Welcome to our newly elected School Council for 2017 to 2018 !
Our first job has been to help organise the Harvest Collection and donations for this will be going to the Cheddar Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who donated towards this worthy cause.
Our Record of School Council Activities for 2016 - 2017
October: Harvest collection of food for Cheddar foodbank. A list of food sent out to parents and posters made.
November: Children in Need – Show your Spots. Suggestions for fundraising activities were collected from each year group. The School Council then chose and voted. These included: spotty mufti, drop a coin on Pudsey, making, decorating and then selling spotty biscuits. Year 4 created spotty challenge cards which children could do during playtimes. The councillors worked in pairs to produce Show your Spots posters and letters were sent to parents advertising the day.
January and February: the school council led the improvement of our playground equipment and also adult led playground games at lunchtime. Each class was given a list (using Jenny Moseley resources) and given the opportunity to vote for their favourite activities and games. Mrs Gibb then met with the lunchtime supervisors and a timetable of lunchtime games were drawn up.
March: the school council sold Red noses and everyone paid £1 to wear red mufti.
June: Gardening Enrichment Week – We showed our visitors from Cross Gardening Club around our school garden and explained how each class had planted a different area of the school garden. They chose winners for each area of the garden and were very impressed at how well we knew our garden and the plants we had planted.
July: Jolaurabi school in Kenya – we collected school summer uniforms to send to our link school in Kenya.
Sal’s Shoes – we collected second hand shoes to send to children who do not have shoes.
School Council Whole School Service: the school council took a whole school service to promote our two collections. Each class chose a Christian Value and wrote a short prayer which was then put together by the council and made into a school prayer which was said at the service. The councillors acted out children not having shoes and then getting shoes. Two of the Year 4 councillors showed the school photos of children in Kenya wearing our uniforms and asked for donation of school uniforms to send to Africa. Every councillor had a part to play from Reception to Year 4.
Finally:We have had a busy year on the school council but we have also had great fun working together for our school and other communities.
School Council 2017 -2018
Dates of Meetings
We will have extra meetings if we need them when working on a project.