Even with the Covid 19 restrictions around visitors and school bubbles the School Council will still continue to play a vital role in the Portsdown School Community. Their voices, as well as their class mates will still be heard! There will be lots of interesting topics to safely discuss in their class bubbles.
We have achieved our Bronze award (July 2019)! We are very proud indeed. We started our Silver Award in 2019 and we will continue to work towards this in 2020/21! We can't wait to share our progress with you.
The Council has members from Year 2 - 6, one child from each class. Every child in these year groups will have the opportunity to present to their teacher and class mates why they want to be a member of the School council. There will then be an anonymous class vote.
To celebrate Clean Air Day, we have been lucky enough to have a very special visit from The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, The Deputy Lord Mayor and Councillor Ashmore on Thursday 20th June. Our special guests visited in the morning and did an assembly for all KS1 and KS2 children. The Lord Mayor and his team then went to visit the nursery children and staff. The children were able to ask the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth lots on interesting questions about his very important role. The children and staff enjoyed listening to The Lord Mayor’s stories about meeting the Queen during the recent D-Day celebrations. The children were inspired to hear that when The Lord Mayor was a young boy at school, he too had a special visit from The Lord Mayor at the time. He remembers really wanting to become The Lord Mayor when he was older… how fantastic is that!
We also had another special guest visit us… STOMPER! This is a very important monster who helps us to remember the importance of working together to make our air clean for everyone in Portsmouth to enjoy.
The School Council did an amazing job in welcoming the Lord Mayor and his team into school and confidently talked about their roles as JRSO’S. Well done, what a super team you are! We have made a promise to hold a walk to school week next year, to try and encourage more children and parents to walk into school, to help reduce the pollution in Portsmouth. Further details about this will be out at the start of the new academic year.
A school councillor commented that it had been the best day of their lives so far and another child in KS1 said that they felt very special for someone so important to be visiting our school.
If you would like to be part of the School Council next year, you can start to think about WHY you would like to. Children who would like to get involved need to address their class in October 2019 and explain why they should be voted for. Each class will then vote for who they would like to represent them. It is a very important job! Next year, we have been invited for tea with The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth!