Please see the minutes below before an overview of our meeting this week.
Please see the attached minutes from today's meeting.
A new school year fetches a new bunch of eager students ready to take on their new role and responsibility as School Council members. This year is certainly no different. During the course of our first school council meeting, all our members introduced themselves and discussed their reasons for sitting on this year's committee. In order to capture this wonderful enthusiasm to help develop and support our school, each member created their own written statement which can be found on our school council board in school.
Looking ahead to the upcoming year, myself and Miss Garratt shared the proposed agenda for the year to ensure we have chance to tackle all key aspects of school life. Luckily, School Council members approved, so you can check back fortnightly to find out how we are getting on and the changes we are making.
Miss Baxter and Miss Garratt
As part of our ongoing discussions and work around road safety, our School Council have signed us up to take part in an exciting challenge. One of our primary focusses this half term is to find ways in which we can reduce congestion on and around the school site. The School Council would like to encourage as many pupils, parent/carers and staff to join in with an upcoming event.
Our school will be taking part in South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership’s 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 11th June and finishing on Friday 22nd June 2018.
The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as class and whole school prizes! We are proud to say that last time we ran the Active Travel Challenge we won a whole school theatre production!
We need everyone to take part and make an effort to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part.
Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will:
During the challenge each classroom will have a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled record their journey by adding a special sticker to the chart. Those pupils with 10 stickers on the chart at the end of the 10 day challenge will be awarded a prize.
Please be aware if you live a long way from school and need to drive you can still take part by parking away from school (at least a 5 minute walk) and walking the last part of your journey - this is called Park & Stride.
Like last time, our school could also win some fantastic prizes like scooter storage or even a visit from a theatre company. We are competing against schools from across South Yorkshire so we really do need your help. Please do your best to be active on your journey to school and help us complete the challenge.
Our School Council would like to send a polite reminder to all children that if they choose to travel by bike or scooter, they are to dismount before heading up the school drive.
Miss L Garratt and Miss C Baxter
School Council Leads
As per tradition, our termly coffee morning has crept upon and with this in mind we are keen to ensure all staff and children can participate should they so wish. Therefore, our next meeting will be on our return from the Easter holidays, 13.04.18.
We hope you all have a wonderful Easter and look forward to seeing you soon.
Due to the current hazardous weather conditions, the school site remains closed. With this in mind, we apologise that this week's planned School Council meeting will be unable to take place.
WPS School Council
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