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.
So far this year the Junior Governors have led many fundraising events within school. Our latest project concerns noise reduction in the hall at lunchtimes. Due to the shape and acoustics in the lunch hall, lunch time can become a noisy time, rather than the pleasant dining experience we aim for. The school council have decided it is time to do something about this and so we have started to gather ideas from our friends and classmates on how we can make lunchtimes a better experience for everyone.
Our first action was to go on a walk around the school to see how noise is managed in classrooms and to see if we can use these strategies in the hall at lunchtime. We have already asked for suggestions from our classmates and later this week we have a meeting with Mr Shaw, our lunch time assistants and the cook to ask for their ideas too.
So...watch this space!
Congratulations to the Junior Governors that have been democratically elected by their classmates to represent them on the school council. Regular meetings will be held and we will keep you updated on our future projects!
New School Council to be Elected
Annual school council elections have taken place. Each child from year 1 to 6 is entitled to put themselves forward to represent their class on the School Council. Candidates prepare a speech or presentation to give to their class stating why they think they would make a good councillor. Every child has a vote which they cast in a genuine ballot box.The votes are counted by the children and the results are announced in a 'general election' style. It is taken very seriously by all the school and gives the children a taste of how our town councils and government are elected.