This year has been one of the busiest for our School Councillors. The year started off with our team of KS1 and KS2 Councillors planning and leading two assemblies to raise awareness of BBC Children in Need and Jeans for Genes Day. The Councillors learnt their lines, spoke clearly and confidently shared their message to the rest of the school, something they should be incredibly proud of. Throughout the year, they also carefully considered different fundraising ideas in order to raise as much money as possible for important causes. Successful ideas were shared across Year 1 to Year 6 and included competitions such as designing your own pair of jeans (Jeans for Genes) and creating six different red noses (Comic Relief). Following our successful Comic Relief competition, a Year 6 design was sent to a Fundraising Assistant at Comic Relief Headquarters, where the pupil received a special mention and some Comic Relief goodies in return for their hard work and incredible designs.
During the Spring term and as part of our Whole School topic, Blue Planet, the KS2 School Councillors, along with the KS2 Eco Warriors, visited Lakeside Energy from Waste in Slough where they learnt about the important of recycling different household materials. They also had a tour of the waste plant and saw it in action. As a result of their visit to Lakeside EfW, the School Councillors introduced the Big Battery Hunt where the whole school brought in any old or unwanted batteries they had at home in order to recycle them efficiently.
Throughout the year, the School Councillors have also taken on the role of promoting WOW! The year-round walk to school challenge, logging how the children travelled to school each day and delivering badges to each class at the end of each month.