Hello we are the school council; we will be holding meetings every month to think about the school and how we can make sure it is the best and happiest place to be. We will always be thinking about how we can SHINE at Storrington:
How we can be Safe, Happy, Independent, Never give up and Excel
Staff liaison for school council is Mrs Smith, headteacher.
School Council have been working hard this half term and have achieved many things.
School Council have been thinking about our well-being at school and checking that we are all ok. They collected lots of quotes from their classmates about how the staff at school are helping them settle in after such a long time away from school.
“The teachers have made us feel happy and safe.” “We like the smaller playtimes with just our year groups.” “ The adults have made things normal so we are not afraid of Covid.” “ We have been taught how to keep safe at school.” “ I love being back at school with my friends and adults.”
School council also organised “Children in need.” They felt it was the perfect opportunity to bring colour and fun to school. Children were encouraged to dress up for the day in return for a donation to the charity.
In addition to this School council have been planning fun Christmas activities which have been shared with teachers and will happen during the last week of term.
The most recent project is to create a child’s induction pack and information leaflet for new children to the school. School council are working with their classmates to research useful information that a new child might need when joining Storrington. We will share the finished product here once it has been produced.
At our first meeting we talked about what the role of a school council member is and took our first team photo. All of the school council members have now gone back to their classes to discuss choosing a charity for the school to support this year. They are also going to gather exciting ideas for how we can raise money for this year's Children In Need. Watch this space to hear what the children have come up with...
After talking to their classes the children voted on a charity for the school to support this year. The charity they have chosen is very close to all our hearts- the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at Portsmouth Hospital where Freddie and Olivia Atkins (Mrs Atkin's (year 1 teacher) children) were born this July and cared for the first three weeks of their lives, followed by a month in SCBU (special care baby unit) at Chichester Hospital.
Freddie and Olivia are now enjoying being home with their Mummy and Daddy.
We can't wait to hear all about their milestones over the year!
Today we made a Children in Need crazy hair day poster to send out to everyone. On Friday 22nd November you can come to school with crazy hair and your school uniform on. Please remember to bring £1 or more to raise money for Children in Need.
Xavier and Charlie
What a brilliant effort everyone made for Children in Need today. Here are just a few of the amazing crazy hairstyles that Storrington Primary showed off today!
WE RAISED £250! Thank you for supporting this event.
School council have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to decide on a charity to support. They spoke to their classes about different charities and why we should support their causes. After taking feedback from their classes they voted. As a result school council decided they would like to support a charity in Australia as they felt very strongly about supporting the country during its time of difficulty. They spoke passionately about the fact Australia is part of our world and that we only have one world. Climate change was also a strong theme and point for discussion. They are donating the money to the WWF charity, Australia appeal. You can view the School Council's posters here.
The school council have been working very hard this half term. They have decided to donate money towards supporting the wildfire of Australia after the bushfires. School council spent a long time looking at different charities and canvassing support and ideas from their class mates.
They have also been busy writing and creating a safeguarding information poster for children at school. This will be shared with everyone before the end of term.
Thank you to our wonderful school council for supporting our school.