Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
As a School Council, we try our best to set a good example to our class mates and help to maintain a happy atmosphere for us all to learn in.
This year we have talked a lot about how sometimes tests at school and other things can make us feel worried and sad. We decided that we wanted to do something to help our class mates deal with their worries and make them feel happier. We thought that having a worry box in each class was a great idea. A worry box is somewhere you can post your worries or any problems you are having, writing it down helps and can make us feel less anxious. The problems are left in the box until the end of the day so that you do not have to worry about them! We had a look at other school’s worry boxes and thought about what would work best for our school. We have been busy designing, making and thinking about how children would use the worry boxes…
The School Council have been discussing some very exciting ideas this half term including planning a poetry competition, fundraising events, sports clubs and School uniforms. The year 5 and 6 School Councillors also attended another Primary Parliament session at the Council House where they discussed healthy lifestyles. The School Council only had three meetings in the summer term so they managed to fit a lot in!
For our last meeting we had a bit of a party to celebrate the hard work we have done on the School Council this year. We decorated cakes, played games and had a great time!
This term we have been meeting fortnightly. We have been discussing issues that our class mates have shared. Some of the things we have discussed have included tuck shop, menus for special school dinners, out door equipment and the importance of looking the equipment we have. We talked about making signs to remind children not to climb on benches and to treat our playground respectfully. We have also made some posters for themed school dinners!
The year 5 and 6 School Councillors joined in with a Primary Parliament event at the Council House. They met other School Councillors and talked about careers and science in their schools. They really enjoyed this event and shared what they learnt with the other School Councillors.
Bentinck Poppy Shop
Bentinck School Council will be running a school Poppy Shop selling Poppy Appeal items to raise money for the Royal British Legion who provide lifelong support for the armed forces community and their families.
School Council 2015-2016
The new School Councillors for this school year have been chosen!
Each class has voted for their representatives and we will be holding the first School Council meeting of the year on Thursday 5th November.
School Council meetings will be held every other week in the White Room from 3:15-4:15.
Recently in our School Council meetings we have been organising a special event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We decided to organise a skip-a-thon on Wednesday 24th June, we were inspired by Dan the Skipping Man who came to our school in the autumn term! We made posters and decided that everyone should wear sporty clothes for the day and donate a small amount of money. We had a go at skipping ourselves and learned some skipping skills to show our class mates. Each class skipped for 20 minutes and some people got to show off some tricks.
Here is what the School Council though about the Bentinck Skip-a-thon.....
"It was Awesome!" -Kielan, Class 2
"Spectacular skipping" - Ayomide, Class 6S
"I wish we could skip every day!" - Kaitlan, Class 4
"It was heart warming to see everyone taking part even though those people that are not that keen on skipping still had a go, even the teachers too!" - Asante, Class 6C
School Council had their first meeting of the spring term. We have discussed the possibility of the School Council having something to distinguish them from their class mates like a piece of uniform or badge. We also talked more about organising the skip-a-thon and who they would like to skip with ie. friends, siblings or their classes. We talked about the tuck shop and school dinners and how classes can report back to the School Council using a log book.
Christmas biscuit decorating competition!
For our last meeting of the Autumn Term we had a competition to see who could decorate the best Christmas biscuit. We had great fun decorating and sampling the biscuits! Mr Brannigan and Mr Bramley judged the competition, they were very impressed with all entries!
The winners of the competition were Ebo and Ayomide, well done!