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School Council

Summer 1 Term 2022
 
This term may have been a brief one and the February full council meeting had to be postponed. However the school council has been very focused and achieved a lot.
 
Collective Worship
 
In April everyone was reminded and made aware of battery recycling, litter picking, the jubilee, the Marhamchurch Food Fair and where to find all the minutes from meetings.
 
Eco - Schools
 
All the working parties have been achieving this term.
  • Litter Picking - we borrowed 15 litter pickers, 5 black sack hoops and hi-viz jackets so more children could be involved at morning and lunch time breaks. There was plenty to pick up, on occasions the outside bins had not been emptied and the birds would come along and look for food. The working party wrote to the cleaners to bring this to their attention.
  • Waste  - each class had a Big Battery Hunt box. Many children took a box home and recycled their batteries. 
  • School Grounds - Gardening Club have been tidying, weeding and planting. It is all looking great! 
Matters Discussed in meetings.
  • Ukraine
  • Wake and Shake
  • Sports
  • Mr Hoare's fundraiser for the London Marathon
  • Lunchtimes
  • Community events
  • Talent Show 2022.
We think the Summer 2 term will be another productive and busy one.
 
Spring Term 2022
 

This term has brought some challenges to hold full school council meetings. However we have had numerous informal meetings. Pupil voice has continued throughout this term. School council has been focussed and working very hard. Please see below our achievements –

 

Collective Worship.

School council updated the whole school with their achievements and current actions. Please see the PowerPoint below.

 

Eco –Schools Award

  •         Action plan made. Areas to focus on litter, waste and the school grounds. Working parties formed and feeding back to school council to enable monitoring.
  •          school council has  achieved and evidenced  59/100 to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag
  •         All teachers asked to evidence any ‘eco’ curriculum links. Three are required. Currently RSPB Schools Birdwatch and Class 3’s beach clean. 
  •         Class 1 held elections in February. These were organised by the Class 5 councillors who will now mentor the younger newly elected councillors.

Beach Clean with Stratton Primary School

  •         March, the beach clean was jointly organised with Ms Marwood and school council. There was a good attendance. Scott Mann MP joined in and the local press attended

Events discussed and organised

  •         World Book Day
  •         Platinum Jubilee
  •         Red Nose Day
  •         Supporting Class 3 with the school trip
  •         Huff ‘n’ Puff equipment – asking everyone what new equipment all the children would wish for.
  •         Ukraine - two children expressed their wish that school should show their support.   A ‘blue & yellow’ day was on 14th March requesting specific donations and 1st April is a ‘bring & buy jointly organised with the PSFA in the village hall.
 
 
 
 
School Council is all up and running - Autumn Term 2021
 
The class elections were  held in September 2022, all by secret ballot. Each class has two councillors. Class 1 is represented by two councillors from Class 5, until their elections are held during the Spring term. After this the older children will mentor the newly elected councillors throughout the school year.
 
During the autumn term  school council has been very busy, they have -
  • edited and agreed to a constitution.
  • had an eco walk around the school and it's grounds.
  • Shortlisted and then consulted the whole school community about a local charity. Bude's 'Born to be Wild' was chosen
  • An Eco-Schools survey was done. This involved completed a questionnaire from Eco-Schools, making observations, asking opinions and gathering data from both staff and children. From this an 'action plan' will be made.
  • In contact with Stratton Primary School, to work on a joint project.
  • Working Parties have organised a MacMillan Coffee Morning, Poppy Day art for the village, Children in Need fundraiser and a competition to switch on Marhamchurch village's Christmas tree.
  • Any other business, is always discussed at meetings and actions are decided. So far this has included a further reading after Karate Reading has been completed, school trips, a tuck shop, 'diamond diners', cycle track and swimming. 
A New School Council for a New School Year

Every child in school is invited to represent their class as a school councillor. They need to complete a manifesto; which is named on the back only. These are displayed in class to be read and considered by everyone. The election is a secret ballot and the child's manifesto remains anonymous. This enables the voting to be on what the children hear and believes is the best!

Dates and Details

Meeting dates
 
  • 27th September (elections by 24th September)
  • W/C 18th October
  • W/C 15th November
  • W/C 6th December
  • W/C 24th January
  • W/C 14th February
  • W/C 14th March
  • W/C 4th April
  • W/C 9th May
  • W/C 13th June
  • W/C 4th July


This year we are working towards Eco Schools awards which is a very exciting venture.
Please find a manifesto for completion below.
 
Blank Manifesto 2021 - 2022
Our self evaluation for 2020 - 2021. Everyone was invited to share their thoughts.