared area bookshelves (see overview report below).
Over the past five years councillors have become involved in the interview process for new teachers. The last time this happened was for a new temporary class teacher to cover Mrs White's maternity leave after Christmas 2013. The four children chosen acted in a very mature way and reported back to the main inteview team at the end of the session.
A new water fountain has been installed in the Lower Junior area which was asked for via the school council.
In October 2013, Josephine, who is the chairperson of our school council, handed a cheque for £800 to Shelley Davies from Cancer Research UK. The money was raised during a Fundraising Fun Day which was organised by the school council in the summer.
On Tuesday 19th November 2013, three of the school councillors attended an Anti-Bullying Conference in Winfrith, Dorset where they took part in a workshop looking at ways to prevent and deal with bulling in schools.