Summer Term Update
In the early part of the Summer term, the School Council took part in a selling challenge to see how many house wristbands they could sell to their classmates. The children were very competitive and helped raise nearly £382 for the school.
The winning class was Madagascar who managed to sell 30. The class representative won an unlimited time band for the inflatables at the Summer Fete.
One child in Reception used great initiative in setting up a stall at the end of the school day to sell to his classmates.
Fulbridge Academy were asked by the Open University to be the set of a video to help trainee teachers learn about primary education. Miss Page asked four of the School Council members to get involved and help with the filming. One of the School Council members said ‘Everyone joined in and it was nice to work with my friends on the School Council. It was great to think our video will be seen by lots of new teachers!’
The children have worked really hard on their road safety project. This consisted of creating a video to share with their classmates highlighting some key road safety messages.
You can watch their fantastic video here:
The children also came up with some messages and posed for some pictures that will be printed on some new road safety banners to be put up around the outside of the school.
I think you will agree that the banners look pretty impressive.
One School Councillor said ‘We learnt a lot of new ways to keep ourselves and others safe on the road, we also got to learn about being safe in the car by using booster seats and making sure children know that only one person should be sat on a car seat, no sitting on laps!’
The children recently took part in the Keep Britain Tidy Heroes Assemble project’ where they completed two litter picks. The School Council members in Year 3 - 6 cleared many bags of rubbish just by walking around the four streets surrounding the Academy. The representatives in Year 1 and 2 completed a litter pick around the school grounds.
A School Council member commented that ‘ The project was great for the community; we are helping set a good example for our students and neighbours. It is also good to clear the plastic so that is doesn’t endanger animals.’ He continued, ‘I would like to lead a project next year to have more litter picks and posters to promote keeping the environment clean and tidy’.
As of September 2018, all children at Fulbridge will have the opportunity to take part in Forest School lessons. In order to help set up this project, the School Council helped our Forest School staff decide on what equipment the Academy should bid for in order to make lessons fun and engaging.
Town Hall trip
In June, the School Council were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall. The children learnt so much about the political history of the city. The children also got the chance to go and visit the Council Chambers. One of the children was elected as Mayor, who then chose his Deputy, Religious representative, solicitor and Chief Executive.
Mr Epton-Smith challenged the children to a quiz afterwards:
Community Education Awards
Three School Council projects have been nominated for categories part of the Community Education Awards.
· Safer Internet Day"in the Kaspersky Lab UK Internet Safety and Security Award.
· "Speak out" in the Action against Bullying and Cyber Bullying Award for the 2018
· " Fire Safety Video " in the Jewson Health and Safety Award.
The results will be announced in July.
School Council Applications for 2018/19
Applications are now open for next years School Council.
Due to their outstanding contribution to the School Council this year, five members have been asked to stay on for an additional year to help role model to next year's school council members.
The School Council members in Year 3 and 4 completed a leaflet drop around the Academy to help promote the Summer Fete.
There will be more to come in the second half of the Summer term.