Coquet Park School Council

Welcome to Coquet Park's School Council 2021-22. We are from years 1-4 and we've been elected by our classmates to represent them. To become school councilors we had to fill in an anonymous application form sharing why we thought we had the skills to become a school councilor and also what we thought needed to change in our school. 

We meet 2 or 3 times every half term to discuss what ideas we have listened to from our classmates about different things that our school could get involved in.  We also have an ideas box that children can post ideas they have about the school into, and we look at these. 

We suggested this...

This is what happened...

May 2022

The school council worked together to write some questions to ask candidates interviewing for our new Deputy Head.

Interviewing for a new deputy headteacher

April 2022

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.

Coquet Park's

Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt

February 2022

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.

Cooking Club

January 2022

 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. 

Playtimes

November 2021

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. 

June 2021

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