Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
Two children are elected from each class. We hold weekly meetings in which the children feedback thoughts and ideas from their class and discuss our current project. The councillors then feedback to their class and note down new ideas for the next meeting.
The Christmas Fayre
This week, the School Council were busy wrapping all the gifts for the lucky dip stall they are helping to run at the Merdon Christmas Fayre next Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our first project is looking at how to make our school greener. After consulting with the children in our classes and numerous we have come up with three key areas.
1) Saving electricity:
- holding a no electricity day in the Summer
- electing light and screen monitors in each class to turn off each break, lunch and assembly times
2) Litter picking:
- children volunteer to join the litter picking team
- each break they collect their grabbers, gloves and bin liners and collect litter and receive raffle tickets as a reward.
3) Cleaner air:
- persuading children and adults to walk to school
Researching our Going Green project
Ray Craig from Hampshire County Council came to visit us in our meeting to help us create ideas for our Merdon Going Green project. He kindly donated litter grabbers, fluorescent jackets and gloves for our litter picking project. He also gave us ideas to help with our assembly and walk to school project.
Our first project this year has been to organise the events to raise money for Children In Need. We asked children to come to school dressed in their brightest clothes in exchange for a £1 donation and we held a cake sale in the afternoon that many pupils kindly donated to.