Meet our newly elected School Council
who are ready to tackle any problems raised by their peers.
Our School Council has been in operation for a number of years.
At the start of every academic year a boy and a girl are elected from each class by their peers.
The representatives are very keen to take on this responsibility on behalf of their class and are involved in a number of important issues throughout their term of office.
Meeting Dates - Spring Term 2018
Friday 2nd February 2018
Friday 9th March 2018
Minutes of meeting on 2/2/18
Mr Satchwell welcomed the council and the meeting started with all the children discussing their favourite parts of the week. Highlights included swimming, playing with friends and the family assembly.
Mr Satchwell explained the learning survey was nearly finished but some classes still needed to complete the questionnaires and he would do this next week.
The main topic of conversation during the meeting was about changes to the school's internet safety rules ahead of National Internet Safety Week which takes place from 5/2/18. Mrs Bullock asked for the children to look at some examples of safety rules and then for the council to write a set which would become the rules for Stoke Prior children. The council all agreed that the existing rules were too 'grownuppy', not relevant and too complicated.
After much discussion, it was agreed that they wanted a version of the Think You Know Rules but with pictures drawn by children so younger children in school, not able to read, could still understand them.
As part of the activities for Internet Safety Week, all children will have the chance to design pictures to go alongside the rules and then posters will be made to display around school.
There was one item of AOB. The council decided they would like to ask the classes if children had any worries in school at the moment.
Next meeting will be 9th February to select pictures.
The first meeting of 2017-18 took place on October 20th. A busy calendar meant this was a little later than usual. The council met for the first time and introduced themselves to everyone really well. All children talked well about why they had wanted to be a councillor and how they felt when they were chosen.
At the end of the meeting everybody went away with a clear idea of what they needed to do.
New School year and a new School Council Project.
As we start 2017, the School Council are planning to get all the children at Stoke Prior fit and healthy and swapping sugary treat for more healthy options. Look out over the next few weeks for activities galore!
On Friday 10th February a council meeting was held to discuss the sugar swaps idea. The children were given a free sugar swap kit (one for the whole school) and information to share with the classes.
Hopefully everybody will get involved in checking their food!
The council are due to meet again next week.
Safety In School Survey
The School Council has been busily finding out how safe the children feel in school. Why not read their report to find out more. As a result of the survey the children will now be asking Mr Satchwell to do assemblies on Anti bullying and playground safety and the council will be creating their own safety guidelines for the outdoor play equipment. Watch this space!
The project to create a safety sign is well underway with councillors reporting back to the council classes' ideas at the meeting on Friday 6th May. There were some very good ideas suggested too. The council narrowed the many rules down to just 12 so they there were not too many and then selected which should be used for pictures. The council also decided that the sign should have the school's logo on it.
The council then decided to run a short competition to allow children to design pictures for the fort sign.
On Thursday 14th July, the council met to judge the competition for the rules. The photos below show how this was done. But after careful consideration, the final pictures that will be made into the special sign were chosen. Now all that remains is for Mr Satchwell to have the sign made and Mr Tolley will fix it to the fort. Well done to everyone that helped with the project.
The first School Council Meeting of the new school year.
Here are the results of our first project.
Teamwork in Stoke Prior is about:
Listening to others
Support, communication and challenge
Helping each other to solve problems
This term's work is done. A big thanks to all the councillors for their hard work. Certificates were awarded in assembly and we look forward to the next set of councilors in the new year.
School council had a lovely time working together
We think you'll agree that did a fantastic
of magic! It makes us all smile each day we come into school.
|Year 2 chose to decorate their bauble
as a Christmas pudding or glitter ball.
|Reception class chose to decorate their
bauble with their own personal design.
|Year 1 chose to use felt tip pens
and glitter by the gallon!!
|Year 3 chose a coloured pattern and
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