The Marden Primary School Council is made up of two children from each class from Year 2 onwards, voted for by their classmates. We meet on average every month to put ideas forward from our classes. Each class has a Class Council meeting to collect the views of pupils which we then take to the main meeting.
Some of the ideas we have worked on in the past have been: choosing each year which charities to support and how to raise money (one local, one national and one global charity); being involved in how to refurbish our wooden play trail; ideas for rewarding good behaviour and work and ideas on how to make break times fun.
School Council Meetings 2018-19:
- Introduction to the School Council: expected behaviour of reps; how meetings are run; taking minutes etc. Advice from last year’s School Council shared.
We decided which charities we will support this year:
Local: Demelza House
National: Cancer Research
World: World Wildlife Fund
We decided how we would raise money for our chosen charities:
World: World Wildlife Fund - we will be raising money from the retiring collections at our KS1 and KS2 Christmas Productions.
Local: Demelza House Children's Hospice - on Tuesday 2nd April 2019, we are inviting everyone to come to school in their pyjamas and to bring a teddy for a minimum donation of £1.
National: Cancer Research - on Wednesday 10th July, we will be holding a sponsored Fun Run (or Walk!)
We raised £256.39 for the WWF through the collections at the end of the KS2 Christmas production and the KS1 Nativity play.
We discussed the reasons behind particular uniform rules. These will be shared with classes by their School Council reps and shared in the newsletter to parents, to remind everyone about the rules about jewellery, hair accessories and footwear.
We discussed suggestions from class councils for a project or an idea of something the School Council can develop or improve in school. We have decided to work as a whole school on making sure that our school is tidy and litter free. Our next meeting will discuss ideas about how we can promote and do this.
We discussed ideas to keep all areas of the school tidy and litter free and how to promote it.
We shared each class' feedback on what we do in school to promote British Values.
We raised £217.56 for Demelza House back in April by wearing our pyjamas and bringing a teddy to school.
We started planning our fundraiser for Cancer Research UK - a sponsored walk, which will take place on July 10th.
We gathered ideas from class councils about what we would like the toilets to look like, if we have any money to do them up. Top of our list were: hand dryers, electronic air fresheners, new door locks and urinals in the boys' toilets. We had lots of ideas about how they could be decorated too!
We also discussed how bullying is not accepted at Marden and what we do to show this. We also discussed some ideas of what we could do better to promote this view.