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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.
School Council and Eco are collecting for SAFE (Supporting Arms Feeding Everyone) Homeless Charity. Warm clothes, travel mugs and batteries would be hugely appreciated!
Awesome work from Mrs Godber, Mrs Davis, Mrs Avery and Edwalton School Council. Donations welcome every Wednesday.
On 15th November 2019, the staff and children wore their PJ's and spots and made cakes to raise money for vulnerable children across the UK. Even our animals are got in on the act with our alpacas going on a spotty walk with our Animal ambassadors.
School Council and Animal Welfare Ambassadors are ready for our Farm Enterprise Fundraiser!
Many Congratulations to our newly elected School Council Representatives. We are looking forward to a busy and productive year ahead.
Events and Charities we are supporting:
· Friday 11th October - Harvest Festival
· W/c 14th October - NSPCC Sponsored Event – Super Circuit Activity Challenge. Please remember to return your sponsor form and donations on your child’s PE day. A big thank you to Mrs Kang and Mrs Hill for supporting this event.
· Friday 18th November - Children in Need Day - more information to follow
· Stamp Collection for RNIB - Collecting your used stamps for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) throughout the year will make a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people across the UK. For people who still like to send and receive letters and parcels through the post, there’s a way of supporting RNIB that won’t cost you a penny; just collect your used stamps from your cards and parcels and bring them into school. You can also ask your friends, family or work colleagues to get involved as well. We will have a collection box by the school office. All we ask is for you to leave one centimetre of envelope or packaging around each stamp. The collection boxes will be regularly weighed and checked by School Council and they will keep you updated on the appeal. Thank you for your support!
Over the next couple of weeks we will be holding our School Council Elections. During Class time teachers will be discussing the role of a school council member. The children who are interested will be asked to prepare a brief presentation, stating why they would like to be a class representative.
Elections will then take place w/c 30th September.
During election week our Y6 representatives will be busy supporting this process by delivering, collecting ballot boxes and counting voting slips.
Foundation children will have the opportunity to join as a School Council representative during the Spring term, giving them the time to settle into Edwalton school life. Parents/carers will be given more information before we start the election process.
If your child is interested in being a valued member of the School Council, you can help them by listening to their presentation.
Thank you for your support.
Naomi and Vaed, our Children's Parliament members, attended a meeting on 21st May at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. The children were involved in creating and producing videos for the forthcoming Flying High Trust Awards held in July. They also enjoyed a tour of the theatre!
All of our children have been enjoying our new Quiet Reading Area. During discussions in School Council class time, the children requested an area where they could go to have some quiet time and read books during lunch time. Thanks to Miss Flaherty, we have lots of lovely books to read and enjoy. School Council members have decorated the area with lots of posters and colourful bunting.
We have been working closely with Kerry and Adele (our school cooks) to plan for our Autumn menu. Each class has been asked to discuss the food choices in their class School Council time and submit their preferred menus.
The Flying High Trust has some important values that we should follow such as aspiration, responsibility, fun, pride, creativity, confidence and sustainability (one of our key values, that we have at Edwalton). Annually, we have the Flying High Trust awards evening (the Flying High Trust Awards evening is usually towards the end of the year) where children and adults get invited for showing the values mentioned earlier. There is a voting system, which starts next week, where children can vote for children in their class, people in the community, teachers and it doesn’t always have to be your best friend. The awards evening is very fun! Thank you.
Lily and Vaed, School Council
Our School Parliamentarians enjoyed an afternoon at Haddon Primary preparing for The Flying High Trust Awards in July.
Our nominations box now has pride of place near the school office. A big thank you goes to Lou from School Council for making the wonderful box for us!
On Friday 15th March it is Comic Relief Day. We will have lots of fun! You can come to school dressed in non-school uniform or something red or funny clothes. There will be a cake sale on the playground at 3.30pm. Please bring your donated cakes to the school office or your classroom on Friday morning. Remember to bring £1! Thank you for your support.
Jacob & Ava, Year 3 School Council Reps
Our school parliament reps visiting their reps at Ernehale Juniors (14.3.19.). A fantastic link with another Flying High Trust school.
Today (7th March) we held a special assembly to talk to the school about the Flying High Trust Awards, which will be held later on in the year.
On Friday 16th November it is "Children In Need". You can come dressed up in clothes related to Pudsey the Bear - something like pyjamas or onesies. If you come dressed up we would like you to pay a minimum of £1 to charity. On Friday 16th we will also be having a cake sale on the school playground. If the weather is not appropriate on Friday for the cake sale to be held outside, it will be held in the school hall. If you want to bring some cakes in to school, please bring them to your classroom. Thank you.
By Vaed (School Council)
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)
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!
Our updates can be found below, too.
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.