School Council 2013-14

Towards the end of September all the children in the school had the opportunity to nominate themselves to become a school council representative for their class. This is always a difficult decision for the children, not only nominating themselves but also voting for the right people for the job! Each class nominates a boy and a girl to be 'their voice' for that year. We meet every 2 weeks on a Thursday lunchtime in Mrs Roberts room. If we are lucky we get some 'beetle juice' or a treat!! Our job is to communicate ideas back to the meetings that come from our circle time/SEAL sessions. This may include issues that need to be resolved, or good things that have been successful.

At the beginning of December we had a vote to choose our 'Charity for the Year' it was a tough decision as we started with 10 charities but could only select one. The winning charity was 'The Little Valley Animal Shelter' in Exeter. Little Valley is owned and run by the South, East and West Devon Branch of the RSPCA and is located on the outskirts of Exeter. The Shelter, founded in 1991, supports the work of local RSPCA inspectors by caring for and rehoming over 1000 of the neediest animals from our local area every year. We are hoping to arrange a visit to the shelter for the children once the current refurbishments have been completed. The children currently have lots of ideas of how to raise money for them, including a non-uniform day with a pet theme! a mini Easter fayre to include handmade Easter themed items, toys, books, cakes and a café.

The children are very proud to be council members within the school and you will see them wearing their badges on their jumpers with pride.

More recently the children have organised a Christmas jumper day where they raised just over £200 for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, and together with the book sale organise by the Year 6 children, just over £300.

Well done school council keep up the good work!!!