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School Council 2023 - 2024

Eco Award School Environmental Review

Composting Workshop 12th April 2024

Today we were again visited by Ruth from Warwickshire Country Council who delivered a workshop on Composting. We learnt so much about what should go into a compost bin to create the best conditions for compost to be created, as well as having a go at making our own biodegradable pots for planting seeds in, using newspaper! Wild flower seeds were planted in our newspaper pots and so we put these into our wildflower garden at the front of the school. 

Sponsored Silence 21st March 2024

Today the School Council took part in a sponsored silence to raise money for some stationary bins for each classroom, and some new flowers and plants to brighten up our school grounds. Every single member did remarkably well at not speaking for the whole day and they raised over £200!!!!

UPDATE: Every class now has their own stationary bin which can be used for pens, pencils, crayons and the outer case of glue-sticks.

New plants were purchased for in the front and back playgrounds.  

 

Waste Free Lunch Workshop 20th Feb 2024

Today we had a visit from a lady called Ruth who works for Warwickshire County Council as a Waste Project Manager. She came to talk to us about how much waste we produce as a school and to give us ideas on how we can track this and then reduce it. The School Council were very forthcoming in telling Ruth about issues that they have seen arise with waste in mind, including the amount of wrappers in lunchboxes and that some children throw away their vegetables at lunchtimes. 

Over the next few months we will be creating presentations to share in class regarding holding our own 'Waste Free Lunch' day, and collating information and advice for parents how how to create waste-free packed lunches

Children's Mental Health Week Assembly 1st Feb 2024

In preparation for Place2Be's Annual Children's Mental Health Week, the School Council delivered a presentation during one of our whole-school assemblies. They talked about the importance of showing kindness, not only to others, but to ourselves, and the theme for this year was 'My Voice Matters'. 

All school council members spoke in the assembly which can be quite a scary thing to do, so a huge well done to them!

School/Eco Council 2022 - 2023

The School Council was set up to give pupils “a voice”.  It comprises two elected councillors from Foundation Stage to Class 6. These councillors are elected by fellow pupils in their class. Meetings are held regularly with Miss Johnson to suggest new initiatives or  to discuss issues that are important to the pupils, such as playtime behaviour, lunchtimes, assemblies and after-school clubs. The council play a vital role in ongoing self-review and school improvement.

 

Currently, the council is working towards achieving the Green Flag Eco-Award having already received the Bronze and Silver awards.

 

The council is also a crucial part of our interview days whenever we are looking for new staff.  Some of the older members always manage to come up with the trickiest questions for our candidates.

Green Flag Eco Award!

For all our hard work, effort and determination this year, we have been award with this Eco Award for the school!

We have done many things including...

  • Filling up the skip with rubbish from the carpark
  • Delivering assemblies on Endangered Animals and E- Safety
  • Painting and decorating bird houses
  • Planting plants and flowers in the school grounds
  • Taking part in 2 village litter picks
  • Creating a litter picking schedule for KS2
  • Organising a pre-loved uniform sale and creating a poster
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