School Council

CHILDREN IN NEED UPDATE

 

Wow, what a day!  We began with a Children in Need assembly where we could see just how amazing the children all looked in their pyjamas and mad hair.  The Search for Silver Pudsey faces were revealed and the winning class was Foxes! They had managed to fill over 5 whole Pudsey outlines with their silver coins.  Doves were a very close 2nd place, and when we counted the money they had collected, they actually had a higher total than Foxes, meaning that both classes will be rewarded with an hour of 'treat time' in class at some point over the next few weeks.  Well done Foxes and Doves!  The cakes sales on Thursday and Friday were both hugely successful and the raffle to win the Pudsey cake was extremely popular.  The lucky winner was Jasper in Year 2.  After many hours of counting and re-counting the money donated, we are pleased to announce that we managed to raise a truly astounding £1506.66! Thank you all for your generous donations. 

 

Children in Need 2018
 
Children in Need is almost upon us and we have a fun-filled week of activities planned!  Hopefully you are all busily collecting silver coins and bringing them in to school to add to your class's stash of silver!  Remember that the class who collects the most silver coins and fills the most Pudsey outline posters with them, will be rewarded with an hour of activities of their choice.  Some classes have already brought in an enormous amount of coins so get searching for silver to increase your class's chances!  
 
Mrs Lawrence has promised us one of her amazing cakes to raffle off at our Cake Sale.  Raffle tickets will be available to buy every morning next week from the area just inside the main entrance, and also at the cake sale itself, which will take place on Thursday and Friday after school.  We would welcome any donations of cakes, cookies or other tasty treats, whether home-made or shop bought.  Please bring any donations to the Orchard on Thursday morning.  If you would like your tin/container to be returned to you after the sale, please make sure it is clearly labelled with your child's name and class.
 
On Friday 16th November we will celebrate Children in Need day by coming to school dressed in pyjamas and with 'mad' hair for a suggested donation of £1. Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear for going outside, and that if they are wearing a onesie, they have something underneath in case they get too hot and want to remove it.  If your child would rather not wear pyjamas, then they can come to school in their own clothes for a donation of £1 instead.
 
Obviously our aim is to raise as much money as possible for this very worthwhile cause, so please support us in whatever way you can.
This year has got off to a very exciting start with a frantic election period to find members for our new School Council.  Every child, from Year 1 upwards, was given the opportunity to stand. Candidates prepared speeches and delivered them (very bravely) to their classmates.  All of the teachers were hugely impressed by the effort the children had gone to, and the quality of their presentations.
 
Polling day dawned on Wednsday 12th September and all of the children were invited to come and cast their vote. They were given ballot papers to mark with a cross and post into our official ballot boxes. The children were all very excited and couldn't wait to find out the results.  Thankfully, with Mrs Kelly and Miss McGough acting as Polling Officers, the votes were counted and verified in time to be announced in today's assembly.
 
The atmosphere as the results were announced was electric!  There were drum rolls as each name was read out, and squeals of excitement from some of the younger children!  The newly-elected School Council Representatives were invited to the front of the hall to receive their certificates and badges. Many congratulations to:
 
  Holly (Swifts)
  Gracie-Mai (Robins)
 Jekwa (Foxes)
 Savannah (Wrens)
 Dylan (Owls)
 Samriti (Rabbits)
  Anthony (Hedgehogs)
 Aidan (Badgers)
Isa (Magpies)
 Milo (Frogs)
 Omari (Doves)
 Tykia (Doves)
 Josh (Kestrels)
Isla (Kestrels)
 
In our first meeting, the council elected Omari Golby as Chair, and Tykia Campbell as Vice-Chair.
 
Last year's School Council did a fantastic job, and I'm sure that this year's will too, providing a pupil voice in important decision-making in the school, and raising money both for charities and for resources to improve our school.