Launde Primary School Council meet regularly to help ensure the school is the best it can be. Pupils from each Year 2 - Year 6 class are nominated by each class to represent them at the meetings. We like working with children from different year groups, as part of our 'Launde family'.
The latest meeting information:
Our first School Council meeting of the year! We introduced ourselves and talked about how important the role of a School Councillor is. The children filled in a survey about lunchtimes - what they like and their suggestions to improve. These will be used next Wednesday! There was a minute taker chosen and each member received a badge.
They discussed the importance of energy saving at school and all have taken on the role of turning lights off in the classroom when no one is in there and making sure taps are turned off.
Next meeting: 12.45pm 5 October 2022
The school council met to share their views about playtime with Steve Harris, the trainer who has come in to work with the midday assistants, and Ms Priddey. They had lots of very helpful comments to share, both positive and areas that they would like to see improve. We talked about the role of the children in this too - sharing equipment, letting others join in, being welcoming.
This week we reviewed how playtimes were going - lots of smiles for the initiative. We also talked about the lessons we were enjoying the most and why. The children shared the activities they were most enjoying. We also talked about the important school events that were taking place in the coming weeks - Remembrance day and Children In Need Day. The school council has been given the responsible task of selling the poppies so we worked out how the timetable for this.
Next meeting: 12.45pm 16 November
This week was led by Mrs Meer and we discussed the Children in Need arrangements and thanked them all for their hard work in selling Poppies during the lead up to Remembrance day. We also discussed our new Happy Lunchtime initiative and how they felt this was working. There were lots of positive comments, and they felt like lunchtimes have definitely improved for all children. They gave a few suggestions on how to make it even better and these have been passed to our Midday Staff.
The school council has been given the task of creating a list of games they would like to play at lunchtimes and at the next school council meeting they will give these in and they will be passed on to the Midday staff.
Next meeting: 12:45pm 30 November
This week we only had a short school council meeting where school councillors came with their class ideas on games and activities to use at lunchtimes. Our Lunchtime Staff were very impressed and have all been given a copy so that they know what the children want to play with. We also asked everyone to come back tomorrow for a surprise!
We began by welcoming each other after the new year. The children felt that school had started well. The focus this week was art as all classes have been completing an art focus week. The children were able to recall art that had completing in previous years and the different techniques they had learnt. The children unanimously decided it was a definite thumbs up for their art lessons! This week there was a range of artists that have been covered including pointillism, water colour tiger art, Mexican owl designs using pastel and Andy Wahol pop art work. The children thought about what would make their lessons even better and decided that they would sometimes like to have 'freestyle' art sessions to do an art style that they want to and to do more back and white artwork. These comments will be passed onto the art lead in the school - the pupil's voice is listened to.
Next meeting: 24 January 12.45pm
24 January 2023
Our Year 4,5 and 6 School Council members met to prepare for their important role as part of the interview process for the new Scholars CEO position. Miss Sandhu and Ms Priddey met with them to devise questions. There were some super questions - well done School Council!
9 February 2023
We met today to talk about how school was going. We began with the art exhibition. The children shared the benefits of seeing the art displayed. They came up with lots of appreciative phrases, showing a real respect for the art work they saw from each other. They enjoyed seeing the different art from the classes as well as work that siblings had completed. They really enjoyed the experience. They then discussed the book fair and made notes to share with the class about the details and how it raises money for more books for the school.
Next meeting: 1 March 2023
1 March 2023
We met together and the main agenda item was how to support Red Nose Day. The children came up with some super ideas. We agreed on wearing noses, non-uniform day and the School Council would compile a joke book to sell. We agreed on the price of £2. The children went off to as their classes to think of some funny jokes to put in the book. We gave a deadline of Monday for this, so there would be time to type it up and print it ready for selling.
29 March 2023
Today we spoke about looking after each other and the School Councillors role in supporting their class to look after each other and respect. We agreed the PTa had done a super job with the Easter egg hunt and were looking forward to the Year group festival assembly on Friday.
3 May 2023
Today we discussed the Kings Coronation and how the school are celebrating this on 12 May. The children were very excited. They chatted about the good time they are having in school and the different lessons that they are enjoying. We also discussed the generous gift that Miss Sandhu gave the school money for a bouncy castle for the day. Next meeting the School Council will plan in for latest this term! How exciting!
School Council Roles and Responsibilities
Our School Council’s roles and responsibilities:
- We are the voice of our peers.
- We investigate the likes and dis-likes of our peers about our school.
- We come up with new ideas to improve our school.
- We plan and organise fun activities, visits and events for our school.
- We work alongside adults such as Ms Priddey and the Governors to put forward new ideas and plan improvements for our school.