Welcome to the School Council Page
"At Lostock we value all God's children and their voice is at the heart of everything we do."
Our new school councillors have started the year in a very different way since returning from Lockdown. We have been unable to meet together as a group but have still elected new councillors through our usual class votes. Councillors have been set tasks via Teams and have held meetings with their classes before reporting back to the group via Teams again.
December 2020- the classes voted for the next reading raffle ticket voucher.
Our School Councillors of 2019-2020 have had a busy start to their year in office. We meet regularly to discuss issues, suggest solutions and make decisions about life at Lostock Gralam CE Primary School.
Please see below our actions to date:
January 2020: The school Councillors discussed ideas for the voucher for the next Reading Raffle Prize. This has gone to a class vote. Overall scores will be counted and the two highest votes will be the voucher before Easter and before the Summer holiday. Watch this space!
School Council met to share ideas for questions for a children's survey about school. Mrs Powell loved their ideas and will conduct the survey with the whole school.
Some of the Councillors met to compose an e-mail/letter to parents and carers to remind them of the Cake Sale for KS1 on 12th February (with an optional Valentine's Day theme) and to prepare the letter for KS2 cake sale nearer to Easter.
December 2019: Used our class council meetings to gather ideas for 1) rewards for the class with the best attendance each term. 2) the theme for World Book Day in March. We created a whole school poll with official voting slips, ran a worship to explain what the General Election was and everybody voted on 12th December (The day of the General Election). The highest votes were- Class party for the best attendance and Fancy dress for the World Book Day.
Playtimes were highlighted again- with the lack of space for football on the yard when wet. Mrs Evans and Mrs Powell found a great offer on extendable basketball hoops which can be used outside and inside and which are a better size for our younger children,.
Cheshire West Climate Emergency: Our Y6 Councillors made a short video clip highlighting their thoughts on climate change. (They included knowledge about unsustainable Palm Oil, single use plastics and their ideas for solutions to this) This clip was sent off to Cheshire West and may be included in a longer video which will be shown to members of Cheshire West during their climate meeting.
November 2019- Action to 'Make One Change' to stop using the plastic bags for snacks after highlighting the concern to Mrs Powell and Mrs Aston who discussed this during a meeting with Edsential. Sharing ideas about how to improve wet playtimes. Wet playtimes have now been improved with games such as Dobble and Uno, lots of colouring, crossword, wordsearch and Suduko books and a huge box of Lego now in our classrooms. Some of the School Council money from previous fundraising events went towards the purchase of these items.
October 2019 -Organising our own classes to vote for a name for our Mascot adopted elephant: Dumbo. Becoming plastic detectives and noticing the use of paper and plastic bags for snack time, single use pots and bottles for milk and yoghurt, crisp packets going in to the bin daily.
September 2019 -preparing our speeches and being voted in by our classmates.