One of our aims at Hassell CP is to develop citizenship in children. Our School Council is made up of representatives from Y1 upwards. The representatives are voted in by the children. This is a way of giving children a say in the issues at school that affect them. They discuss a variety of matters, which they feel are important and which affect them directly, for example, playground equipment, playtime arrangements, concerns about bullying etc. The children are encouraged to find solutions, with the support of staff.
The School Council have had a very busy term! We have listened to suggestions from the children in our classes and discussed what we could do to put their ideas into action. We'll be working on these in the Spring term.
We had a very interesting visit to Castle House to meet the Mayor and find out all about her work in the borough. We loved looking at her special car too! Thank you very much to June, our link Governor, for helping us to organise the visit.
Our Key Stage 2 School Council members did a super job with helping with the Tablet raffle and raising lots of money for school. They also took part in a litter pick organised with Newcastle Borough Council Green Team. They collected 2 bags of litter and the children were congratulated and thanked by many people for their excellent work. Well done!
We look forward to our next meeting!