Welcome to the School Council page!
What is the school council?
The school council is an elected group of children who help to make
decisions within our school.
Why do we have a school council?
So that children can share their ideas and create discussions within their class. These ideas could help to create a project which can benefit the whole school.
What does the school council do?
Meet termly to discuss school development projects and make
fun things happen like Red Nose Day.
Meet our school council.
We are very proud of all we have achieved this year. Keep reading to find out more!
If you have an idea to add to our agenda, pop it in your class suggestion box.
Our notice board in the playground is full of information. Have a look at the minutes from our last meeting.
Every year, we aim to support different charities. We raised money for the Poppy Appeal by selling poppy keyrings, pencils and rubbers. It was fun to work in a shop! We raised over £90.
We have tried to help keep children safer on The Causeway. We have sent a letter home to parents and local residents. We have also introduced a poster competition. Look out for the posters on the lamp posts! More children are now wearing high-vis jackets and taking care.
Scarecrows have been made by each class and they have been displayed so people will slow down on The Causeway. Children have taken them home and put them outside their houses. They have really helped! Have you seen one?
We helped to design a new Quiet Area for our playground. William and Evie cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony! We tried to help with fundraising to purchase new equipment too.
We raised a fantastic £90 at the toy sale!
Gary, from Carymoor Recycling Centre, came to talk to us about recycling. He gave us ideas on how to recycle more. We made eco-bricks to build a greenhouse on the field, and have now started to collect batteries and bottle tops for recycling.
We have stopped using milk cartons and now have reusable cups. Our letter to parents has helped to remind children to bring a healthy snack into school.
Our rubbish bin is no longer full of packets and the litter pickers have less to pick up!
School Council Members 2015/16
Well done to everyone who participated and took time to write some excellent, detailed and thoughtful election manifestos to become a member of the School Council for 2015/16. Each class voted in a ballot box style election for a boy and a girl who they would like to see in this years school council, making decisions on behalf of the school.
I am delighted to introduce the new 2015/16 new School Council members below. It was a very close call in some cases so my congratulations go to those pictured below and hope that they enjoy making a difference and continue to make Mark First School and happy, enjoyable place for all.