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Reflections of the School Council

This year’s School Councillors have been fantastic! They have been so hardworking and reliable. The Councillors have listened to their classes about ideas for school and have spent a lot of time making things happen, such as Red Nose Day, the Parking Charter and discussions about the cloakrooms. Well done to all of you! Here are some reflections on their year: I enjoyed having meetings with Mrs Reynolds because it made me feel heard,it also made me feel important in helping the school. Oliver Y6 Being a school councillor has made me feel important because we got to have meetings with Mrs Reynolds and have our say in what could improve the school. I liked doing the tuck shop at break time as well as the parking safety topic we did. Layla Y6 This year my favourite part of school councilling is feeling proud that I got to give ideas to make the school better. But overall I loved everything! Laila Y5 This year my favourite thing was doing the tuck shop because we raised a lot of money and got to serve. It was all fun! Oliver  Y5 This year I have enjoyed fundraising because on Red Nose Day we made over £200. Being a school councillor makes me feel like an important person and I liked helping improve the school. Mya Y5 I liked doing Red Nose Day and having school council meetings with Mrs Reynolds . Now I feel like people would listen to me and help me. Ben Y3 I have enjoyed doing the parking charter and having meetings with the cook. Being a school councillor has made me very proud and happy. But most of all I feel like people are listening to me. Charlotte Y3 I have enjoyed fundraising for Red Nose Day but overall I’ve enjoyed everything.Also I have liked helping the school. Elvie Y3 I liked raising money with the tuck shop and helping make the school happy. Zac Y2 It's only fair to...

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March Update

The School Councillors would like to thank everyone for helping to raise an amazing £344 for Comic Relief. We had a lot of fun on Red Nose Day. Keep on smiling!! Last week the Councillors met with the School Cook to test the potatoes for the summer menu. We can assure you they are delicious and you will really love the hash browns …… After Easter the School Council will be focusing on revamping the friendship bench and raising money for new Huff and Puff equipment. Remember to let us know if you have any ideas or queries. Have a lovely holiday. It's only fair to...

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Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

The School Councillors are pleased to announce the arrival of Red Noses! From tomorrow they will be sold around school at the cost of £1. Watch out for School Councillors selling them at playtime. Did you know it takes 17 muscles to smile? The children at Unsworth are facing the challenge of smiling for two minutes or more on Friday morning. Please support them and help them raise money for Red Nose Day by donating any loose change you may have.  The School Councillors will be on collection duty on the yard this week. They are committed to raising money for this worthwhile cause and are hoping to raise a lot of smiles doing so!     It's only fair to...

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Parking Charter

Parking Charter

On Friday 17th February our school councillors continued the work of last year’s council on developing awareness of the parking issues that we have around Unsworth. Last year the council developed a set of visual posters, which were put onto the school fence this morning. This year’s councillors worked with members of staff to collect signatures from our school community for our “Parking Charter”, which was developed in the summer term. The idea of the charter is for parents/carers to agree to consider following a set of guidelines when parking their cars. It has been developed to help keep children safe and to think about how we can be as fair as possible to our neighbours who live in close proximity to the school. Our councillors did a fantastic job, collecting 61 signatures in 10 minutes and we would like to thank all those members of our school community who signed up. To read our charter click here and feel free to download a copy, sign it and send it in if you would like to. Our councillors are going to add their thoughts below, so why not read what they have to say! It's only fair to...

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Safety Comes First.

Safety Comes First.

This morning we split into three groups, put on high visibility jackets and took a survey outside. One group went on Blackley Close, one group went to Chadderton and the other group went to Parr Lane. We looked to see what was happening with how people were parking their cars because sometimes the way cars park mean our route to get to school safely is compromised.   We looked for people who were on double lines, double parking, people reversing in the road, parking on the pavement, children getting out on the road and people parking their cars in front of drives. On our survey sheets we collected tally marks to see how many people were doing these things. As we were working on our survey lots of people complimented us on what we were doing. One resident came and asked what we were doing and we explained about our survey. He responded by saying well done. Lots of people who were driving and spotted us carried on driving and did not stop on the yellow lines. Next we are going to total up all of our tally marks, create a visual chart, create flyers to put out on the playground, write a letter to parents and encourage people to sign our charter. It's only fair to...

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Meetings, Questions and Answers

Meetings, Questions and Answers

Over the autumn term we have been working on lots of different things. Every half term we have a class council where we gather ideas from each of our classes to make our school a nicer place. Following the meetings we bring the books back to Mrs Channon and have a meeting together to discuss what we have got and where we need to go next. Each class has a council book so that every time someone has an idea it can be recorded in the book. Also there is an agenda which sets out what we need to talk about. Our meetings so far have been about considering how we can improve our school environment. We asked for everyone to give us “The 6 most important things  that you would like the council to help with”. Each class had different ideas that were most important to them. As a group we tallied up all of the suggestions from each class and picked out which ones had the most tallies to form a top 6 for each class. The top answer from each class was: Y3-Cloakroom Y4-Borders around pipes in the cloakroom Y5-Cloakrooms Y6-Huff & Puff In each class council we shared the top 6 ideas and asked everybody what could be done. Our next step is to try and put some of the ideas into practice. During December we had a jolly jumper competition where we picked out winners from each class, which were then created into felt jumpers and sent to the Co-operative shop to go on the tree. Everyone got a prize  for the finished designs. Also, in our sessions we have an “Any Other Business” discussion where children can voice other problems or concerns. Next week we are going to update you on our latest campaign! It's only fair to...

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