Our school has a School Council made up of elected representatives from each class across the whole school
It is the role of our school council to generate ideas and make decisions that will hopefully improve our school. Also, the role of a school councillor is to act as a “voice” or representative for all of the children at Riverside.
For more information about the roles and responsibilities of a school council, please click on the newsround link below.
What have we been involved in?
Our school council selected to help raised money for the Poppy appeal and Children in Need during the Autumn term. As both charity events are close together it was decided that there would only be poppies for sale for the poppy appeal.
For the Children in Need appeal the children wanted to sell Pudsey pins and wrist bands. Unfortunately the charity had sold out of the pins so we could only sell the wrist bands. They also decided to hold a Hula Hoop challenge in each class, where the winner received sweets as a prize. The children also decided that we would wear mufti for a silver coin donation. As a school we managed to raise £593.16! Very good!
The school council have also decided that on the last day of term we will wear Christmas jumpers to raise funds for ‘Save the Children’ association. This will be a silver coin donation where half of the collection will go towards the charity and half towards the school fund. Click on the image below to see more images taken that day.
The school council have decided that we will still have M&M Productions twice this year- 1 after Christmas and 1 in July.
We have also tried to come up with recipe ideas for the school canteen. Jan from Eden Foods came in and we tested the suggestions and there will be a new inclusion in the Summer menu. Look out for it!
In KS2 we have the ECO Council who monitor that we try to reduce our carbon footprint by switching off lights and computers etc when we don’t need them.
They are also responsible for the environmental gardens and try to meet every fortnight to maintain the garden area during our lunchtime.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
School Councillors Bury Time Capsule
This week, some of our School Councillors went to the “Brunel View” building site and buried a time capsule made up of items selected and chosen by the children at Riverside School.
The capsule was buried on the site where new houses will soon be built, and where the old Barne Barne Primary School building used to be.