The ‘pupil voice’ is very important to us at Lowton West. We believe that it is important to listen to our pupils and we greatly value their contributions. We have a very active school council and they have been involved in leading several school projects such as buying new indoor games for wet playtimes, organising the annual ‘Children in Need’ day, organising a ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ week, etc...
Every year, each class (Year 2-6) elects two representatives (a boy and a girl) who meet regularly with a member of staff. Outcomes from meetings are shared back to the rest of the children in class and in school assemblies.
School Council Representatives 2018/19
Congratulations to the Year 6 children who have been elected as House Captains:
Ladybirds – Winner M. & Ellis K.
Dragonflies – Georgina H. & Henry G.
Bees – Caitlin S H. & Cole B.
Grasshoppers – Lydia W. & Liam K.
School Council Members
Congratulations to the following children who have been elected on to the School Council Committee
C5 – Bethany R. & Jamie S.
C6 – Lucy K. & Ben S.
C7 – Maisie S. & Lucas J.
C8 – Megan B. & Ollie B.
C9 - Lily S. & Liam C.
C10 – Macey W. & Theo R.
C11 – Eva S. & Kian H.
C12 – Leia S. & Noah R.
C13 – Emily S. & Leo C.
C14 – Poppy S. &Nathan McC.
School Council Executive Committee 2018-2019
Chairperson – Emily S
Vice Chairperson – Poppy S
Secretary – Nathan M
Treasurer – Leo C
School Council update September 2018
The new school council has enjoyed getting into their roles and electing their executive committee.
They are proving to be fantastic school council and are committed to achieving and organising many wonderful events within our school.
Here are their successes so far:
Anti Bullying Week 2018 – Choose Respect
As part of our Anti-Bullying Week, (Monday 13th–Friday 30th Novembers 2018). The School Council organised another successful Odd Socks Day.
Children came to school in normal school uniform but wore odd socks to show how we are all different.
The House captains presented a whole school assembly about Anti-bullying and what to do and how we need to make the decision to choose to respect one another.
Year 4 Class 9 wrote some Anti-bullying poetry during these weeks to complement our existing School Council Anti –Bullying display. Thank you Year 4.
Children in Need Day
The School Council also organised the design a Superhero Pudsey competition for KS1 and design a book Mark for Pudsey for KS2.
A big thank you to all of the children for taking part in the Children in Need fundraising that we held at school last week.We raised a magnificent total of £366.00 by wearing something spotty - and £98.50 from the Pudsey drawing/colouring competition.
The School council delivered a whole school assembly to show the children why their support was important.
The Christmas Fair
The school council, House Captains and members of Year 6 took on a new role this year and assisted Miss Green with running of the junior gifts stall.
There people skills and knowledge of money proved to be a great success with the visitors to our school fair.
All their efforts helped to contribute to the success of the Christmas fair.
Miss Green was very proud!
Next Steps – Spring Term
In the next few weeks, the School Council will be looking at:
- Reading Sheds
- Mode Shift stars Silver Award – School travel plan
- Choosing new playground and wet playtime equipment for the Friends Association.
- Red Nose Day
- Designing a new school council logo.
These are our next priorities…… we will keep you updated.
Watch this space for more news later this term…
Antibullying Week 2018
‘Odd Sock’ Day
Thank you to all the children today who turned up to school in ‘Odd Socks’.
Many thanks also to Miss Green and the house captains for leading the assembly which was all about this year’s anti-bullying theme ‘Choose Respect’.
Sports Relief 2018
The whole school has supported Sport Relief over the past fortnight by completing the ‘Golden Mile’.
This involved the children moving for 10 minutes to complete as many laps as possible to count towards total miles.
A whole school assembly was delivered to the children on Tuesday to show the importance of supporting the charity.
Thank you for all contributions.
School Council 2018
The role of the school Council/pupil voice is becoming increasingly more important in the life of schools and this is true of Lowton West, where the council is very well established. Dr Gena Merrett and myself were invited to a recent meeting.
The representatives were keen to answer questions, discuss future ideas and tell us the impact their contributions have made and continue to make in school. Amongst other things they have helped to revise the anti-bullying policy. The idea of “Reading sheds” is a current suggestion. This will be an ambitious, costly project, but a brilliant idea. It demonstrates vision and the desire to promote the love of books and raise standards in literacy.
The planning and costing stages will be interesting and will involve pupils, staff, parents and hopefully some sponsorship or grant. The children were articulate and it is obvious they take their responsibilities seriously.
Thank you for the invitation and we look forward to our next visit.
Marie Blewitt (Vice Chair of Governors)
School Travel Plan
The School Council are working towards Walk to School Week in May 2018.
In preparation for this event, they will be carrying out a survey of the classes in school to see how pupils and staff currently get to school and what would be their preferred method of transport.
We will publish the results as soon as the survey is completed and what actions the school council have to continue to encourage our school be healthy and conscious of the environment.
We would like to thank Miss Green and the School Council representatives for organising our anti-bullying fortnight. The theme has been ‘All different, all equal’ and all pupils in school have participated in a range of anti-bullying activities and awareness assemblies as part of the fortnight.
Thank you to everyone who has also supported our ‘odd socks’ day today!
‘Children in Need’ Day
School raised a staggering amount of £101.00 for the teddy competition and £337.00 for the non-uniform day bringing the total to £438.00. Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Children In Need’ day.
Well done to Shaun S. (C3) and Lydia W. (C8) who won our Pudsey competition.