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School Council


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 2021 to 2022


Year 1

Squirrel - Scarlett-Rose and Ben

Robin - Lexie and Sam

Otter - Charlotte and Alfie


Year 2

Hedgehog - Emily and William

Fox - Bella and Finley

Frog - Wren and Freddie

September 21st 2021

We had our first School Council meeting. Mrs. Charles took our photographs for the School Council board. Miss Meek is making us our special badges and we will get them soon.


October 5th 2021

We had a look at the area outside each class in Year 1 and 2. Everyone needs some new play equipment and somewhere to store it. Year 2 School Councillors really liked the big construction and builders trays that Year 1 have got! 

November 19th is Children in Need and we started planning what we might do to raise money this year.

School Councillors are going back to their classes to gather ideas for outside play equipment  and fundraising ideas. 


October 12th 2021

We looked through all the ideas for new play equipment outside the classes, there were some super suggestions! We are going to write to the PTA to see if they will help pay for some new things for each year group. 

There were also great ideas for ways to raise money for Children in Need. Mrs. Charles will talk to Mrs. Riches about which ones we could do on the 19th November.


October 19th 2021

Today we have planned our Children in Need day.

  • Children can wear their choice of fancy dress for the day and bring some money to donate.
  • We will do the Joe Wicks 5 Minute Move workout to get energised for the day!
  • There will be a cake sale after school. Please can everyone's grown ups donate some cakes on the day?
  • The School Council and Mrs. Charles will present a special assembly before November 19th to let all the children know what is happening on the day.

Some of the School Councillors have written to the PTA to ask if they can let them have some money to but new play equipment for outside the classrooms.


November 3rd 2021

We met to talk about Children in Need. Children will be dressing up in their choice of fancy dress, bringing in a donation and completing a Joe Wick's 5 Minute Move.  Unfortunately, we are not able to have a cake sale again this year as we think everyone will get a bit too close together trying to buy all the yummy cakes! Fingers crossed for next year.

School Councillors worked really hard to create some fantastic posters to tell all the children and adults about Children in Need.

November 9th 2021

Today we held our Children in Need assembly to explain about what we are doing next week to fundraise for this charity which helps children all over the UK. Mrs Charles explained what 'fundraise' and 'charity' mean and each class chose one of the super posters that School Council made last week


In our meeting this afternoon, we talked about being part of the Bishops Waltham community and how the school joins in with community events such as the carnival and Christmas shopping night. This year the Bishops Waltham Town Team have given us some fantastic plastic baubles for each child to fill and decorate. These will be displayed in the shops in Bishops Waltham and there will also be a competition for the children to enter over the Christmas period. We can't wait to make them!


November 16th 2021

We are all ready for Children in Need on Friday! Mrs Charles has sent a message out to parents about dressing up, the posters are up in the classroom windows and there is a reminder on the website.

Mrs Charles has sent our letters to the PTA asking for some money for equipment and we are waiting to hear back from them.

We are hoping to work with the Parish Council on some environmental projects in school. They are meeting next week and will contact us afterwards. Finley suggested that we might be able to help by doing some litter picking. Great idea, Finley!

William would like to look at ways of encouraging children to have a healthy lifestyle, eating 5 a day (fruit and vegetables), drinking water and doing more exercise. We will explore these ideas further.


November 19th 2021

We had a fantastic Children in Need day. Everyone looked great in their fancy dress and loved working out with Joe Wicks. Thank you to all the parents and carers for their donations, we raised £261.

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


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.


  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Rabbit Class are going to trial using metal straws instead of plastic ones.
  4. 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.


School Council 2018-2019

School Council 2017-2018

School Illustration