Welcome to Blofield Primary's School Council Page
Our aim is to make sure that all children in our school feel heard and that their ideas, thoughts and feelings truly matter and can help shape the wonderful learning environment that is Blofield Primary School. We are keen to listen and share ideas from individuals with the rest of the school in order to ensure simple thoughts can blossom into real changes in the school. 220 minds are better than 1, and that's why we make sure school council includes everyone.
From cloakroom competitions to meetings with other schools to discuss 'the rights of a child', the school council stands proudly as a hero for all members of our community.
Our focus for the meetings over the next term will be on how to improve the Eco friendliness of our school. Reps have already held meetings with their classes and we have started by ensuring that recycling is now properly monitored throughout the whole school.
We have also started the application process for the Eco bronze award.
With recycling bins being used properly in classes, we have seen a big increase in the amount of paper being recycled as opposed to being thrown out in the general waste bin.
This is great to see but has also got us thinking about the amount of paper we could be wasting. School council have already planned to talk to their classes about ways to reduce paper use.
Democracy is one of our British values and all of our school council reps were elected fairly by their peers.
On Wednesday 2nd May Ms Alex Antoniou from Broadland County Council came in to speak to our School Council about recycling. She gave a presentation explaining what can and can’t be recycled in our county and offered children the opportunity to sort a range of different materials into either recycling or general waste.
We feel that, as a school there is more that we can be doing to ensure that we can be recycling as well as we can. This will be something the school council will be aiming to improve over the course of the summer term.
Universal Children's Day.
In November, our Year 5 and Year 6 school council members met with fellow school council members of local schools for shared thoughts on the United Nations agreed 'Rights of a Child.' We used this to feedback to the other year group council members and decide if our school has done everything it can to fulfill these rights. This offered us a great opportunity to discuss what are school could improve and develop and what we think we are doing well in these areas.