Our School Council
This year we have talked to the school council about how they can represent the views and opinions of all the children in school. We decided to have 2 members of the council from each KS1 class and are hoping to recruit some Rainbow Fish Members later in the year. One member was chosen by the class teacher and the other was elected by their class. It was great listening to why the children thought they’d be a good member of the school council and it has given all the children much more ownership of how the school council is run and the things that they do. We meet a few times each term with Mrs Salmon our SMSC co-ordinator and they help with a range of areas across the school.
The school council have always been great at helping to raise money for different charities and this year has been no exception. We held a Macmillan coffee morning in September and are also raising money for Save the Children (Christmas jumper day- 15th December). The children were also very keen to choose a charity to support through our Harvest Assemblies. They wanted to choose something that would fit in with our topic ‘Looking After Our world’ and after speaking with other children in the school decided upon World Wildlife Fund. We had a great response from parents and raised enough money to sponsor a Giant Panda. They sent us some information about the work they are doing along with a cuddly panda, who the school council have named ‘Bamboo’. We are looking forward on the next update on how the money we raised is helping. For Children in Need the school council were given 3 options on how we could raise money. They took these ideas to each class who voted on their favourite which was to wear pyjamas to school and collect donations.
We were also invited to a school council cluster meeting at Burbage where Seth and Holly went along with Mrs Salmon to meet with children from Burbage and Dove Holes about their school councils and share some good ideas. We are hoping to organise a trip to the Town Hall or have a visit from our local MP Ruth George so the children can see how our town council is run and learn more about how to represent other people opinions. We have also been in touch with Buxton Town Team to see if there are any community projects we can help with.
The school council have also been very active during national anti-bullying week. They will be conduction a survey at dinner time about what makes children happy at Buxton Infant School. Next week the year 2 school council members will also be visiting Buxton Community School and taking some of our art work from animal team afternoon. We will be meeting 24 other children from local schools to share the work we’ve done about anti-bullying week. The year 10 students will help us collate it and then it will be on display at Buxton Swimming Pool and Morrisons so keep an eye out!