We have so much planned for the School Council this year. We are looking forward to a visit from our lead caterer for the school, who is going to come in and help us develop a fun themed menu for some of the exciting learning opportunities coming up in school soon. We will keep you posted.
Have you seen some of the posters around school, created by the School Council? Keep a look out as you will see anti-bullying posters and save the world posters (linked to our recycling bottle tops project).
School Council meetings will now be held on a weekday at 2pm. We will have a meeting twice in a half term. The children will be told in advance when the meetings are. Keep an eye out on this page for information posted by the School Council. Make sure you check out the School Council Notice board (outside the East Hall). You can see the friendly faces of the School Council members and what we have been busy working on each half term.
We have now achieved our Bronze award (July 2019)! We are very proud indeed. From October 2019, when the new school council is established, we shall be working towards our next challenge... our Silver Award! 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!