Meeting – 26/01//24

This afternoon School Council met for the first time this term.

The council briefly reflected on UK Parliament Week, the Q & A session with Baroness Bull (member of the House of Lords) and the recent trip that took place ot 10 Downing Street in response to Miss Whileley’s question about whether school should continue learning more about the function and workings of Parliament.

Comic Relief was discussed and Mrs Poole visited the Council to talk about Playground Markings.

To find out more please click on the link below for the meeting minutes.

Lessons at No 10

On Friday 12th January, 19 children and 8 adults were invited to 10 Downing Street to attend a session entitled Lessons at No 10, an initiative of Mrs Murty’s.

The group travelled to London by train and upon arrival at No 10 joined another school for refreshments before embarking on a mini tour of the first floor and then a cooking session in the kitchens led by ex-marine Mike aka the ‘ Commando Chef’. The children cooked turkey and vegetable wraps with the Commando Chef on hand along with Mrs Murty. Feasting on their wraps in the State Dining Room the children ate alongside Mrs Murty and were able to ask her lots of questions about life at 10 Downing Street.

After an amazing morning the group hopped on the tube to the Natural History Museum and spent an afternoon on a voyage of discovery exploring many of the museum’s fantastic exhibits before boarding the train once more and travell back to Leeds.

UK Parliament Week

What a fantastic week!

Classes have spent the week finding out about Parliament, what is is purpose, who makes up Parliament……

Children have been busy researching, participating in debates, doing Kahoot quizzes, completing the Parliament trail during their library sessions and some classes have also even elected their own MP and Prime Minister!

Meeting – 10th November

This afternoon Councillors met to talk about two fundraising events taking place during Autumn 2, Children in Need and Christmas Jumper Day.

The reps gave Miss Whiteley feedback from their classes about UK Parliament week and they talked about the forthcoming (virtual) meeting of a member of the House of Lords on Friday 8th December.

The second half of the meeting was spent with reps in UKS2 and electing roles within the council.

To read more please click on the link below to read the meeting minutes.

Next Meeting Friday 24th November.

UK Parliament Week

UK Parliament focus week will take place on Monday 6th – Friday 11th November.

School Council have been very busy planning with Miss Whiteley tasking classes with completing several activities from watching videos, to participating in debates, to creating what matters to us bunting to completing the Parliament Trail in the library.

Hopefully the children will enjoy taking part and completing the activities and will learn a little bit about Parliament.

New SC Reps & 1st Meeting

This afternoon this year’s School Council met for the first time. With lots of new faces, the reps took it in turns to introduce themselves and to share one fact about themselves.

Next, the councillors talked about what they thought the purpose of having a School Council was and what role they thought they could play.

Next Meeting Friday 29th September