We are very proud of our School Council at Edwalton. The members of School Council are elected by their Class members and come to School Council meetings every week. We do lots of different things, some of which you can read about below. One of our biggest tasks is the School Council Box, where any child in our School can write to us about any issues or problems they have. Members of School Council work together to fix them.
On 9th November, School Council met Mr Thomas our school caterers and one of our governors, Mr Ellis, to plan our new school dinner menu.
Representatives from School Council are manning our poppy stall in the school foyer each morning during the week leading up to Sunday, November 11th.
On 18th October, School Council got the coach to County Hall. We went there to find out about the councillors and what happens in the Chairman Chamber. It was really interesting. First, we went to have lunch in the Civic Hall. This is where we met the chairman, Sue Saddington. Next, we were all taken up some stairs to see the Chairman’s Chamber from a birds-eye view to then go into the actual chamber. Everyone sat down and asked loads of questions. At the end, we had an individual photo with the Chairman (with her chain on!). A group picture followed on and then it was unfortunately time to go back to leave and say goodbye to the councillors.
Report by Naomi (Willow Class)
From September 2018, Mrs Godber is having a close look at making sure our School Council is truly democratic, in keeping with the British Values philosophy. We will be following this procedure for the forthcoming elections:
During week commencing 10th September, information regarding School Council elections will be sent to parents via Newsletter or Parentmail. Teachers will ask children who are interested to prepare a brief presentation stating why they should be class rep. Year 6 presentations and elections will take place first (during week commencing 10th September) using voting slips and a ballot box. The Year 6 reps elected will then assist in the class elections in the rest of school during the following week, using the same process and closely monitored by Mrs Godber.
Class reps will be congratulated on their selection in time for the first meeting on Thursday 27th September!
Our School Parliament (Year 6 school council members) accompanied Mr Thomas (Head Teacher) and Mr Reed (Site Manager) to undertake our own Health and Safety check of the school premises. You can see our findings on the Powerpoint presentation documents below. After we presented our report to Mr Thomas and the Governors, the school were successful in getting funding to improve our adventure playground. The work started in September 2018!
Parking - a plea from our children
We are writing to raise a few concerns regarding traffic and parking around school. It has been brought to our attention that some of the children and their families have been feeling unsafe when on their walk to school. We have noticed that people are continuing to park on Wellin Lane and outside school in ways that are obstructive to pedestrians and other drivers. We would like to ask that parents please be considerate about their parking decisions and speed, to ensure that we are all safe. We would like parents to leave more room between cars, make sure that they are not blocking any other vehicles, or parking on the curb and furthermore, allow enough space for emergency services to gain access to school. School Council hope that this will make the children and families feel safer and would like to encourage those where possible, to explore all the other fun and healthy ways to get to school, as this will also cut down congestion.
Many thanks for your support,
It was fabulous to see all the children dressed in their pyjamas and onesies (with the odd cuddly!) to support our school Children in Need appeal on Friday 17th November. Their enthusiasm and your generosity helped raise an amazing £344.47! This money will help support and care for poorly or vulnerable children across the UK. Thank you to Mr Owen-Jones and our School Council for organising the event.