School Council 2021-2022
We are busy voting for our class councillors.The children who want to be a councillor write a proposal telling us why they would be good at the job.We then use our powers of democracy to vote for who we think will be the best representative.
Here are our class councillors:
Amphitheatre Fundraising Update
A massive thank you to everyone from School Council for your generous donations on our Halloween fancy dress day and for making our raffle so successful. We raised a total of £731!
We are now beginning to put together plans to develop the amphitheatre into a stimulating, exciting area for learning and we can't wait to share our plans with you! Watch this space!
Visit to the Town Hall
The School Council was invited by the Mayor to visit the Town Hall. We toured the Mayor's parlour, the dining room and even the Council Chamber where we were able to experience how it would be in a real Council meeting. The Mayor told us lots of interesting facts about the Town Hall and South Tyneside. We had a lovely morning and can't wait to go back again!
School Council Project 2021
During our first school council meeting, we decided our focussed project would be to develop our amphitheatre into a calm and relaxing space to encourage well-being and positive mental health. We will be organising fundraising events, throughout the year, to raise money for the project. We can't wait to share our ideas, events and progress with you!
Food Bank Friday
School council have organised a collection for our local food bank Hospitality and Hope. Children and families across the school have kindly donated a range of food for those in need. This will be collected on Friday 8th of October. Many thanks to everybody for their kind donations.
Visit from the Mayor
We met with the Mayor of South Tyneside and presented her with some flowers for judging our 'Bling Your Bike' competition. We asked her if we could visit the Town Hall to have a look around the historic building and find out about the daily running of the borough council.
School council projects 2019-2020
Two of our school councillors were delighted to cut the ribbon to open our fabulous new library.The library looks amazing and has a fabulous selection of both fiction and non -fiction books for all children in school. Everyone is really looking forward to using the library- happy reading!!!!
Cookery Unit Update
Our first Food Bank Friday was a huge success! We're extremely grateful to everyone who brought something in. Representatives from our School Council took the food to the Hospitality and Hope food bank and donated it to them. They were very thankful for the donation as you can see from this letter we have received from them.
Our next collection date will be:
FRIDAY 27th MARCH
Thank you again to everyone involved.
School Council is comprised of councillors from Y1 –Y6 elected by their classmates. They represent the views of our pupils and allow them the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of our school community.
This gives the children a voice in decision making and allows any concerns to be discussed. School Council are involved in developing procedures and routines in health and safety issues and improving areas of our school. They are also involved in local, national and international projects.
We have lots of new projects coming soon. Please look in this section for updates.
We were asked by the Royal British Legion to make poppies for Remembrance Sunday. The poppies were constructed by all year groups and made into a dress which was displayed in the window of J. Duckworth. We visited the shop to view the dress and had our photograph taken for The Shields Gazette.
We had a visitor from the Royal British Legion who lead an assembly to tell us about their work helping injured and retired service veterans. He told us the significance of the poppy wreaths and left us some to display in school. We then had a sale to raise funds across school to support their fundraising appeal.