We think that School Council 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 School Council consists of 1 student from each class throughout the school. These children are voted into the council by their class members and have various roles and responsibilities. This year’s council members have been incredibly busy! Read on to hear (in their own words) what they’ve been up to and what it takes to be a school council member!
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 me overcome my worries about speaking in front of people.” Austin 6T “To help the school raise money for new and exciting equipment.” Olivia 3P “To be a voice for the pupils.” Amelie 3L
The qualities you need to be a school council
“To be determined to achieve our goals.” Charlie 5CR “To be confident and to be able to speak our mind.” Scarlett 4L “To be decisive.” Zola 4M
This year we hope to:
“Raise money for new things for the canopy.” Phoebe 6P “Make a positive change to the school.” Phoebe 5M “Raise money for the school and local charities.” Charlie 5CR and Amelia 3L “Get new books for the classrooms and the library.” Lucas 5W
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.
Christmas Jumper Day 2021 Everyone at Springfield Junior School, Geewizz charity and New Dawn India would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who wore their Christmas jumper and brought in a donation on Friday 10th. Everyone looked absolutely wonderful and we are over the moon to announce that we raised £246.30. Each charity has therefore received £123.15 and has asked us to pass on their enormous thanks to you all. It is so wonderful to be able to help out such incredible charities at this time and we wouldn’t have been able to do any of it without you, so THANK YOU. Mrs Logan and the School Council