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School Council

Our School Council comprises of four representatives from each KS2 year group with some Year 2 representatives joining during the Summer Term.  The School Council is led by our Head Girl(s) and Head Boy(s).

2019 - 2020 Spring Term update

Following the success of our KS1 Eco-Warriors, our School Councillors were committed to finding a solution to our KS2 ‘Plastic Pollution’ problem.  We had already moved away from using Tetra Pak milk cartons, but found that the amount of single use plastic milk cartons was not much of an improvement.  Our School Councillors gained the support of our office staff, who negotiated with our milk supplier and also our kitchen staff who agreed to take on EVEN MORE washing up and we now have 4 pint milk cartons that children decant into Reusable cups to drink with their midday meal.

Our School Council have been tasked with the challenge of raising funds for Bradford Nightstop.  Bradford Nightstop is a local charity that supports vulnerable and homeless young people in our district (aged 16 to 24).  This is one of our Lord Mayor’s nominated charities for 2019.  In the coming weeks, we will hold a series of events to support this very worthwhile cause.

The planned events are:-

Easter Raffle - tickets priced at 25p each or 5 for £1.00

Bag 2 School - children from Nursery to Year 6  will be provided with a bag to try and fill with old clothes/shoes etc. – a comprehensive list of acceptable items will be sent with the bag.  The items will be shipped across the world to be used in areas of poverty and we will receive 40p per kilogramme of your donations to donate to the charity Bradford Nightstop.

Year 3 Sleep Out - Year 3 children will be invited to have a sleep over in school May.  The funds raised from this event will be split equally between Bradford Nightstop and Hope Africa.

During the next half term, we are also looking to provide a School Uniform Shop that will be stocked with pre-loved uniform at a reduced cost.  This will be staffed by our dedicated School Councillors.  Watch this space.

2019 - 2020 Autumn Term update

This year so far, we have raised money for Cancer Research, the Bradford Foodbank, Save the Children and Comic Relief through our Christmas Cafes, the National Christmas Jumper Day and a non-uniform Day.

We have also taken part in a Friends of the Earth ‘Clean Air’ experiment to gauge how polluted our locality is.  Two of our School Councillors tested an area close to our Nursery gates and also where our school drive meets Dawson Lane.  After two weeks, they sent test tubes, which had captured the pollution, off to Friends of the Earth’s laboratory to be analysed.  The results were quite pleasing.  The legal limit for air pollution is 40 micrograms per cubic metre.  The test nearest to school showed results of 19.9 micrograms per cubic metre and the roadside test was 25.9 micrograms per cubic metre.  Well done to our School Councillors for their time and dedication to our community.

Earlier this year, School Council received a letter from a very concerned member of Elm Class (Year 1), Luca.  Luca was extremely worried about our use of glitter in school and the impact that the micro plastics used in glitter has on the environment and in particular marine life.  Our School Council researched further and with Mr Knight’s agreement, we are to be a glitter free school.  Any glitter that we use in the future will be bio-degradable so as to minimise the impact on the environment.  WELL DONE LUCA!