Our School Council
Our School Council consists of elected representatives from each Year 1 and Year 2 class. We meet regularly to discuss issues raised by each class and to make important decisions about our school.
School Council 2019 - 2020
Fox Class - Daniel and Evie
Hedgehog Class - Archie and Tegan
Robin Class - Alex and Beatrice
Squirrel - Jack and Florence
Otter Class - Logan and Evie
September 20th 2019
We met for the first time today as School Councillors. Mrs Charles took our photographs and gave us our badges. We each talked about why we thought we would make good School Councillors and some of the things we will be doing this year.
October 4th 2019
Today, we discussed Children in Need and how the school could raise money to help on Friday 15th November.
We have decided to:
-Dress in something spotty for a donation. It doesn't have to be a whole outfit, just one thing.
-Have a cake sale after school.
-Guess the number of ? in a jar to win a prize.
Councillors are going to ask their classes for ideas of what to put in a jar.
The School Council will also let children know about Children in Need in a special assembly.
First Aid Training - This year, we are trying to work with more people in our community. Meon Valley Heartstart have kindly said they will come into school on October 15th to give our Year 1 children some first aid training. The Year 2 children are also keen to do this!
Science and Maths Shed - School Council have noticed that the equipment is not being looked after properly. They will help keep an eye on this. Year 2 Councillors also said that some of the Year 2 children have applied for and been given the job of looking after the shed. I will speak to them and Year 2 teachers.
October 11th 2019
Classes would like to guess the number of sweets in the jar for Children in Need. Daniel and Evie have offered to write a letter to some local shops to ask for a donation of sweets.
We will organise a cake sale and each class will be asked to make some posters to organise it. Please can Councillors ask if anyone in their family could help and Mrs Charles will ask all parents/carers if anyone can help out.
Assembly - we will hold an assembly on October 22nd to tell children about Children in Need. All councillors will have something to say!
Miss Salter has said Year 2 can do first aid training in December, so we will organise this!
Maths and Science Shed - Mrs Charles has sorted the equipment and bought some new things. Mrs Charles and Mrs Moth will hold an assembly on Tuesday 15th October to talk about how to use the boxes and look after them.
We are very excited to hear that Mrs Mills will be giving us the new school lunch menu soon and we will be tasting some of the new food from it!
October 18th 2019
We met to plan and rehearse our Children in Need assembly for next week. School Councillors will be leading the assembly next Tuesday!
October 22nd 2019
The School Council led an assembly to tell the rest of the school about what Bishops Waltham Infant school is doing to raise money for Children in Need. Well done School Council, you were amazing!
November 15th 2019
CHILDREN IN NEED 2019
Well done everyone - we raised an amazing....
This is the most we have ever collected.
A big thank you to all the parents and carers for super spotty outfits and for your support in our fundraising cake sale and guess the sweets in the jar competition. The sweets and Pudsey were won by Hector in Year 2.
November 28th 2019
We met to plan our next three projects.
- Working with PCSO Sarah on parking outside school.
2. What we like about our school and what we would like to change or improve.
3. A Health and Safety review of the school and grounds.
January 17th 2020
The School Council carried out a Health and Safety walk with Mrs Riches and Mrs Palmer to check that the school building and grounds were safe. They looked at the playground and equipment, trees and that the fire exits were all clear.
There were some fallen branches after the high winds that needed clearing, a tree that needed checking, fruit on the playground that children could slip on and some rotten wood in the Year R playground. This will all be sorted out soon!
January 24th 2020
PCSO Sarah McCulloch came to school today to check that people were parking sensibly outside school. The children had made leaflets about parking safely to hand out to adults as they walked in. Luckily, there were hardly any problems and everyone was driving sensibly. Thank you.
January 30th 2020
Rory in Year 1 sent the School Council a letter asking if we could explore more environmentally friendly ways of giving children their school milk.. We read his letter in assembly on Tuesday and watched a video about a plastic bottle and other rubbish ending up in the sea and polluting it.
Today, we discussed what we could do in school to help with what Rory has asked. We decided on the following things to try:
- Miss Meek collects the lids from the milk bottles to help the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind, so all classes will save these for her.
- Robin Class have been trialling rinsing and recycling their milk bottles. All classes will now be asked to do this, instead of throwing them in the rubbish bin.
- Rabbit Class are going to trial using metal straws instead of plastic ones.
- Each class will be given a poster to remind them what to do with their milk bottles and lids.
February 28th 2020
Today we checked that the children are remembering to recycle their milk bottles and that the teachers have put their posters up about what to do. Everyone reported that all classes are doing this.
On Tuesday we started the Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign to encourage children to eat more vegetables and be healthy. Everyone was very excited about this and all said they had enjoyed eating more carrots this week and were looking forward to trying lots of other vegetables. Mrs Moss, our school cook has done a great job chopping and grating carrots in lots of different ways. We loved her scary carrot person as well! Each class is being invited to submit entries to a poster competition linked to the campaign.
Lastly, we have had a letter from the Parish Council and are looking forward to working with them on the environment and climate change and what we can do to help where we live.
March 6th 2020
We have had some fantastic 'Eat Them to Defeat Them' posters from Year2 this week. A winner will be chosen shortly to go forward to the national competition. School Councillors say they are still enjoying eating lots of different vegetables but Alex wondered if next year it could focus on fruit instead of vegetables.
A meeting has been arranged for March 27th with Bishops Waltham Parish Councillors to discuss environmental issues and make a plan to help our environment. We have a big list to share with the Councillors about what we already do and our new ideas for school and Bishops Waltham.