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.
School Council 2019-2020
The School Council elections will take place the during the week beginning Monday 9th September (close to International Day of Democracy 15th September). We also have a visit from the Parliament Education Service to talk about voting on Tuesday 10th September.
School Council 2018-2019
The School Council has had a very busy year! We have listened to suggestions from the children in our classes and discussed what we could do to put their ideas into action. These included making changes to the activities provided at lunchtime. Now LMA staff organise fun games and activities for all the children to get involved in on each playground.
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.
After discussing our local area, the School Council wrote letters to the Lead Councillor, Simon Tagg, to tell him what we like about Newcastle and we also included some ideas for changes to the town centre. Councillor Tagg came into school to discuss our ideas and then sent letters of reply. Thank you Councillor Tagg for your visit, it was very interesting to learn about our council and the work you do.
We took part in 3 litter picks over the school year and received a special certificate for the Newcastle Borough Council Green Team to recognise our efforts. Many people thanked us and said what a good job we were doing whilst we were out and about.
Our Key Stage 2 School Council members did a super job with helping with the Christmas Tablet raffle and raising lots of money for school. They also organised a raffle for the end of year which raised money for their chosen charities that the children had researched about- Winston's Wish and the Donna Louise Trust.
Well done to all the children on the School Council and congratulations on all your achievements this year.
School Council and Mrs Brown