We have an active School Council at Warden Hill Primary School which consists of one child to represent each class.
Elections are held at the start of each term (in September, January and after Easter). Children who choose to stand for election, make a brief speech or presentation to their class and then the children vote for the person they would like to represent their class for that term. Having an election each term means more children can have a turn at being a part of the School Council if they wish to.
The School Council meet with a variety of stakeholders, including Governors, Headteacher but meet regularly with Mrs Bloomfield to discuss a variety of school issues. In the past we have raised money to purchase playground games, organised energy saving initiatives and chosen themes for non-uniform days.
Spring Term 2021 Focus:
Our School Council members, who were newly elected prior to lockdown, will be meeting imminently and selecting their new focus areas for this term. We will also be supplementing our current school council body with another newly elected member from each class who will team up with the existing school council member. We are looking forward to seeing what goes onto their agenda for the summer term.
Some possible agenda items for them to consider are: ‘The Big Pedal’, ‘What is a healthy street?’ (part of school streets), and charity fundraising.
Our school is very proud to have registered as an Eco School which recognises our commitment to developing strategies that sustain and enhance resources and the environment.
Eco Warriors meet every week with Mrs Catchpole (Eco Warriors Coordinator). Each class has an Eco Warriors representative who are elected by the pupils each term.
During the meeting the children share ideas, maintain and plant the school vegetable plot and run competitions which help our school to work towards achieving our Eco Schools targets.
Spring Term 2021 Focus:
Our Eco-Council councillors were very busy in the autumn term with the pumpkin and Christmas card recycling projects and creating whole school assemblies encouraging all our members of our school community to recycle. Their eco mission has been ably assisted by Molly in Year 6 who was driven to create her ‘Wombles of Warden Hill’ project, inspiring families to tidy up our local area and raising funds for the school in the process.
Having done an amazing job to this point, our councillors will be stepping aside, and classes will be electing new councillors for the summer term. Come back to this page soon to see what might be on the eco agenda for next term!