Meet our new School Councillors!
We are excited to introduce you to our new School Councillors! Each of our Key Stage one classes held a fair vote to elect our new School Council and we have a representative from Year 1 and 2 from each class.
Our School Council at Paulton Infant School plays an important role in suggesting new ideas, improving the whole school environment and acting as a voice for all our pupils. The School Council regularly meets to discuss and take action on a range of issues, such as friendship, our community, playtimes and lunchtimes, assemblies and ideas and suggestions for the organisation of fundraising events.
Our School Council’s first challenge is to help make posters for our classrooms showing a football timetable and research questions to ask our partnership schools about ‘challenge and making mistakes.’ Members of our school council will be meeting with children from these schools to discuss how we can encourage all children at Paulton Infants to further embrace challenges and have the confidence to make mistakes.
Sapphire Class: Cian and Lacey
Amethyst Class: Maisie and Ace
Topaz Class: Sydney and Poppy
Diamond Class: Lilly and Sammy
Emerald Class: Harriet and Holly
Our latest project is to attend Pupil Parliament in June 2018. More news to follow
School Council Projects from 2016-17
Our School Council have been working together on a number of exciting projects.
We entered our school into an exciting competition run by the government to encourage schools to ‘make a difference.’ We decided to develop a whole school project called ‘Be Proud to be Different,’ encouraging children to respect each other despite our individual differences. We wanted everyone to realise that our differences should be celebrated and that this is what makes our world exciting. We held an assembly to share our ideas with the whole school and sent our press release to the Paulton News Booklet that is delivered each season.
Although we didn’t win, we received as runners up a certificate and a badge to put on our school stationary, celebrating all our hard work and determination to share our ideas!
Class of the Week
Our first challenge was to devise a new system for ‘Class of the Week.’ We generated a number of creative ideas and then held a democratic vote to decide on the best one. The idea that had the highest number of votes was that each class has a hot air balloon and when you earn a point you can add someone from your class into your hot air balloon! The class with the most pupils in their balloon by the end of the week wins class of the week and will receive their certificate in celebrations assembly on Thursdays. Our School Councillors felt this idea was perfect for our school because we often see hot air balloons drifting over our village and lots of our school pupils attend the annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta!
We also are extremely excited that we will now be working towards earning a ‘scooter playtime’ for our class on the last Friday of the term if we get the most class of the week certificates.
We felt as a School Council that it was important that our school had its own set of community values to help remind us how we can be polite, caring and respectful members of our community. We discussed how we can help to keep our village a happy and safe place for us all to live. We came up with five community values that we felt encompassed all our ideas:
1. We will be kind, caring and polite to all the members of our village.
2. We will be proud of our village.
3. We will not drop litter.
4. We will look after our play spaces.
5. We will be safe by the roads.
We are looking forward to sharing them with our school in our School Council assembly soon.