Houghton Primary School has a busy and active School Council consisting of all members of year 6. At the start of each school year the pupils of Hawks Class write to 'apply' for the position they are interested in within the council.
At the start of each term the pupils work together in their committees to create an action plan. This details what they want to achieve during the term, the activities and actions which they need to organise and the adults who they may need to access to achieve their goals. They also set a time-frame for their actions. These action plans are then shared with Mrs Smith and, if agreed, the committees are responsible for ensuring that they are successful in achieving their goals. At the end of each term each plan is reviewed and new action plans are created for the following term.
Meet the 2017-18 Committees
Class Representatives: Shea, Poppy, Martha, Toby, Luke and Aidan
Fund Raising Committee: Alfie, Jamie, Lois, Finlay, Evelyn and Evie
E-Safety Committee: William, Louis, Austin, Freddie, Joseph and Liam
Eco Committee: Sophie, Jakob, Jenna and Madelaine
Community Committee: Bea, Emily, George and Jack
Safety Committee: Tilly, Mia and Amy
The groups have started discussions as to their priorities and aims for the coming year. Each came up with their own action plan.
Making plans for the term ahead. The Eco Committee have set up a litterpicking rota, are recycling the medical bag water to water the plants and are aiming to achieve Green Flag status for the school.
The E Safety Crew have decided to focus on the underage use of social media apps. To raise awareness they have created an interactive display and have spoken during assemblies. Next they have decided to look at issues concerning online gaming.
The E safety crew putting up their display.
The safety committee have been undertaking an assessment of the play areas and as a result have created new signs to prevent children from climbing on our new tree house and from hanging in the 'Chat Zone'.
The community committee have been busy collecting food for the Godmanchester Foodbank during our Harvest Festival. They have many plans for continued support of this charity including collecting food for Christmas Hampers.
Class reps have been busy talking to their classes about the future of school dinners at Houghton.
They then fed the ideas back in a meeting with our Chair of Governors and an outside catering agency.
Watch this space for more information from our busy and active school council.