Welcome to the School Council web page. On this page you will find details about the work the council does within our school.
A huge well done to our new school council representatives for the coming academic year. It was a hard fought battle in most classes, with the need for a recount and a tie-break vote in two of the classes. Your manifestos this year have been fantastic, thank you to all candidates who stood for election, we're just sorry that we couldn't have elected you all.
Also, a big thank you to the school council for 2019/19, you have been truly amazing, it's been a pleasure working with you.
Love Mrs Hanson and Miss Goulding
Race for life 2019
What an awesome turnout!
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the event, and a great big well done to all the adults who ran with the children.
50th birthday raffle draw
Please check through your tickets and come claim your prizes. We have names for the raffle winners from the stall outdoors. For the PTA raffle you'll need to bring along your winning ticket in order to collect your prize. PTA tickets are all yellow.
Improving our local community
Last week school council attended a meeting with our local M.P Stephanie Peacock to discuss what we like about our community and what could be better about it. We gave her plenty of food for thought, we look forward to working with our M.P in the future.
BDR waste competition
Last term school council organised a composting poster competition which was really successful, so successful that we were chosen as BDR's overall winners. Congratulations to Eva Burgess (Y2) and Jack Turner (Y5) your posters have won us a composting bin and a selection of gardening tools.
Houses of parliament tour 7th June 2019
We enjoyed a trip to London, where we participated in a tour of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) lead by two excellent tour guides, and also took part in a law and debating workshop. We learnt about the history of the building and found out how laws are made and passed in this country.
Bulb Planting with the North east partnership (ward alliance)
This week,school council (and a couple of stand in representatives) visited St Lukes church to help make the flower beds by the war and mining history monument look more presentable.We always enjoy this event. Thanks to everyone involved in supporting us.
Keeping up appearances
Today school council took part in our second community clean up session. Together we have cleared up three full bin sacks of discarded plastic bottles, aluminium cans and food wrappers. Please help us to keep our village tidy by taking litter home, or using the litter bins provided around the village. Our next tidy up will be held in June.
School Council Anti-litter Competition 3.5.19
Today our poster competition winners were presented with their prizes. Thank you to our good friends Ann and Doreen, and also Councillor Hampson for judging and arranging the superb prizes.It must have been a very difficult job choosing the winning entries!
This week, children have been very busy taking part in Easter activities in class. Our school council organised a very successful Easter bonnet competition, resulting in some rather splendid results as you can see in the photographs. We invited Pastor Joy into school in order to choose the winning entries-which was unbelievably difficult. Thank you to all you fabulous parents for supporting this event by providing the bonnets for your children to decorate, we really are overwhelmed by your generosity!
Today the school council members have visited the local farm located within the grounds of Milefield Primary School. There, we met Sarah who showed us around, introduced us to the animals and made us feel most welcome. Why not go and have a look around yourselves, it really is a great farm with a lovely little cafe on site.
Love Where You Live Litter pick 2019
Today, school council have been out in the local community, taking part in a litter pick event along with our lovely love where you live volunteers Ann and Doreen. We donned our high visibility jackets and quickly set to work, it was a mammoth task for all involved.The amount of litter that we cleared in the space of an hour was astounding!
Comic relief 2019- the big bake-off
This year our comic relief fundraising effort has seen school council organise a 'big Bake-Off' with children and families baking together at home to make some fantastic entries for our competition. Today winners were announced in assembly, and the entries sold in school during break time. Your entries were all amazing-you really are a talented bunch!
We hope that you enjoy looking through our photo album- hopefully you will be able to spot your bakes. A great big well done to the winning entries.
World Book Day Event 2019
A great big thank you to everyone who supported our World Book day event this year, it turned out to be our best one yet. It was so nice to see so many entries in our create a character competition, over half of the school took part. The puppets were absolutely mind blowing.
McMillan Coffee Morning 2018
School council would like to thank everyone for their involvement in our recent McMillan coffee morning. Your support and kind donations of cakes resulted in school raising the grand sum of £431.68.
Thankyou very much.
Sport Relief - 23rd March 2018
Children in Need - 17th November 2017
School Council members request that children come to school in their PJ's on Friday 17th November for a donation of £1 towards Children in Need.
Remembrance Events - November 2017
In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday all the children in school have been learning about Remembrance Day. Our school council members have also been involved in planting flowers at the local memorial and children also took part in the Remembrance Day service at St Lukes church and laid a wreath.