On the return to school in September, all children were told about the School Council. The role of the School Councilors was explained and children thought about what qualities a School Council member would need. Children then had a week to go away and prepare their election speech ready for the hustings the following week.
Children delivered their speech to the children and staff in their classes. Children were then asked to vote for the two children that they believed would be the best members of the council.
We would like to present our new council members.
They are all extremely enthusiastic and busy organising charity events and thinking about what their focus of the year will be.
Finally, we were able to hold our first full School Council meeting outside. The members were very excited to meet and had lots of brilliant ideas. Please see the attached minutes to see what we discussed, they were all very enthusiastic and had lots of good ideas.
School Council wanted all the children to be active during the day. They gave each class a list of four activities that they could take part in. The children in each class voted for which of the four activities they would prefer to do. In all classes the move like a Superhero got the most votes and children brought in their chosen mode of Superhero transport to whizz around the playground and running track on.
Children had a brilliant time burning off their Superhero energy, rescuing each other on their Superhero missions and building Superhero friendships by chatting to each other as they went.
March 2021 - Uniform Pass Down Day
School Council decided to hold another Uniform Pass Down Day, this was decided as the last one was very welcomed by parents as a way of passing on uniform that was outgrown and also allowing parents to purchase new uniform for a small donation.
Children in Need was a successful day, with a craft competition, dressing in pyjamas, joining Joe Wicks exercises, Children in Need maths and running a mile each.
In September 2020, we are very happy to be welcoming some of the Ankoma Dreamers. These are a group of 7 children who live in the Ankoma village, in Ghana that have been selected to travel to the United Kingdom. Their dream is to build friendships, explore cultures and connect classrooms in the UK with theirs in Ghana.
Over the year, we will be organising various fund raising events. The first was a Pyjama Day, where all children and staff could come to school in their pyjamas in exchange for a small donation.
We raised £75.60 for the charity. Thank you very much for all of your donations.
Thank you to everyone that donated school uniform for our 'Pass Down Day' and thank you to everyone that came along to the event to purchase items.
We managed to raise £45.40 as well as recycling and reusing the clothing.
Watch out for another date coming later in the year.
This Children in Need we had a colourful and healthy theme.
Throughout the week, the whole school began the day by following Joe Wicks and his 8 minute workout. There was lots of exercise, fast heart beats, red faces and smiles by the end of each session.
Out first fundraising event was a success. We raised £83 for the charity 'Young Minds'.
We also helped raise awareness of the charity and the importance of talking about our feelings and what we can do to make people happy.
We organised a joke competition, where the winners were organised homemade certificates and also a guess how many yellow sweets were in the jar.
Thank you to everyone for taking part and coming to school dressed in yellow.
Here at Shap C of E Primary School we have a very good group of School Council members. Our Council is made up of children from Year 2 to Year 6. At the start of the year anyone who would like to be on the Council had to explain to our classes why we are worthy to be in School Council and what qualities we would bring to it. Following the presentations, everyone is the class would anonymously vote for who they would like to be their class School Council representative.
Some of our roles within the School Council are: to organise fundraising events, make suggestions on how we can improve our school and this year we are beginning to focus on how we in school can help to care for the environment.
We are always pleased to share our ideas at meetings and are honoured to be in School Council.
During our meetings we always discuss ideas that other children in the school have put in our suggestion box. After the meetings we feed back to our classes what we have discussed.
Amelia and Brooke
Children came to school dressed in red.
We held a competition to design your own 'Red Nose!' We had some fantastic entries.
These are the prize winners and their designs. Well done.
This year for Children in Need we asked children to come to school dressed in spots, in return for a £1. We had some very spotty children in school that day.
We arrange a few games that children could have a go at these included: guess the name of the teddy and guess how many spots (sweets) are in the jar.
Also we had a spot cake sale during playtime where children donated cakes and then we were allowed to buy and enjoy one! Yum yum.