School Council News
One of the extra-curricular activities at Tubbenden Primary School is the School Council. This is made up of one representative per school, from Years two to six. Children in Year one join from the summer term. We meet every other week during Wednesday lunchtime, where the children discuss any issues that have been raised by their peers, such as a need for certain equipment on the playground or new ideas for lunches. The School Council meets to debate these issues, prioritise them, and discuss how they can make a positive change in the school.
They also decide (vote) on a school charity to support for the year. Alongside this, the school council organises some charity events throughout the year, and actively encourages others to do so too. To keep the school up to date with their progression, the representatives hold an assembly once a term to discuss any current and future plans for events.
This is a great opportunity for the children to practise their communication skills and include the children in making the school an even better place.
Junior Travel Ambassadors
We have two new Junior Travel Ambassadors this year at Tubbenden. They will be working hard with the support of the school council to raise awareness about safe travel and encouraging healthier travel both for students and the environment. So far, we have already run a very successful road safety week, encouraging safer travel and safer parking around school. We also held a design a mascot competition for safe travel. Well done to our competition winner for a fantastic entry, please see the excellent mascot below!
The School Council have chosen to support Childline and Children in Need this year. Our children in Need events were a great success, raising over £700 through a bake sale, a teddy competition and an own clothes day.
We have also raised lots of money for ChildLine through students’ individual efforts and from our Christmas shows. As a result, they came in to tell us all about the amazing work they do and to encourage our continued support.
The School Council are working hard on the plans for more charity events as well as supporting the school with any improvements occurring.
The School Council are also starting an exciting new project focused around tackling bullying. Please watch this space for further updates on their hard work.