Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
Every class in the school is represented at the School Council, with children being voted for by their peers.
Today we met for our final school council meeting of 2017. We discussed what we could do to improve well-being in the school and how we can be more involved in the wider community. The council reps came up with some great ideas and are set with some questions to ask their classes for even more great pupil feedback.
Next term we will be trying to roll out some School Council Suggestion boxes as another way for children throughout the school to communicate with our INCREDIBLE school council.
Last year, the school council members were asked to discuss the new and improved Reading Areas.
These were some of the fantastic results!!
Our latest meeting was held on Tuesday 13th December and the school council members were eager to share their ideas.
Here are some of the ideas the children collected to help increase the amount of children walking to school.
- A prize draw for the class who walks the most throughout the year.
- Extra play time.
- Extra golden time.
- A class treat for the class with highest amount of walkers.
- Walking certificates.
- Walking trophy
- Special walking stickers
- Sweets for winning walking class
- IPAD time.
There were lots of very good ideas and the winner will be picked in the new year.
There have been more improvements in school to our learning environment. The teachers were asked to decorate their classroom doors and the children were able to input their own ideas. Have a look at the photos to see the amazing creations we have on display at Hampton.
We asked the children what they thought about the new doors, here are a few quotes!
"They're very creative"
"They're colourful and well decorated."
"They show part of our Hampton values - creativity."
"The school looks a lot nicer, not boring but colourful!"
Our next meeting will be held in January, when we will be discussing the very important issue of attendance!
Some more highlights from last year...........
On Friday 18th March 2016 our school Council had the privilege of attending a School Parliament at Herne Bay Junior School where Roger Gale MP was the guest speaker.
Mr Gale took part in an experiment to show the children how the brain reacts to different situations. He was wired to a machine while children asked him questions regarding his party's policies.
The children were then split into groups where they undertook activities to stimulate their own brains and mindfulness including eating super foods, drawing pictures with dots and learning songs.
The children had a very interesting morning and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the School Council members from other local schools.