It is going to be a busy half term for members of the school council and their role is especially important as we can't meet in big, whole school groups at the moment.
This half term our School Councils will be focussing on anti-bullying. We will think about how we promote a positive environment where everyone feels safe. We will think about what to do for anti-bullying week later in the term and also help to set up some new peer support groups.
Spring Term School Council
Junior School Council have been having some great discussions this half term. They have been focussing on promoting recycling in the classrooms, and how to make play times better. They have introduced a welcome card that is given to any children joining Earlswood. They loved cooking for the Governors when they came to visit.
Infants School Council-Autumn Term 2018-19
This term has been a busy one for the Infants School Council Representatives. They have enjoyed many different tasks, such as sharing the School Safety Survey, collecting information and more recently, thinking about which different resources the children would like to see in the lodge.
The highlight of this term has been choosing a theme for the art competition. They decided they wanted to encourage people to reuse or recycle their plastic, to help stop the plastic ending up in the sea. To raise awareness of this problem they chose the theme ‘Plastic in our Oceans’ . We had lots of wonderful pictures and collages from the children who entered and the School Council Reps enjoyed choosing the winners. The winner’s pieces are now proudly displayed around the school and in the lodge.
Most recently they have been concentrating on Anti-Bullying week, taking part in an exciting assembly as well as designing Anti-bullying posters to go around the school.
They have proved to be a great team, working together to get the tasks done.
School Council Autumn 2018
This term we are organising an art competition to get some new art work in our Infant 'Earlswood Lodge'.
We are also organising Anti-Bullying week and a Children in Need event.
Renewed Hope Trust 2018
The summer School council have been helping our local community by baking on cakes and treats to donate to the Renewed Hope Trust. At both the Infants and the Junior school the school council children have been baking treats Mr Nott, Mrs Knight and Miss Capstick visited one afternoon to hand over our handy work. The charity were so grateful for the kind act of the children that they would like this to be a regular occurrence!
Spring Term Litter Pick 2018
The school council in the Spring term have been focusing on littering in our community. This is because a child from our school noticed there was a lot of litter on the streets after Halloween and thought that this was a problem that we should address. As a result the School Council have made posters, talked to their peers and generally raised the profile of why we don't litter to help improve our school and community. They have also been on a local litter pick to clean up the streets around the school.
Martine Le Gassick, a local artist, is involved in a project to create a mural to represent Earlswood and its community. She wanted to know why Earlswood was such a special place to live and asked the school council what they thought. So the councillors went for a walk around the local area to see what they could see. Here are some photos of what we saw.