We have just chosen our new School Council for this year and they are now proudly wearing their badges.
Children across school prepared speeches and presented their ideas to their class, before a rigorous voting system decided who would make up the Council. Mrs Jackson is organising School Council this year, so she will keep us all informed of their ideas.
Initially, the children are working on a presentation to launch Anti-Bullying Week in November.
Here is the opening of a speech from last year:
Good morning honourable teacher and delightful pupils of Naburn School. I stand before you today as a charismatic candidate for School Council. I assure you that I will work hard on your behalf, listen to your ideas and do everything in my power to make this school the best it can be. …….
School Council News 2016-17
School Council worked hard together to raise funds for a defibrillator in the village. They held cake stalls, collected money in buckets and generally raised awareness of this cause. Waitrose even chose us to be a Charity of the Month, so raising more money. They were then able to complete this project, with the help of a very generous grant from Wheldrake Ward Committee. The School Council presented a cheque to the Village Council at our Songs around the Christmas Tree event in December. The defib. has now arrived and is in situ in the old telephone box just outside school. We hope we never have to use it, but we are glad we could help to make our village a safer place.
We ran a healthy ‘Tuck Shop’ on a break time. We charged 10p to 30p for items and it was a great way of raising funds, keeping us healthy and giving us a bit more energy to do our work! So win, win!
We also chose a new scooter pod to park our scooters in, after winning the CYC ‘Scoot to School’ Competition in Walk to School Week.
We decided on a red and yellow pod because that will be bright and cheerful, just like our school.
We worked closely with Christine Packer from CYC to improve parking and traffic around school. For example, we asked children in school to design posters to alert motorists to the 20mph speed limit near school and we led an assembly to tell school about this.
We also took part in the City of York School Council event called Primary Voices, at West Offices. Here we joined pupils from seventeen other York schools and local councillors too to discuss our visions for the future of the city. It is good to think that our voices are being heard by the people leading our city.