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Coquet Park School Council
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As a Green Flag school, we have been looking at ways that we can help to support the environment in school. The school council and the Green ambassadors came up with the idea of running a ‘Uniform swap or take’ in school. Not only will this help families with the increased cost of living, but will help the environment as we will be recycling school uniform.
We had an amazing response to the joint school council/green ambassador uniform swap. Great that we can do our bit to save the planet.
The school council were raising money to buy more story books to read in PSHE lessons. They managed to raise £51.40 towards buying new books for next year.
The school council decided to run a T-Shirt Design competition in support of Show Racism the red card. School councilors judged the entries choosing a winner from each year group and Mrs Ward chose an overall school winning design.
The school council felt, being an eco school we should be doing all we can to recycle during the festive period. They were keen to involve parents too, so have shared the North Tyneside Festive Recycling Booklet so that they can become involved at home.
The school council were keen to support Children in Need on the 18th December. They suggested a quiz for children to take part in for a small donation. They thought it would be a good idea to get teachers to bring photographs in of themselves when they were babies/young children and then pupils can guess which photograph belongs to which teacher.
Guess the Baby Competition
School council noticed that the herb garden was looking a bit sorry for itself, so decided they needed to take care of the plants in the herb garden in a more organised way.
Herb Garden Monitors
Year 4 monitors are watering the plants and we've made signs to help remind children to take care of the herbs.
The school council worked together to write some questions to ask candidates interviewing for our new Deputy Head.
Interviewing for a new deputy headteacher
We wanted to raise money to support children in Ukraine via Unicef. So we thought it would be a great idea to hold an Easter Egg hunt.
Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt
When we looked through the ideas box this week, there were lots of children asking about having a cookery club in school. We thought that this would be a great idea and we suggested asking Fun Little Foodies to run one as they had been in school to work with year 3 and it had been a great workshop. A club has been arranged to start on 9th March with Year 4 children being the first lucky club members.
We looked at the questionnaires and thought about some ways that we can improve the yard for when we all come back together. We decided that we could have a dedicated skipping area (nursery yard lunchtime and afternoon break). We also decided that each day, each class from year 1-4 could have a slot on the football pitch. We also thought that we'd like a quiet reading area where you can read books or magazines. This is going to start as soon as we're allowed back on the yard together.
During our School Council Meeting, we talked about having a whole school reward system, where we could earn points for doing the right thing. We wanted it to be something that wouldn't just be used in our lesson time, but at playtimes, as well as anytime we were walking around school. We thought it would be good to split the school into different teams (a bit like Hogwarts). We talked to Mrs Ward and Mrs Palmer about our idea, and they thought it was a really good idea. Mrs Palmer organised our new 'Castle Point' system that will start next year. We decided to use different castles that could be found in the local area as our teams. We will be able to earn castle points at any point through the school day from any member of school staff. The team with the most castle points each half term will earn a reward day. We can't wait to get started.
Castles and Token Collector
We have been thinking about the playground and how we're hoping that we'll soon all be allowed out to play on the playground together soon. We designed a questionnaire to find out what children in school liked and didn't like about their playground, and if they had any ideas of what we could do to improve it.