The school council had a lot to discuss at their meeting in May.
The main topic of conversation was RRR (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). The children were very passionate about this topic and they wanted to raise awareness with the rest of the school. They want the teachers to recognise the children who are actively trying to reduce, re-use and recycle waste by rewarding them with house points.
In the diary we have organised an assembly to raise awareness of this topic.
For the school year 2013-2014, we raised money to replenish the playtime equipment and also for our chosen charity Make a Wish Foundation.
The children came to school dressed as what they wish to be when they are older and were asked to donate £1 for this. On the day, we had children dressed as: doctors, gymnasts, dancers, scientists, super heroes and many more wonderful outfits. We raised £313.50! Well done!
The school year 2012-2013 the school council's chosen charity was The British Heart Foundation.
A sponsored readathon was organised by council members which took place 22nd-26th April. For this event, each child tried to read as many pages as possible to raise money for this worthwhile cause. £250 was donated to The British Heart Foundation and the remainder was spent on class sets of books. The class sets of books are a great way for the whole class to engage with a story.
The amount raised was £2102.98
With the money we raised for the Readathon, we have bought lots of books. For years 4, 5 and 6, 60 of each book have been bought so that each child in the class can have their own copy to read. In year 2, there are now 30 of each book so that the children can take part in paired reading and Year 1 recieved 6 sets of the Hairy Maclary collection to support group reading. Year 3 will be choosing their books shortly and will be added to the list when they arrive.
Year 6 - The White Horse of Zennor by Michael Morpurgo
Year 5 - Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo
Year 4 - Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
Year 2 - Antartica (non-fiction) and The Snow Dragon by Vivian French
Year 1 - Hairy Maclary by Dame Lynley Dodd
Foundation Stage - Maisy Mouse by Lucy Cousins
We hope that these books will be enjoyed for many years to come!