OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL
St John's are very proud to announce that our new School Councillors have been chosen.
The voting took place in each class and each child was asked to vote for a boy and a girl who they felt best lived by our school motto, 'Love One Another'.
Each class has two Councillors except for Years 5 and 6 which have four each.
Mrs Clough is proud to be working with the Councillors this year and will be helping the children in their meetings and to promote their ideas.
What is a school council?
A school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
"School council" means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments.
This year, our wonderful School Councillors have taken on an extra role. They have become our Eco Warriors and enjoy activities which help our school: save energy and water; recycle; and look after plants and wildlife in our school grounds. They have worked throughout the year on these tasks, striving to achieve the Eco Schools 'Green Flag Award'. The whole school helps to support them with activities such as: sustainability lessons provided by the teachers; health events promoted by the PE department; and looking after plants and creatures in our school grounds promoted by the Gardening Club. We are very proud that the Eco Warriors give up their time and energy to promote sustainability in school and we thank them for their commitment to this task.
During our School Council meetings, the Eco Warriors thought hard about an Eco Code for St John's. We wrote out all our ideas on large sheets of paper. Then we gathered them together with key words and symbols. We used the idea of an Acrostic Poem to present this work. We are very proud of the result and presented this code to the whole school assembly and sent it out on the newsletter to parents.