Leeds Youth Voice Summit

Today four School Council Representatives, Abdul, Toni, Deivid and Abi attended the Youth Voice Summit held at the Leeds Civic Hall.

The children talked about democracy, took part in a pupil voice workshop and case studies. They also visited the chambers at the Civic Hall and held question time with the Lord Mayor of Leeds and met Steve Walker, Director of Children’s Services.

They learnt a lot and they will be sharing their experiences at the next School Council Meeting.

3 Form Entry Consultation Meeting

This morning members of School Council met with Tracy Waud, Planning Manager and her colleague Laura to talk about the proposal of school becoming 3 form entry.e children talked about some of the positives that they could think of such as more children to make friends with but also raised a lot of concerns about losing outdoor space, the hall not being big enough, more queues at lunchtime, wildlife habitats being destroyed, an increased amount of traffic and resources.

They also asked Tracy lots of questions such as Abdul asked “Do you have a building plan?”  Emily asked “Will the electricity bill go up?” and “Could we build ‘upstairs’?” to Toni’ asking “Will there be enough places at High School if we have more children?”

  

 

 

Clean Air Leeds Competition Update

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From 5th – 15th June school has been taking part in the Clean Air Leeds competition organised by Leeds City Council.

We have been asking for as many children as possible to walk, scooter or cycle to and from school to get lots of points (children who travel by bus, park and ride or by car can still earn points).

Today all the points were added together and our total is……..

53162!!!.

Miss Whiteley has submitted the number of points to the organisers and now we will wait to hear if we are one of the lucky three schools who will win lots of prizes!

 

Clean Air Leeds Assembly

This morning School Council representatives, Alexia, Yjesh and Isaac together with some friends; Nyiema, Kristina and Amber led an assembly on the Clean Air Leeds incentive and talked about the competition open to Leeds Schools.

There will be a follow up assembly on Monday (12th June) when Alexia will share her presentation on pollution and how we can help.

Well done and thank you them and also thank you to the children who have been walking, scootering or cycling this week to and from school and generating lots of points for us.

 

Clean Air Leeds

Following the success of last week’s Walk to School, we will be taking part in Clean Air Leeds. This is a competition is organised by Leeds City Council to encourage children (and adults) to use a more sustainable way of getting to and from school. Points will be given every day, if a child walks, scooters or cycles they are awarded more points than if travelling by car.

The competition runs from Monday 5th June until Thursday 15th June (Clean Air Leeds Day). On Friday 16th June, the three schools with the most points will be notified and the organisers will present the prizes.

School Council will be leading an assembly to explain how school will be taking part and asking if there is anything that w can do to help reduce pollution in Leeds. They will also be responsible for the collection and recording of points.

For more information please see your School Council class representative or Miss Whiteley.

School Council Meeting Minutes – 15th March

This afternoon the KS2 School Council reps talked to the younger representatives about their experiences that morning, being involved in the interview process for a teacher vacancy.

The council also talked about the Kind Minds Mission and which sports after school clubs they would like to be offered next term.

Please click on the link below to read the minutes.

School Council Minutes 15.03.17

School Council Involved in Interviews

This morning KS2 School Council representatives were given the opportunity to be involved in the interview process of the KS2 Year 3 Teacher vacancy.

The children took this ‘job’ very seriously, first they listened to the candidate’s presentation and asked them questions relating to this and also general questions. At the end the candidates had the opportunity to ask school council some questions.

They then fed back their thoughts to Miss Whiteley.

The council enjoyed their experience of interviewing very much.