School Council 2018 - 2019
Brightside Nursery & Infant School Council is made up of 10 pupils from year 1 and year 2. In the autumn term, every pupil votes for who they would like to be a council member from each class. The votes are then counted and the School Council is formed. The School Council meet every few weeks with Mr Smith to discuss current school issues. They then report issues and discussions back to their classes every two weeks in class council.
The School Council present the outcomes of their meetings very two weeks in the KS1 assembly on Mondays.
Here are our new members of the School Council for 2018/19 and these are some of the projects that they have been involved in.
Autumn 1 - The school council thought about how they could raise money at Harvest Time. They decided to have a food collection and donate it to The Cathedral Archer Project to help people who are homeless.
Autumn 2- The school council decided how we could raise money for Children In Need. They decided to have a 'spotty' day where the children could bring in £1 donation to dress up in something spotty. They also chose to have a disco and to raise money by having spotty face paint and spotty hairsprays.
Spring 1- The school council helped to make decisions about the playground at school. They wanted a 'Daily Mile' track around the yard. They looked at some ideas and chose to have a hopscotch, colourful footprints, a target board and a sprinting section developed into the design. They can't wait for the playground's new look!
Spring 2- The school council have been discussing how to keep safe online. The children explained how they like using the child friendly search engine 'Kiddle' to look for information as this makes them feel safer. They developed some ideas to share across school to help the other children to feel safer online.
The School Council have also made some suggestions for projects that they would like to work on in the future. These will be discussed and implemented in future school council meetings.
The new projects include:
- developing the wildlife garden with the help of parent/carers,
- developing the school library to make it more inviting and to encourage more children/families to access books,
- choosing lunchtime and after school clubs that will appeal to other pupils.
The decisions made in 2018/19 include:
- choosing a theme for World Book Day
- designing and making posters to remind pupils to hang their coats up
- planting seeds in the school garden to make it look more attractive
- choosing two year 2 children per day to 'help out' in the reception playground
- developing the new playground zones
- choosing to take coats off if the weather is mild
- introducing a 'badge and timer' system to enable a fairer way for children to access the garden at lunchtime
- developing rules to be displayed in the school garden
- choosing to send money from the School Fun Run to Help a Hallam Child