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Lowton West Primary School

SCHOOL COUNCIL

 

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 

 

House Captains

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 for the Spring term 2019

The School Council are proving to be fantastic school council and are committed to achieving and organising many wonderful events within our school. Here are their successes for the Spring term.

Mode Shift stars Silver Award – School travel plan

Last year, the school council achieved the Bronze Modeshift stars Bronze award and we now have a school travel plan. We are continuing their work this year.

 

We have completed travel surveys for every class in school and we will be using that information to have a walk to school week in the summer term to encourage the children to walk to school and look after the environment.

Choosing new playground and wet playtime equipment for the Friends Association

We asked our class for a wish list of playground equipment and wet play equipment as the friends association kindly said they would buy the classes’ new equipment.

Red Nose Day

We recently organised Red Nose Day in school. We organised the design  a funny nose with a funny name competition for Key stage one and design based on the Red Nose day theme come together, two noses and give them funny names for key stage 2. We raised a magnificent total of £362 by wearing something red- and £61 from the red Nose competition. The friends association donated £543.22 from the Key stage 1 coffee morning.

We went into the school assembly to show the children why their support for children in need was important.

Designing a new school council logo.

We are also going to change our school council logo. We have all completed designs to show what the school council means to the school, we are ready to judge these in our next meeting after the Easter holidays.

 

Meeting the School Governors

On Monday 25th March, the governors held a Governors’ Conference day at the school.

The members of the school council were asked to attend the day by the governors to share with them what the school council’s role is within our school and how we are elected to the council. We shared with them our successes for this school year and what our next steps were. The governors were very interested in hearing our views and talking to us about our school. We were proud to share our achievements.

 

 

Reading Sheds

 

We are continuing the work of the previous school council and have been successful in buying Reading Sheds for school. We have three sheds, one for Key Stage One, one for Years Three and Four and one for years Five and Six.

 

We are still working on this, we have chosen names and themes for our sheds by thinking of authors that we enjoy and we are going to pick books and decoration for the sheds.

 

Reception and Key Stage One has a Ronald Dahl/ Cressida Cowell theme

Year Three and Four has a David Walliams theme

Year Five and Six has a JK Rowling theme.

 

We have also discussed changing the house teams in school into these four authors from September to help us become a more reading friendly school.

                                                                 

Next Steps – Summer Term

In the next few weeks, the School Council will be looking at:

  • Reading Sheds – more updates.
  • Mode Shift stars Silver Award – School travel plan and Walk to school week.
  • Designing and judging a new school council logo.
  • School vision.
  • Reviewing the school wellbeing policy for pupils.

 

 

 These are our next priorities…… we will keep you updated.

Watch this space for more news later this term…

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’.

Anti Bullying Week 2017 – All different, All equal.
As part of our Anti-Bullying Week, the School Council organised an Odd Socks Day on Friday 24th November. Children came to school in normal school uniform but wore odd socks to show how we are all different. They presented a whole school assembly about Anti-bullying and what to do and how we need to respect differences.
Following on from this, the School Council were asked to review and produce a child-friendly anti-bullying policy for Mrs Gould.
The School Council decided to produce a display for all the children to go into the hall giving the children of the school what they thought were the main messages from the policy for children to think about. It is a fantastic display with a very clear message.

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.

Anti-Bullying Fortnight

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.

Pudsey Picture

Well done to Shaun S. (C3) and Lydia W. (C8) who won our Pudsey competition.

 

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