School Councillors and Global Neighbours
WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL/ GLOBAL NEIGHBOURS PAGE
Our School Council Leader is Miss Dray
What is a children’s school council?
Our School Council are a group of children, elected by their class, who meet termly to discuss issues within the school and the world. There are two school councillors from each class in KS1 and KS2.
Why do we have School Council?
We have a school council to listen to children’s views. We work in partnership with pupils to improve the school. We work in partnership with pupils to improve life experiences for others less fortunate than ourselves either within the school community itself or on a national/ global level. This year we are hoping to develop the role of our councillors so that they have more responsibility around the school and wider community.
Our School Council are leaders
Since their roles as Councillors commenced, they have produced and presented termly worships to teach their peers in the entire school about being good Global Neighbours,
What are global neighbours?
Christian Aid offer an accreditation to become a recognised Global Neighbour school. Their scheme aims to increase pupils’ understanding of the root causes of poverty and injustice, as well as engage and empower pupils as agents of change in the transformation of our world. The scheme supports the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of pupils, strengthens the ‘promotion of fundamental British Values’, promotes critical thinking across the curriculum and strengthens links with the local community. Global Neighbours can also enhance Religious Education provision by increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding about why and how Christians, along with people of other faiths and those of no faith, want to change the world to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty where everyone can flourish.
By helping pupils to claim their voice as global citizens, participation in the scheme helps pupils to become active global citizens and courageous advocates for change in the world, from a local to global and international level.
What have our School Council done to be good Global Neighbours so far?
Their first assembly in term 1 was to introduce the concept of what it means to be a Global Neighbour. The children spoke eloquently about Martin Luther King JR. and how his dream helped to change the world. They shared their own beautifully drawn Dream Jar that held their dreams for our planet and thoughts of how they can achieve them.
The School Council were invited to sell poppies alongside the volunteers at the Royal British Legion. The council represented the school and our values while out working with the public and their happy, smiling faces drew in crowds of customers, which in turn helped to raise much needed funds.
The Council have taken responsibility for holding events and collecting donations for charities such as Caring Hands and Children In Need.
In term 2 Council shared their latest plans with everybody. During meetings over the term, the children declared that they wanted to make their immediate school environment more beautiful. They have come up with designs, fundraising ideas and are excited to begin the creation process. They believe that by creating a garden that shows the wonder of Gods world in school, they are making the lives of their peers better and improving everybody's mental well-being. Thank you School Council for thinking of others.
In term 3 the school council met and thought about how they can improve their school. They decided upon a nature garden and set about designing their ideal spaces that will be their legacy and bring the beauty of God’s world right to our doorstep. They surveyed staff and students asking them how they have helped others recently.
In term 4 the school council continued to be fundraisers and helped collect donations for Children in Need, a wonderful charity that helps children across the country and here in the Medway towns. They also finalised their designs for their nature garden, which will now commemorate the Kings Coronation and include all members of the school in its design.
What do YOU think the school council should concentrate on improving next at our school?
Do you have something you would like the school council to do? Do you have a problem that needs fixing? Contact us and tell us what is on your mind and we will do our best to try and help you.
Global Neighbours Worship
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