Welcome to our School Council Page!
We have a very active School Council at Stratton Primary School which is made up of one girl and one boy from every class from Years 1 to 6. These are elected positions which the councillors take very seriously.
We meet weekly to discuss current school issues and also hold weekly 'Class Council' meetings where we feedback minutes from our meetings and get our peers' input on projects we are working on.
School Council Projects
This year, School Council encouraged everyone to recycle their pumpkins after Halloween as this helps to prevent tonnes of food waste going to landfill. A company called 'Andigestion' have provided the school with special bins which are at the front of school. These will be collected on 30th November.
Andigestion also held two competitions - a colouring competition for Key Stage 1 and ‘spot the difference’ for Key Stage 2. Jacob Horn was chosen as a Key Stage 1 winner and received a £15 book voucher. Well done Jacob! He also won a £25 book voucher for the school. School Council will be meeting with the school librarians to discuss how best to spend this voucher.
Think Big 2019!
We are entering a competition entitled 'Think BIG'. Think BIG is a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition aimed at primary and seconday school councils in Cornwall. Students on the school council have to generate ideas on how £500 can be spent to improve something within their school. We have selected the idea to create a sensory garden as we think this would be of benefit to the whole school. We will be a submitting a poster which outlines our idea and will then wait to see if we have been shortlisted to attend the final.
Creating a Colourful Environment!
We would like to make the playground more colourful and are currently proposing to paint either the buddy benches or the playhouse to improve the environment.
Our Jenda subcommittee held a pop up charity shop to raise money this term. The money raised is being used towards the new classroom at Kumbursa Elementary School, which is supported by Link Ethiopia. The first stage of building is complete and this money will go towards completing a cement floor and providing classroom furniture. The new classroom will reduce class sizes at the school and will enable more children to attend school.
At the start of the academic year, we chose the RSPCA as our school fundraising charity. We are hoping to arrange for someone from the charity to visit school to give an assembly and help to given us ideas to organise a fundraising event in the summer term.
Children in Need
In the autumn term, we organised and held a PJ/Onesie Day and talent show for Children in Need. In total we raised £351.13.