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School Council 2023-24

In line with democracy our school councillors have been voted in by each class to represent them and our wider school.  We meet regularly to discuss on going issues and areas of our school that the children would like to develop. We will be working on a number of projects throughout the year both in school and the wider community.  Follow along to see how we get on...

Friendship Area - Work in Progress

Following our visit to Home Bargains we have really enjoyed using the updated Friendship Area.  The selection of games and the comfortable seating have been a huge success across school with the children enjoying some quiet, calm time to relax in the sun with their friends.


Thank you again for all of the donations and support with our project!

Friendship Area Update

The Friendship Area is now really starting to take shape as we have completed a number of renovations including the new fencing to section the area off.  We were ready to bring the area to life and go shopping for some decorative items including plants, cushions and beanbags.  We also bought a election of quiet activities for pupils to use during lunchtime.  We took a trip in the minibus to our local Home Bargains to make our purchases and even got a special discount from the manager!


Our next big focus will be putting up the new sign for the area that we have hand decorated ourselves and stripping and varnishing the seating to give it a new lease of life! 

Food Bank Friday

School council have organised a charity collection for our local food bank Hospitality and Hope.  We made an appeal to our parents and carers to donate dried and tinned food.  We were overwhelmed with the generous response and collected the donations in together.  They will be delivered to the local food bank to be distributed to those who need it.  

Friendship Area Progress

We have began to clear the Friendship Area ready for its refresh.  We have removed the old, damaged pots and flower boxes.  The area is now clear and ready for us to work our magic.  We will be installing new pots and planters then repaint the seating areas.  We have painted and prepared new signage for the area ready to be installed and will bring it all together with some lovely new planting.

Friendship Area Donations


School council would like to say a huge thank you to Eve Curer and her parents, Cooper Longman and his parents and Jasmine Mariadasan and her father who kindly donated money to support us in redesigning our friendship area.  Thanks to all the parents who donated pots and resources to use in our area as we begin to refresh it. 



Clean Toilet Reminders

Following a school meeting the children identified a common issue with ensuring the toilets were kept as clean as possible during the school day.  The children decided to create posters to display in key areas to remind the children how best to use the bathrooms.

Freshening up the Friendship Area

Following our meeting with the Headteacher and Site Manager where we shared our thoughts and feelings about the condition of the friendship area and discussed how we could improve and revamp the area.


We drafted a letter to share with parents and carers about our upcoming plans to raise money to implement the changes.  Keep your eyes peeled on parentmail for more information.

School Council 2022-2023

Our School Council members will remain the same this year and represent their current classes and year groups.  This will allow the children to fulfil their roles fully due to interruptions from Covid 19 last year.


Here are a reminder of our class councillors:

Town Hall Visit 


Year 3 councillors were lucky enough to visit the Town Hall and take part in a democracy workshop.  The children thought about the qualities of a good leader and were able to experience voting using actual voting booths and materials. The children met the Mayor and Mayoress and had use of the council chambers. It was a fantastic experience and they gained lots of insight into how democracy works. 

Friendship Area

School Council have decided to take on revamping our Friendship Area school yard.  We are busy planning and resourcing ready to relaunch the area with a new lease of life.  Our Friendship Area is a place to help children foster relationships with their peers and help those wishing to make new friendships.  

Harvest Donations

School Council organised the collection of food donations kindly sent in from parents and carers during our harvest festival celebrations.  They helped to sort and pack the donations and then collected by our local friends at Hospitality and Hope.  These donations will now be distributed to those in need in our community.  Thank you all for the care and kindness you have shown in the generous donations that were made.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our school councillors were a great help in organising the successful Macmillan Cancer Coffee morning for KS1 parents and children.  They represented the school values and our team incredibly well and helped serve refreshments and cakes during the event.

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:


Grand Opening of Marsden Steps

This week our School Council and Eco Warriors were invited to join the National Trust to open the new steps at Marsden Bay. We were joined by Seascapes who organised some exciting activities including carrying out a survey of local sea birds.


Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us but a fabulous afternoon was still had by all!

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

Thank you for everyone's donations to restock our cookery unit.  We are very grateful for the continued support of parents and carers.  The children are looking forward to cooking up some delicious treats as part of our DT curriculum.
Food Bank Friday!

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:




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.




Older News

School Council visit to the Town Hall

Poppy Appeal

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.








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Norham Avenue North, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 7TD

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