S.T.O.P - Anti-bullying Week
This week, as part of Anti-bullying week, the school council met to discuss our new S.T.O.P (Several Times On Purpose) posters and how they could help other children in school. They discussed the difference between bullying and a disagreement or angry outburst and came up with different strategies to cope or help others. They will take this information back to their classes and discuss further.
The council was pleased with recent changes to the lunch menu.
Meat- Free Mondays
The School Council has voted to have Meat-Free Mondays on our lunch menu.
This was an idea put forward by a group of Year Six children and the Year 6 school councillors proposed the idea at the last full council meeting. The children considered a number of factors, including: healthy diets, the environmental impact of meat production and animal welfare. The proposal was passed unanimously.
Meat-Free Mondays will start in Term 2.
The School Countil meets regularly during Tuesday 'Collective Worship'.
The School Councillors this year have been elected. They are:
Year 1 Oliver and Alice
Year 2 Matthew and Katie
Year 3 Luke, Simone, Owen and Matilda
Year 4 Alexander, Macy, George and Isla
Year 5 Tom, Imogen, Alfie and Beth
Year 6 Jacob, Amie, Leo and Martha
The new School Council has met and already started to discuss goals the children would like to achieve this year. The children enjoyed exploring the contents of a parliamentary loan box, dressing as the speaker, talking in front of the mace and dispatch box and looking at a parliamentary bill. The children could explain the importance of democracy and tolerance and could see the parallels between the school council elections and those used to select our Members of Parliament. The next task is to consult their class mates and inform the School Lunch Company of changes the children would like to see made to the school menu.
The Speaker of the House of Commons has recognised the wonderful work of last year's school council with a lovely certificate, proudly displayed by Chloe, Ari and Miri. The certificate acknowledges the children's achievements in becoming the first Dementia Friendly school in Witney and winning the Bronze Eco-school Award.
5th July 2017
Well done School Council
We are delighted that our school council has been recognised for all the hard work the children have done to make our school more environmentally responsible. It was the council who set themselves the target of forming an Eco Council and meeting the criteria for the School Council Eco Award (you may have noticed the Eco Council display at the front of the school. They did it and we recently received the Bronze Award. Plans are afoot to reach Silver next year. Well done everyone.
School Eco Council
The School Council's Eco Council met to discuss the findings of their recent environmental survey. The children felt more could be done to encourage recycling and that adults need to be better at turning off lights and computers when not in use. They also started planning a Waste Week for later in the year