This year's School Council are:
Lucia, Kizzy, Lily, George, Amber, Jenny, Charlotte, Willow, Eliza, Leah, Saffron, Matthew, Modestas, Abigail, Natalia, Gvidas and Amy.
Some of us have important roles in School Council, we decided these at the beginning of the year by having a vote:
Chair - Abigail
Vice Chair - Leah
Secretary - Amy
Treasurer - Natalia
Blogger - Saffron
Journalist - Gvidas
Noticeboards - Matthew.
At Penoweth School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
Rule of Law
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
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.
Well done to everyone that has taken part in the Christmas fun run so far! School Council explained to everyone that exercise is really important to keep us fit and healthy. They then led a warm up for everyone and made sure we were all in the Christmas spirit! Years 3 and 4 braved the cold and the wind and still enjoyed themselves, showing us that exercise can be fun! Good luck to KS1 with their run on Monday!
We are organising a Christmas fun run to promote keeping fit and healthy. Children will be able to wear a Christmas hat and jumper as we want to make exercise fun! It will take place on the following afternoons:
KS1: Monday 17th December.
Years 3 and 4: Thursday 13th December.
Years 5 and 6: Tuesday 11th December.
To prepare for this we are encouraging our classes to do some daily exercise such as a morning shake up or a mile run.
School Council have been meeting every week since the beginning of the year and have been working hard to ensure we pick some exciting projects that will have a positive impact on the school. We thought that it was important to ask the whole school for suggestions for projects that we should work on this year, so with everyone’s ideas we came up with a survey that everybody completed.
The three projects that won and that we aim to work on this year are:
1) Christmas Fun Run - to promote healthy lifestles.
2) Cooking - we will aim to increase the amount of cooking in classes.
3) Playtimes - we will try and make them even better than they already are.
We will be working hard to organise different fundraising events throughout the year to make these projects possible. We will keep you updated with our progress!