Student council met with Mr Kinch, one of our Safeguarding Governors, to discuss their role in school. They spoke about ways that they support their peers and how they are trying to improve the school through pupil voice. They talked about the Thought Box and how this has impacted extra-curricular clubs and fundraising ideas, as well as student council acting as 'buddies' at lunchtime to help their peers.
Student council have spent the first half term monitoring the thought box and gathering pupil voice. Some areas that stood out as frequent suggestions were more after school clubs and installing bike racks. They have decided that they will put some of the money raised during last years art exhibition towards purchasing bike racks. They have also started to think about possible fund raisers for the coming year.
This term has kept Student Council very busy! They have continued to monitor their Thought Box and will look into implementing children’s voice by using the funds they raised during the art exhibition (which was over £300!). This may help to support the installation of a bike rack next year.
To introduce Democracy week, student council delivered an assembly about Democracy in our society and also how our own Boothstown Methodist Primary Democracy week would run in school. They supported their peers during the voting day and made sure that everything ran smoothly.
At the end of the summer term they had a meeting with Miss Armfield to discuss their progress and achievements this year, as well as what they would like student council to continue working on in the next academic year.
Thank you for all your help this year student council, you have worked hard and been a great voice for your classmates and the school.
Spring term 2
Student council have been regularly monitoring their Thought Box. It has been a huge success and the pupil feedback has helped to develop some great ideas to look into over the next term. They have planned and will be helping on the refreshment stall at the art exhibition to raise funds for the school.
Spring term 1
Student Council delivered an assembly to introduce the Thought Box. During it's first week running it has been very successful and Student Council are really happy with the amount of pupil voice they have managed to gather. They are looking into addressing some of the points raised, such as more art and sports in school and different ways to fund raise to buy things such as a bike rack and more outdoor resources for lunch and break times.
Autumn term 2
Student council have planned an assembly to deliver to the school introducing their Thought Box. They are hoping to encourage pupils to voice their ideas, opinions, feelings and feedback towards all the different areas of their school experiences. They have also been developing fund raising ideas and have decided that Arthur the Boothstown Bee will soon have a home on the school field amongst lots of bee friendly flowers.
Autumn term 1
Student council are currently looking into two focus areas:
· Creating a ‘thought box’ for children to voice their ideas, opinions, feelings and feedback towards all the different areas of their school experiences. This would be continuously monitored and addressed by student council on a regular basis.
· Ways to improve lunchtimes, including looking into outdoor resources and the transition from outside into the lunch hall.
Student Council will also be working on developing a BEE FRIENDLY area to house ‘Arthur’ our Boothstown Bee who has now returned back to school. They will work alongside Eco Council to create an outdoor space with bee friendly flowers.
Student Council will be given regular meeting times with their class to feedback on their work and continue to gather pupil voice across the whole school.