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!
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!
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.