School Council

On Friday 22nd June, representatives from our School and Eco Council attended an award ceremony at Truro County Hall. They prepared a presentation about the work that they have been doing in the school this year and all spoke clearly and confidently. As a result of their hard work this year they were presented with a Bronze PADL award (Promoting Active Democracy Loudly). They were a brilliant representation for the School and Eco Council and a great credit to the school. Well done everyone!

At Penoweth School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:

Democracy

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

 

Democracy

Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through the School Council, class discussions and Pupil Focus Groups. The elections of members are based on pupil votes and are held at the beginning of each year.

As a School Council, we are working together to make Pennoweth an even more productive learning environment. In order to do this, we share our thoughts and ideas on how to make the most of our learning opportunities. Children are involved in deciding what topics they choose to study, help decide upon playground developments and welcoming visitors to the school.

 
What have we done so far?

In Autumn term we organised some fundraising for Children in Need. We all agreed that a cake sale would be the best way to do this and worked together to spread the word by creating posters, writing messages for the newsletter and talking in assembly. A few of us then volunteered to run the cake sale and work out how much we had raised. We raised at amazing £145! Well done everyone!
 
Throughout the year a number of us have greeted parents that are visiting the school, making sure they know where they are going and that they feel welcome. 
 
Currently, we are putting in place friendship stops in the playground. These are places where the children can go if they are feeling sad or lonely and would like somebody to play with. The school council will then work together to ensure the child feels included and to cheer them up. We are running a poster competition to design the sign for these friendship stops and will be vote on the winners together. We will also be holding an assembly where we let the school know what the friendship stop is and why we are doing it. Finally, we will monitor this until the end of term to see how successful it has been.
 
Well done to all our school council, you have worked very hard and been a brilliant representation to the school!