2016/2017 School Council Members
Our School Council meet regularly. One girl and one boy from each KS1 class represent their own class on the School Council. The children are elected to the School Council by their classmates. They take issues and ideas from their own classes and bring them to the School Council for discussion. They also share ideas and decisions from School Council with their class. Decisions made within School Council can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school.
Minutes - 25th April 2017
The School Council representatives have been discussing Stranger Danger. The children shared what they understand by term and brainstormed some ideas about who strangers are and also who are adults we can trust. The School Council representatives thought of a range of things children need to think about to keep safe. In our next meeting we will be discussing ways of sharing our findings with our classes.
Minutes 27th February 2017
The School Council representatives have been discussing ways in which we can help all the children in the school and nursery to be safer when they are crossing roads. We have worked together to write an email to Somerset Road Safety to see whether they can offer us any help. The School Council have also been thinking of the most important messages they would give to younger children about how to be safe near roads.
Minutes - 10 January 2017
The School Council representatives have been continuing their work on road safety outside the school by checking traffic. We have been looking at road signs along Waterloo Road to see what the speed limit is. The children’s impression of the cars driving past our school is that they look very fast, particularly the ones coming down the hill. We have decided to try to contact the police for advice and Mrs Glover is going to look into this.
Minutes 29th November 2016
The School Council representatives have been creating posters from the ideas that we gathered at our last-but-one meeting. The messages that the children felt were the most important are:
- Hold an adult’s hand when you cross the road
- Stand back from the edge of the kerb
- Look and listen to check that it is safe to cross
The children will share their posters with their classes.
Minutes 8th November 2016
The School Council representatives have been discussing safety issues around bonfire night and carnival. In the run up to the Shepton Mallet carnival, the School Council will be talking to their classes about important things to remember to stay safe. We decided that our most important message is to always stay with your parent. We also talked about staying away from the edge of the road when the carts are moving past.
Minutes 11 October 2016
The School Council representatives have been discussing our school’s road safety project. We have been thinking of ways we can continue to make road safety an issue that all children in our school are confident about. We brainstormed some ideas for what we consider to be the most important messages for children around being safe near roads.
Minutes 20th September 2016
The School Council representatives have had a busy start to the year. We have been to Whitstone School to meet with school council members from other local schools. We talked all about the language we use when we are learning and the ways that we learn best. It was interesting to hear ideas from other people and a great experience to be able to share our own ideas too. We all agreed it was a fun morning and we were happy to meet so many new people.