Count up ballot box responses
Discuss charities that are the most popular.
Discuss Christmas jumper day.
Discuss School council letter-head, are there any issues the council would like to address parents on?
Inform council reps of the budget – what should we do with it?
Organise the date of the next meeting.
The counted ballot boxes showed that the chosen charities were cancer research, children in need and RSPCA. Owing to children in need having already gone the children discussed replacing it with save the children and thus doing Christmas jumper day.
Children discussed making posters for Christmas jumper day. Some children are able to do this task in after-school time – it was said to DO NOT print off colourful pictures from the computer owing to ink.
Children like the letter head and suggestions were made as to what to write to parents about. JS quickly raised the issue of parking.
Letter to be given out with lines for council members to pen their own drafts.
Suggestions regarding parking were to make signs for parents, children to lie on the zig-zags for a photo to add to the letter (risk assessment needed). Ticket barriers and cameras. Attach copy of the highway code section on zig-zags to the letters.
Print photos to display in classes of representatives.
Discussed allocating money, children to discuss with classes where this money could be spent.
Next meeting 30.11.16 for Christmas jumper day only.
Discuss responsibilities of a school councillor
Give out folders
Give badges and reiterate they must be worn
Discuss the funds that a school council has access and how to gather opinions on how this could be spent.
Discuss how to collect information from your class, write down everything your class suggest. Older children to support those in year one.
Discuss Christmas Jumper Day, school council’s role in supporting this cause, what can they do?
Any other ideas?
New board games for wet play!
As part of their Student Councillor role, representatives were asked to find out from their peers what they felt needed to be improved in school. Feedback suggested that children where disappointed with the range of wet play activities available. As a result of this research, reps discussed what type of new board games each year group would like. A list was made by each year group of their favourite games and the top 5 games from each list were purchased for the children to enjoy on a rainy day!
On Tuesday 17th June, Student Council representatives delivered a whole school assembly to introduce our new school charity initiative. They were asked to think of ways the school could support a charity that didn't involve just bringing in a small donation. Through their research they discovered 'Shoebiz' a charity linked to Unicef and Clarks shoe shop.
Clarks and Unicef work in partnership to gather and collect old, unwanted shoes and transport them to Africa to help the thousands of children who are in desperate need of just one pair of shoes. Any shoes that are deemed not suitable are recycled and made into stationary for the children to use when they attend school.
Student Council asked Weddington pupils to help support this wonderful charity by bringing in just ONE PAIR of old suitable shoes between now and the end of term. So step up Weddy, you must all have at least one pair lurking in the bottom of your wardrobe!
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