MYATT GARDEN SCHOOL COUNCIL
SCHOOL COUNCIL MOTTO: MAKING MYATT GARDEN BETTER FOR EVERYONE WITH EVERYONE
Our School Council is here to make Myatt Garden an even safer and happier place, not only from their perspective but from everyone’s perspective and with everyone’s help. That is why we try and talk to lots of different children, so that we can share a big range of views at School Council meetings.
HOW WERE WE ELECTED?
All children in KS2 can stand to be a member of School Council. They have to make a speech to their class, saying what issues they think are important, as well as why they would make a good representative. Every class will then choose one boy and one girl who they thought were sensible, could share ideas and speak up for students. That’s how we got elected to be school council members!
This year our School Council has thought carefully about the impact of lockdown on children and identified key areas to focus on:
School Council were very aware of the importance of play to children as they returned to school. Although we now need to play in year group bubbles and have allocated areas of the playground (zones), we still need play to be fun and to have access to loose parts.
School Councillors spoke to their classmates about what they wanted at playtimes and their feedback has meant that we have:
- Bought lots of extra crates, so each zone has its own crates;
- Collected extra tyres for each zone;
- Added 2 extra basket ball hoops to the bottom playground;
- Bought extra guttering and broom handles;
- Added roll out crates with wood and loose parts for KS2 zones;
- Rotated use of the bank area;
- Added balls, hoops and balance boards for each zone;
- Restocked the loose parts store for the bank area;
- Bought some really long skipping ropes for group skipping.
School Councillors keep checking in with their peers and are happy to report improved playtimes for everyone!
Supporting our community
Despite the COVID restrictions, school council were determined to support good causes and chose to fundraise for Comic Relief, which helps people in need in the UK and overseas. We arranged for families to be able to contribute online and had a day of jokes to make people laugh. We raised a whopping £1,190! What an amazing achievement.
Our summer term plans will be decided at our last meeting before Easter. Watch this space to find out what’s coming next!