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Pupil Voice Conference 2018

This week we were invited to Winton School to participate in their first Pupil Voice conference, an opportunity for our Junior Governors to work with representatives from schools across the Andover area on ways we can improve our schools and work collaboratively with Winton.  We had a great time and have come away with lots of great ideas to take back to school to discuss in more detail.

Thank you to all those who participated in our 'Summer-sun safety' colouring competition and the 'design a funky sun hat' competition (Year 1-6). Our eateries have been sent away and we wait with fingers crossed...

 

Remember, wrap up, splat on sun cream and wear a hat to keep safe in the sun!

Eco school award

Eco school award 1 Leading an eco school worship
Eco school award 2 Receiving our Bronze award!

This term the Junior Governors have taken on the responsibility of leading our school to the Eco schools award.  They have conducted an audit of our current standing in regards to waste and recycling, care for our local environment, energy consumption and global citizenship, amongst other areas.  From this, they have written a school's action plan.  

The Junior Governors, wearing their Eco schools caps, have led our 'what a wonderful world' legacy week. In preparation, they held a whole school worship to share their action plan and provide a teaser for some of the activities planned for legacy week, including book swaps, outdoor learning, woodland visits and a food waste competition!

A short project for the Junior Governors

A short project for the Junior Governors 1
This week we were asked by Mr Shaw to discuss how the classes come back into school after play times. We currently line up but this can have us standing outside for a few minutes when we could be back in our classrooms learning.  There was much discussion and lots of ideas put forward. We have taken our favourite idea to the teachers and will get to share it with the rest of the school in worship next week. It felt good to get to have a say on changes that are happening in our school and share our ideas too.

Junior Governor's 'Name that junk' competition

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The Junior Governors have launched a naming competition for our new junk model sculpture. Good luck!

And the winner is...

And the winner is... 1
The Junior Governors met this week to judge the winner of the 'Name that junk'  competition. With over 100 entries there was stiff competition but the winning name has been chosen and our recycled sculpture is called Dave! Well done to our winner.

Democracy Week 2017

Democracy Week 2017 1
Democracy Week 2017 2

This week has been Smannell and Enham's Democracy week.  It was launched by a visit from Cllr Phil North, the leader of Test Valley Borough Council who spoke to us about his role on the council.  He offered us advice about being a successful councillor and made us think about the qualities we want in our class representatives on the Junior Governing body.

 

Thursday was polling day in school and every child exercised their democratic right to vote!  The results were counted by the school's ambassadors; Verity and Eswyn and  announced in Celebration Worship on Friday!

Picture 1 Voting in Robins
Picture 2 Every child got to have their say
Picture 3 Our votes went in the ballot box
The votes have been counted and checked by our school ambassadors and today in Celebration Worship the returning officers announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Junior Governor elections.  Congratulations to all elected...now the hard work begins!
Picture 1 The votes are counted...
Picture 2 The returning officers take their place...
Picture 3 The 2017-2018 Junior Governors

                                                       

 

This year's Young Governor elections will take place during our Democracy Week, beginning on Monday 2nd October 2017, culminating on polling day; Thursday 5th October 2017.  That week we hope to have some special visitors into school to talk to the children about the importance of democracy in British society and the responsibilities that come with being democratically elected by your peers.

 

The children will be encouraged to canvas their classmates and win their votes.  Mr Shaw will be our returning officer in Celebration Worship on the Friday of Democracy Week, where the results will be announced.

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