Congratulations to our 2019/2020 representatives, they delivered powerful speeches. They have been elected by their classmates, to best express the views and issues that arise in day-to-day school life. Their role is to express the view of fellow classmates and to discuss the ideas that have been raised.
What do we do?
A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
The objective of an effective School Councils is to help children and young people to:
• Enjoy and feel empowered by their education.
• Feel that their school responds to their needs and views.
• Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them.
• Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place.
• Develop life skills through participation.
The School Council at Thurnby C of E Primary School consists of a team of extremely active, dedicated and well organised children. The members of the council take their roles very seriously and, as a result of their hard work, have orchestrated and coordinated positive changes within the school. Children vote for other children in their year group from a range of nominees; they vote for 2 per year group. The school council is led by a Chair and Vice Chair who are chosen by the elected council members. We also have a teacher representatives who help to facilitate the meetings. The school council helps to provide a voice for all pupils and it aims to meet three times in every half term.
During the past few years the school council have helped to improve the school environment and grounds, suggested fun activities during school time, raised money for charities and worthwhile causes and also been involved in the interview process for new staff.
Art Focus 2020
We have been working with Miss Smith and Mrs Greer to plan Art Focus 2020. Mrs Greer has decided that this years theme will be 'Views of the Village'- meaning all of the artwork will be inspired by Thurnby. We were able to join together to understand the brief and then present it to the rest of the school. We gathered the opinions of our fellow pupils as well as our teachers and presented our findings to Mrs Greer and Miss Smith. We then chose which area of the village each class will focus on.
Our next steps will be to look at the progression of skills for each class and decide which media they will use. We will support teachers in deciding how we will present our artwork. Watch this space!