We think that Ambassadors of Change links to right 12 on the convention of the rights of the child which is : Children have the right to give their opinions freely on issues that affect them. Adults should listen to children and take them seriously.
Springfield Junior’s Ambassadors of Change consists of at least 1 student from each class throughout the school. These children are voted by their class members and have various roles and responsibilities.
2023 - 2024
So far this year the Ambassadors of Change have been busy looking at the positives of playtime and what improvements they would like to see. They are going to have a more active role at lunchtime as a part of the play team, to make sure pupils are being respectful and safe.
The Ambassadors of Change will meet fortnightly and minutes of these meetings will be uploaded for you to view.
2021 - 2022
So far this year the school council have been meeting in order to get to know each other and start making decisions on what we hope to achieve through the upcoming year. School council have improved play time and lunch time by adding year group equipment boxes. There were a few issues to start with about the boxes breaking so we decided to buy stronger ones.
To celebrate the Queen's reign on the week begining the 16th of May, we hope to have a number of activities such as arts,oracy,history and geography .Aswell as a few different clubs hoping to perform a parade on the playground for the rest of the school (if the weather is nice).There will also be a baking competition for those who would like to participate.
We have been gathering non-fiction book ideas for the school's library and hope that in the summer to be collected from a local book shop. Each class has written down a list of book ideas they would like to go in the library. Some of these topics include: Black History, Languages, Animals, Space, Nature, Sports and Transportation.
In one of our meetings we discussed our purpose as school council members and rules that we should follow. Our Purpose: Sharing ideas of classes for how to make school a better place and planning events to raise money for charities and the school. Rules: Listen carefully to everyone, Take turns to share ideas, respect the views and thoughts of others, represent your class and their ideas and don't talk over people.
Why we wanted to be a school council member
“To help the school raise money for new and exciting equipment.” Olivia “To be a voice for the pupils.” Amelie
The qualities you need to be a school council
“To be determined to achieve our goals.” Charlie “To be confident and to be able to speak our mind.” Scarlett “To be decisive.” Zola
This year we hope to:
“Raise money for new things for the canopy.” Phoebe “Make a positive change to the school.” Phoebe “Raise money for the school and local charities.” Charlie and Amelia “Get new books for the classrooms and the library.” Lucas
Minutes from our Meetings:
After every meeting, minutes from the meetings are given to school council members so that they can share these with their classes.