Welcome to our School Pupil Council
During the first week of term, a very strong group of children from Classes 2, 3 and 4 put themselves forward for the School Pupil Council. Each of these students had to describe why they would effective on the School Council and to persuade everyone to vote for them. We are proud to announce our School Pupil Council for 2019-20 as voted for by St Chad’s.
These are: Thomas, Niamh, Esmie, Roman, Martha and Cora. Congratulations to you six. Now your work begins!
What We Do
The Pupil Council listen to the opinions of children in our school and have a direct say in how the school addresses the needs of all our children. Children have the right to to say what they think in all matters that affect them, and to have their views taken seriously (Article 12 UNCRC).
Pupil Council Activities
16th October 2019: Everyone fed back on their activities since the last meeting. Niamh has sent off letters about school dinners but hasn’t had a reply yet. Niamh and Thomas greeted parents at the Macmillan Coffee afternoon. £300 was raised. A date was decided on for the Lego afternoon. It will be on Friday 8th November after school. The council also agreed on a non uniform day for next Friday. We discussed about what to spend the money raised on. Everyone agreed that we need more ipads to use in the classrooms and that the desk top computers are getting slow. Mrs Priestley suggested Chromebooks as an alternative. Letters for each family describing these fundraisers were written and signed by the Council members and will go home tonight. Finally, the group still would like to do a presentation against bullying. It was agreed that they will do an assembly during Antibullying week between Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November 2019. The theme is Change Starts with Us. Next meeting Wednesday 20th November at 1pm.
11th September 2019: Children met together for the first time. Thomas acted as Chairperson, Niamh as Scribe. The group were firstly congratulated by Thomas on their new roles. Everyone presented ideas that they would like the Council to take action on. Before the next meeting Niamh is drafting a letter about school dinners, Roman has proposed a lego fundraising event and Esmie suggested that the Council welcome people to the Macmillan Coffee afternoon on 27th September and that they fundraise with a Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar. Next meeting 16th October at 1pm.
George, Class 2 Pupil Council Representative 2018-9, made a proposal to the Pupil Council in June that there could be resources for Collective Worship for children to use during break times. The Council agreed that this was a good idea, successfully fundraised and George chose the Prayer Bag and resources. During assembly, George presented the Prayer Bag that he had chosen to the rest of the school. This resource will be kept in the library for children to use in small groups during the school day.
Plastic-free Schools Group
We were rather delighted to be able to watch a presentation today from the Plastic Free Schools Group.
The group presented a PowerPoint about the danger that plastic poses to wildlife with a particular focus
on the sea and on the beach.
Huge thanks go to Isabel, Thomas, Lewis, Zac, Isla, Lucy and Niamh for a very powerful performance..
The group have also just received a reply from the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street regarding their letter of concern about plastic in the environment. We’re very excited..!
Our Fairtrade group are very active in school organising their shop and selling Fairtrade products every Friday breaktime. They are already planning special events for Fairtrade Fortnight 2020: Monday 24 February – Sunday 8 March including games, competitions and ultimately, they’re going to be raising awareness of why it’s rather good to buy Fairtrade…
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