Autumn Term 2016 - new leadership all round.
Watch this space for a photograph of our newly formed school council for Autumn 2016. Following with British Values the children from Year 1 -Year 6 were taught how they can influence decisions at a school level through the democratic process. During the first meeting of the council the children discussed their role. Keep an eye out for 'Waverley News' our dedicated school newspaper written by the School Council pupils for our Waverley community.
After her visit to Waverley for the Paralympic Torch relay in the Summer the Lady Mayor gave a return invite to the children of Waverley to visit her Chambers. Mrs Leeming selected the newly formed and elected school council for this exciting opportunity. We all had an informative visit from viewing the original key to open Eldon Square and the Grainger Market to gifts from past countries and dignitaries to the most recent addition of a Virgin Train being given a title linked to the anniversary of a Mayor for Newcastle. From here we entered the council chambers and heard about the process of speaking in what could be a packed room. We learnt about the traffic light system for speaking and thought this would be a great idea for in school, green to start talking and red to stop! We look forward to singing at a British Citizenship Ceremony at the Civic Centre in the Summer term.
September 15-August 16
Our School Council has appointed a leadership team - our Captain (front middle) has selected Vice-Captains to assist her with the duties.
One of their first jobs has been to work alongside our staff in providing better opportunites outdoors - pupils told us they wanted more 'forest school' type opportunities. Our Captain and Vice-Captains have been monitoring the work on the outdoor classroom. Mr McGloughlin explained how they were excavating the area by hand but also using a very small digger.
They looked at how the work was progressing and will report back to the rest of school.
They examined some of the materials to be used.
They have also responded to our pupils by undertaking a lunchtime survey on the new menus.
Our teachers have nominated pupils for the School Council. Mrs Thomson has spoken to all of the Council and an agenda has been drawn up for our first meeting. We will meet every two weeks in the Maple Room. The subjects will include:
1. The election of a new Council Captain and Vice-Captain.
2. The election of the Council Secretary.
3. An environmental walk around school.
Mrs Thomson and our School Council.
Our pupils asked governors recently for more seating on the top yard to shield the wind and for a place to sit with friends. We hope this does the trick?