The School Council have been very active this academic year.
One of their first tasks was to ensure that no-one had any excuse for not putting their litter in the bins! If you look around the playground you will see several new bins which were purchased as a result of discussions with Mr Bates and the caretaker.
On the school dinner front, some children were concerned that there was not enough choice for those classes who were last into dinner. The kitchen were keen to hear the views of the children and have worked hard to ensure this was addressed.
Years 1 & 2 felt that they were missing out on using the 'activities' area of the playground. A lively debate was held in each class - very heated in Y6 - and after a vote, Y1 & Y2 now enjoy using the recreation area on a Thursday morning playtime. One of the main arguments against Y1&Y2 having time on this area was the concern that the children would not know what to play and potentially fall out - as a result the Y6 children have reinstated 'Play Leaders' and Sarah from Corpus kindly spent a morning with Y1 & Y2 showing them some games they could play.
In response to their keeness a days training was arranged with Jacob Asherburg from Smart School Councils. It proved to be not only informative but great fun. Following on from this, the council have 'commandeered' a noticeboard in the hall to keep everyone updated with what is going on - don't forget to take a look. It is EXTREMELY colourful to ensure it catches everyones attention. We have a group working on a book of playground games - some of which will be printed on weatherproof material and have a permanent position in the playground (this is a work in progress so will happen over the next few months). A 'communications' team is working on an additional page top the website to keep the whole school family informed as to what is happening with the School Council.
Next term they have also been invited to a school in Blackpool and Longridge to see how other school councils operate.