This year the Eco council are focusing on developing our awareness of plastic use. We have implemented a litter picking rota which the children are responsible for. They make sure the school grounds are clean and tidy and litter free. They also make sure they recycle any plastic which they find. As well as litter picking, we have been raising the awareness of single use plastic. We have contacted the council for more recycling boxes and have made posters to remind all of what we can recycle.
We have also started our eco brick program. Everyone is busy making eco bricks out of used plastic which we will be using as bricks to create a new raised bed in our school allotment.
The children really enjoy developing the awareness of single use plastic and lots of the children in school will remind each other about what can be recycled and help with the letter picking.
To continue our plastic campaign we will soon be looking at how to create eco friendly food wrapping!
Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
The School Council’s aims are:
to make the school a better place
Our Council is made up of 2 representatives from Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, who are elected by their class. Year 6 counsellors also representatives for Foundation and year 1. The Council meets weekly during term time to work on particular projects.
This academic year (2018/19) the School Council has chosen to focus on developing the Library area.
Our aim is to purchase new furniture-seating and shelving, books to put onto the new shelves and brighten up the walls in the library area.
The library transformation has begun.
We have looked and chosen the colour schemes for the new seating area and different shelving units. An artist in resident came and worked with Excalibur class to produce 3D pictures based on Roald Dahl, The Hungry Caterpillar and Fantasy and Fairytales, which has brightened up the library walls.
This term we have supported Remembrance Day and Children in Need.
The library furniture has arrived and it looks fantastic. As a school we are continuing to raise money for new books which will support our class topics. It has been a busy one!
The staff very kindly donated items for us to put together a ‘Mothers Day Hamper’ which we sold squares for and drew out a lucky number.
Film Club returned which was a great success. Blackdown House held a cake sale and to end our term we held a Easter Egg tombola. All monies raised will go towards purchasing new books for the library.
In addition to raising money for our own school project we have also supported Comic Relief and NSPCC and voted for our chosen charity which we will be supporting in the Summer Term. The school has voted to raise money for the charity ‘Toilet Twinning’. We hope to raise enough money to twin 2 toilets.
Our aims for the term:
Events lined up for this term: