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School Council

Our School Council were chosen democratically.

Children from Reception to Year 6 who wanted to be a member of the School Council presented a speech to their class.  Each child in the class then voted democratically for the pupil they wanted to represent them.

School Council members 2016

Reception - Lilly and John

Year 1 - Jack and Erin

Year 2B - Jodi and Morgan

Year 2C - Lucy Ella and Harry

Year 3 - Hannah and Byron

Year 4H- Jenny and Richard

Year 4A - Ellie - Jo and Kieron

Year 5 - Ryan and Alicia

Year 6 - Lucy, Dean and Grace

 

The School Council meets every Tuesday morning with Mrs Schofield.

Our School Council represents the views of all of our pupils.  It gives children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community.

School Council aims:

To make sure our school is a safe and happy place for all of our children.

To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns.

To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.

To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.

We will do this by:

Talking to our class to gain ideas and suggestions.

Making sure everyone's opinions and views are valued.

Having regular meetings to share our ideas.


Each class has two  representatives who attend the meeting and then share the information discussed back in their classes.

 

The charity we are supporting this year is Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

 

Visit the website to find out about all the great work they do

http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/

 

We hope to raise £1000 over the next 2 years. 

Look out for the exciting ways we will be ra
ising money! 

 

School council used some of the fantastic suggestions from the suggestion box to help decide on the dressing up themes.

 
The dressing up themes for this academic year are.

Autumn 1-Spooky theme

Autumn 2- Christmas theme

Spring 1-Mad Hair

Spring 2-Favourite Artist

Summer 1- Animals

Summer 2- Non school uniform week

 

The kitchen theme days for this year are as follows:

 

Autumn 1- French

Autumn 2- Christmas

Spring 1- Pancakes

Spring 2- Italian

Summer 1- Brazilian

Summer 2- Australian

 

 

 

Councillor Michele Hodgson

On 1st November 2016 one of our school governors Councillor Michele Hodgson came along to one of our meetings to talk to us about what councillors do in the community.  This helped us to understand the importance of our role as school council representatives.  She talked to us about the councillor election process and how similar this is to how we elect school council members. 

Picture 1

We were invited to attend Durham County Council offices, so on Wednesday 18th January 2017 School Council were lucky enough to visit.  We had a tour of the building including the Durham room and one of the meeting rooms.  Councillor Bell, the chair of the council and Mayor of Durham told us all about the role of councillors within Durham.  He also let everyone of us try on his chain of office, even Mrs Schofield had a turn.   

Our visit to Durham County Council

School Council News

The School decided that it would be a good idea to write a termly newsletter to share what School Council have been up to with the school community.

As a council we will write the newsletter together after discussing what each article will contain. 

 

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