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Meet the new Rotakids School Council 2016/17 and our Rotarian Friends

Meet the new Rotakids School Council 2016/17 and our Rotarian Friends 1
Meet the new Rotakids School Council 2016/17 and our Rotarian Friends 2
Meet the new Rotakids School Council 2016/17 and our Rotarian Friends 3
Meet the new Rotakids School Council 2016/17 and our Rotarian Friends 4
Meet the new Rotakids School Council 2016/17 and our Rotarian Friends 5

July 2016

 

The Rotakids School Council decided create the beginnings of an outdoor art gallery to brighten the playground and make the school entrance even more welcoming. 

 

We wanted to provide a space outdoors for our pupils to be creative and to celebrate their skills like they do in the indoor Art Gallery!

 

Many pupils have contributed to the painting.

 

We are all thrilled with the result.

 

Grace Brooks, Secretary of the Rotakids

The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery'

The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 1
The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 2
The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 3
The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 4
The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 5
The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 6
The beginnings of the 'Quilters Outdoor Art Gallery' 7

June 2016

 

After much planning, the Rotakids School Council ran their 'Run for Meningitis' fun day.  The school council chose this charity as they wanted to help children whose lives are affected by the illness.  

 

On the day, pupils had to work in pairs to overcome the 'obstacles' placed in front of them by the school council. 

 

Our message: 'Together we are stronger.'

 

By Grace Brooks, Secretary of the School Council

The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day'

The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 1
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 2
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 3
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 4
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 5
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 6
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 7
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 8
The School Council's 'Run for Meningitis Day' 9

Thursday 14/4/16                        

 

School Council Minutes

First of all, the President started the meeting and the Vice President led us in the Rotakids' pledge.

 

Next, updates were given about Pupil Voice. Olivia and Will discussed the content of the previous meeting, such as the Enterprise Day. Then, the new project was unveiled. The project is called ‘Clean for the Queen’ in light of her 90th Birthday this year. The idea is that we would tidy an area of the school, taking pictures before and after.

 

After that, we thought about what to do with the school’s outside areas: the playground and the outdoor reading area. Miss Kilby pitched some ideas to us and we talked about whether each one was going to be beneficial for all the children.

 

Then, the next Safety Squad were chosen to carry out their safety questionnaires to children at lunchtime. We will compare their responses with those in the Autumn Term.

 

In addition, we talked about the Soapbox Derby and if anyone had designed anything for it. Entries will need to be handed in soon.

 

Finally, the President closed the meeting.

 

Thursday 27thtJanuary                        

 

First of all, the President started the meeting and the Vice President led us in the Rotakid’s pledge.

 

Next, the Safety Squad gave us an update about their project and showed us the posters they have made related to being safe.  The Safety Squad are looking to share their posters and PowerPoint presentation in an assembly soon.

 

After that, we talked about which charity to raise money for and how we could make money for them.  We had lots of ideas including a fun run - wearing silly costumes and a jumble sale.  The School Council voted for the Meningitis Research Foundation as the charity.

 

For our Enterprise day, a cinema afternoon is likely, so we need to find out which films our classmates like to watch.

 

Then, we discussed our project to help improve the school. We have favoured something outdoors and so we looked at outdoor reading or art spaces.

 

The School Council have been asked to design an outdoor reading space to pitch to Mr Wade.

 

Finally, the President closed the meeting.

 

Thursday 14th January                        

 

The President and Vice President opened the meeting.  The Rotakids Pledge was read aloud by all. 

 

First of all, we talked about the Safety Squad and how their first piece of work went:  they found out that every child felt really safe whilst at school.  They said that they found the teachers at Quilters Junior School made them feel the safest.  The carpet was fraying and was an issue in some classes.

 

We chose the next Safety Squad date and time.

 

Then, we heard the 'Rotakids' School-Council Jingle' for the radio that Nathan, Felix, Joe and Will had made up.

 

After that, we found out that Mr Jones (the School Caretaker) is coming to our next meeting and we were thinking about some things we could ask him about making our school safer, for example, replacing the carpet in some classrooms, improving the changing rooms in Year 6 and clearing the space behind the red curtains in the hall.

 

Next, we shared ideas about the cinema afternoon/evening we were thinking of having for our Enterprise Day to raise money for the school. There was also an idea about having a photo booth, or a cake sale.

 

Finally, the President closed the meeting.

School Council Minutes                                              Thursday 10th December 2015

 

To start the meeting, the President asked us about our past week.

We read the minutes from our last School Council Meeting and made sure there were no changes to make.  These were agreed.

 

Next, we talked about the Christmas market and shared some photos.

 

Then we discussed our work as the safety squad (this is when 4 children go around the playground and ask some children how safe they feel in school).  Any issues will be discussed in the Rotakids School Council immediately.  This will be running in the new-year.

 

After this, we discussed which charity to raise money for on our fundraising day.  We have lots of ideas – one of which was helping meningitis sufferers. 

 

Next, we shared our ideas on how we could improve the school using the money from Mr Wade. Our ideas included a friendship tree, wooden animal statues, a soft-skill screen, an outside art gallery, an outside classroom for the summer and many, many more.

 

Finally, the President closed the meeting.

 

Written by Grace Brooks, Secretary of the School Council

 

Rotakids School Council Minutes - 26th November 2015

 

To start the meeting the Vice President read the pledge and then we started the meeting.

We talked about Pupil Voice and the meeting which Olivia and Will attended. They talked about when they went to Downham School.

The enterprise day was discussed and these were the children’s thoughts: run our own triathlon and/or a movie night would be good ways to raise money. Also, they had a tour and represented the school very well.

Next we talked about the Christmas Market and who was going.

After that, Katie and Emily told us about the QFM radio piece (on keeping safe) and Will and Nathan are going to do the jingle for it.

Then we shared ideas for what to spend our money on that would benefit us all:

For an example, improving our stage or removing it; a soft-skill tree and a friendship tree so everyone has someone to play with.

We also discussed putting air fresheners in the changing rooms.

Not just this, Year 6 leavers could have a wall to put their hand prints on when they leave.  In the hall we could tidy up and change the things we have behind the red curtains in the hall.

The ‘Safety Squad’ was also discussed – pupils can tell them about anything that is making them feel unsafe in school and they will report to the school council, who will make plans to fix this. 

 

Finally the President and Vice President closed the meeting.

 

Written by Grace Brooks, Secretary of the School Council

 

School Council Minutes - 12/11/15

 

 

To start off the meeting, the Vice President read the pledge and asked if there were any nice things any children in the School Council have done. 

 

After that, we read our ideas about how to improve anything or read out any announcements.  In this meeting, we talked about bringing back flavoured water and about bringing back Pudsey Bear Day. We talked about the Christmas Market and Pupil Voice.

 

Not just that, but we mentioned the Safety Squad. This is when we will ask some children how safe they feel in school.  Katie Croxall had a good idea of making an envelope for any ideas that anyone has.  Another good idea that came up was a poster about School Council and Safety.

 

In this meeting we also found out that we’re getting some money from Mr Wade to improve our school.  We will need to pitch our ideas of how best to spend the money to improve life at Quilters Junior School.

 

Finally, the meeting closed with the gavel.

 

Written by Grace Brooks, Secretary of the School Council

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Meet the Rotakids School Council.

 

 

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