Welcome to Eckington C of E

FIRST SCHOOL

Caring and Sharing... Believing and Achieving Together.

School Council

The School Council regularly meet with Mrs Humphriss. Two children from each class represent their own class after being elected by their peers. They lead Class Council meetings and take whole school issues and ideas onto the School Council. They also share School Council ideas and decisions with their own class. Their purpose is to constantly look for ways to improve our school and have a real impact on learning and enjoyment!

Spring Term 2017

The council has been very busy surveying the classes about playtimes and lunchtimes. The school council are keen to make playtimes better and have asked the other pupils if they zone off different areas what they would like? 

Here are some of the suggestions:

  • books to read
  • paper and colouring pencils
  • balls for catching
  • mats for gymnastics
  • slide on the hill
  • skipping ropes

We have already spent some money on new equipment. Chalks, cars, skipping ropes, elastics. Mrs Humphriss has found some skipping rhymes and we are learning new ones each week. 

The school council is also worried about how much sugar people are having and to help us to raise money to sponsor a guide dog for the blind we are planning to run a weekly healthy tuck shop. We will be serving crumpets, carrot/cucumber sticks and popcorn. 

As part of our ongoing work on understanding what bullying is. The council also surveyed the pupils. We will use the information to add to an updated anti-bullying policy. Here are some of the things the children said:

  • bullying is someone being mean constantly everyday
  • kicking, punching, biting and pushing
  • unkind words
  • To encourage people the school needs to ensure children are more confident to speak out
  • Also to use the playground pals more
  • Talk to and stay with an adult

Autumn Term 2016

A new council has formed for the academic year. Georgina in Y5 is our Chair and Will in Y5 is our secretary. 

We have already planned a dress down day to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance. This was Georgina and Will's idea. They are driving it forward and the whole school council have made posters and will be out and about collecting donations on Friday 21st October. 

We are going to go forward with our School Times. Mrs Humphriss will guest edit the first edition and so we have decided to put in different articles - 'Meeting Mr McDonagh, Open the Door news, New Learning in the classroom, jokes and much more.' 

We have a dedicated display in the school corridor and you can see how there some of the things we get up to, including minutes of our meetings. We are excited to announce that we are going to sponsor a guide dog for the blind. So we will be fundraising over the next term to raise money to sponsor one. We can't wait. 

We are also going to run a competition to raise awareness of Anti-bullying week. 

 

Georgina and Will presenting a cheque to Midlands Air Ambulance. 

We are raising money
We are raising money

We are working together
We are working together