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
RSPCA day Summer 2019
The school council chose to support The RSPCA this year. Our sub-committee arranged a 'wear what you want' day and cute pet competition to raise money. We judged 68 photos in KS2, 33 in KS1/EYFS and 7 staff photos. There was one runner up and one winner in each category. The winners were:
Pedro the pug (Henry Porter Y6)
Chick (Freya Gregory Y2)
Maisey (Mrs Hamley)
Well done to those cute pets who won and entered! We raised a huge £271. Thank you to all of those who donated.
Beach Clean Spring 2019
The beach clean organised by Stratton School Council and Marhamchurch School Council was a great success. We collected and removed 11kg of rubbish off of Widemouth Beach. Thank you to Ado Shoreland who organised this event with us, and to those people who came to help. We are currently deciding on our next community clean up project!
Plastic Free day May 24th
Mrs Loudwill and the Eco-Warriors arranged for a plastic free day on Friday 24th May. Everyone made a big effort to avoid single use plastics on this day and we collected a whole bag of plastic rubbish compared to nearly five bags on a normal school day. This proves we can make a massive difference by considering our own lifestyles and use of plastic. Everyday could be a plastic free day - and it will be cheaper too!
Think Big 2019!
We are entering a competition entitled 'Think BIG'. Think BIG is a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition aimed at primary and secondary 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.
Unfortunately, we did not make the final this year, but are still proud of our idea that was presented, and intend to enter again next year.
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.
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.
This was a great success - we even made it on to the local radio!
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.