Welcome to Castle Hill School Council
School Council 2018 - 19
Our new school council representatives have been elected through an election process. The children have learnt about democracy and the importance of having a voice using the voting system.
We were joined by Lauren Thompson an ambassador for WE-Free the children. WE is an international charity and educational partner, working both internationally and domestically to empower young people to be agents of change. She shared her own inspirational story and encouraged the children to take a stand against bullying and follow their dreams. She also worked with the School Council helping them to generate ideas as to how we can make a difference at Catlle Hill. The school council came up with a range of ideas from care packages for the homeless, to a friendly football match to raise money and they will be exploring these ideas in the next few weeks. To find out more information visit http://www.freethechildren.co.uk
Last week was Anti-Bullying Week and this years theme was ‘Make a Noise about bullying’. At Castle Hill we are taking a stand against bullying and raising awareness. In order to do this, all year groups have been given a text which focus on a range of issues from friendships, to being different and standing up for yourself.
The year groups have been focusing on the following texts; Yr 6- Feather Boy by Nicky Stinger; Yr 5 - Mr Stink by David Walliams; Yr 4 - My Brother Bernadette by Jacqueline Wilson; Yr 3 - Sissy Duck by Harvey Fierstein; Yr 2- Something Else by Kathryn Cave; Yr 1- Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne.
The children also did a range of activities around bullying. Year 1 produced posters to put in our playground to encourage children to be good friends. Year 2 produced an Anti- Bullying song to the tune of 'London's Burning'. Year 3 and Year 4 wrote poems. Year 5 drew comic strips and wrote advice to the main character in their story. Year 6 explored Cyber Bullying and wrote poetry.
School Council really enjoyed our visit from Ed Davey. We told him all about how School Council is formed, last years projects, what we are currently working on and what we hope to achieve next. He was very impressed and asked us lots of questions. We also thought of some questions for him. Before he went he even had time to put some old clothes in our clothes recycling bin!
School Council wanted to find out what the children at Castle Hill think about our school!
We devised a list of questions to ask the classes and put them into a table. We sent out the tables and asked each class to answer our questions. Here is what they said:
The School Council is made up of two pupils from each year group. We work with all of the pupils, staff, governors and Mrs Anderson to help make the school the best it can be. We come up with lots of ideas. Things we work on include;
We are also about to start film making and will be asking you, and maybe your Grownups to say a few words about Castle Hill, as we want to make a show for Castle Hill TV to tell everyone about our school.
Each year the two School Councillors step down and two new ones are elected. If you think you would like to be involved in the School Council let your teacher know.