The School Council were very lucky to have a meeting with Amy from Doncaster Council who works with ‘Pupil Voice’ to try and get the children of our borough heard. We have all been asked to play a part in helping to make Doncaster a more child friendly borough!! How exciting.
It was such a great hour to sit with the council they have made some fantastic points about what they would like to see and change in school. It’s down to them now to gather ideas from their classes and see what we can put in place for these changes and ideas to be made effective. Well done.
See below our meeting minutes.
In order to try and make the school council more apparent within our school community and have more of an impact we are changing the way we currently run.
Our meetings will be now held monthly but for an hour at a time. The council will be expected to share our meetings with their class and gather responses and ideas from their peers so please allow time for this in class.
The council will be soon expected to be more child lead, with our older councillors running meetings and minute making. All children will be expected to check on our message board for meeting times, dates, place and topics in order to make sure they come prepared with ideas.
These children have some many ideas and things they feel they would like to change to make it easier for all. I can’t wait to get up and running with you all in our new way after Christmas.
A huge well done to all the pupils who came to the remembrance service today to represent Green top. The children were a credit to the school and did us all proud when laying the wreath.
Thank you to all parents/carers for bringing the children.
We are still selling Poppies this week up to Friday afternoon, please see the price lists in corridors and classrooms. Items from 50p to a £1 and any donation will get you a poppy.
On the 11th November it is ‘Remembrance Day’ everyone is invited to the park to join in and watch the service there. Year 3/4 school council will be asked to represent Green Top and lay our school wreath at the cenotaph.
The 12th-16th of November is Anti-Bullying Week to help support this we are participating in ‘Odd Socks Day’. This will be discuss further in classes.
It is also Children in Need next week so on the 16th November we will be doing our annual ‘Wear Something Spotty’ day where it will be a £1 to participate. All money raised will go to the Children in Need charity.
Update – Lucas managed to raise an amazing £52.36p for the British heart foundation. Well done Kiddo! A big thank you to all who donated and bought the delicious buns to support a fantastic charity.
Please keep sending in all you goodies for the food bank we can keep collecting up until Tuesday next week!
Next week – Thursday 18th is our half term disco. Tickets will be on sale in classrooms and available from your class councillors 50p a ticket.
Also next week (from Wednesday) and the week after half term we will be selling poppies and other items to raise money for and support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Posters will go up to show available items and prices and will be brought around to classes for sale in the afternoons.
Lucas worked so hard at the weekend baking lots of delicious buns and cakes, so delicious that his little stall was a sell out. He wanted to do the charity cake sale to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Stay tuned for the final total!
It’s official the School Councillors have been voted by members of their class and we have started our new school year! It was lovely to see you all at our first meeting and great to see so much enthusiasm and hear some of your ideas already!
Looking forward to working with you all this year as I am sure are the whole school!