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.
The groups have started discussions as to their priorities and aims for the coming year. Each came up with their own action plan.
Meet the 2019-20 Committees
The Community Committee
We are aiming to bring the school and local community together this term. We are hoping to do a Macmillan coffee morning; we are also hoping to do a pumpkin carving competition as well as a ginger bread competition. These events are for fun rather than to raise money. We will be involving the class reps and fundraising committees.
The Fundraising Committee
This year we are aiming to raise as much money and awareness as possible for different charities and for our school. We are going to be raising money for ‘Children In Need’, ‘Red Nose Day’, ‘MacMillan’ and ‘Wear A Hat Day’.
We are going to meet regularly for meetings about fundraising to discuss events. We will work with other committees to help us arrange events.
The Eco- Committee
As the eco committee our main aim this term is to reduce the litter and plastic in the school grounds. We are going to monitor the type and amount of litter at school and look at ways this can be reduced. We are hoping to plan a Litter week were pupils will learn all about litter, this will include a big litter hunt.
We are aiming to be friendly class reps and make some new friends along the way. We want the children to be more aware of us so we will introduce ourselves early on. As class reps we want to have closer links with teachers, children and the other committees. Hopefully we will find out what new school equipment children want and what is important to them. One of the first things we want to do is read to the children and have regular meetings. For all of these things to happen we will need the help of everyone in the school including adults.
The E-Safety Committee
This term the E-safety committee are aiming to help pupils at our school avoid online scams aimed at children. We will do this through making posters which we will put up around the school and by making a short film which we hope to share on the website. The film will explain what online scams are around and how they can avoid them.