School council are made up of two elected members from each year group in KS2 and two pupils from year 2. They meet fortnightly to discuss any suggestions or issues raised by their class members. Meetings are initially overseen by Mrs Hathaway until Chairpersons, secretary and other roles are allocated. They then run their own meetings, coming up with tasks to undertake as School Councillors. The school Council are part of the local schools’ Pupil Parliament who meet termly. They endeavour to think about the needs of their school, their local community and indeed the world around them.
Welcome to St Wilfrid’s School Council
This year’s members are:
Year 2: Freya & Zoe
Year 3: Eliza & Sam
Year 4: Flora & Isla
Year 5: Evelyn & George
Year 6: Miranda & Will
We meet fortnightly to discuss any issues concerning the pupils and community of our school.
We have a noticeboard in the main hall, so that minutes from meetings are available for all.
If you wish to contact the SWSC, please either use the suggestions box by the hall display or email us with any sensible issues or comments.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Year 5 and 6 councillors went to Pupil Parliament . They did lots of sports and fun activities in honor of their ‘Get up Get going Get active’ campaign. First they tried out fencing . After that , they went to the running track and did a running activity. Next they did judo. Finally, they did archery and had a competition against another team to get the most points! It was really fun and we all had a good time!
Written by Zoe (Y5 councillor.)
Visit to London
On the seventh of March we were very lucky to visit London. We set of very early from Lancaster train station to arrive at Euston were we then caught a train on the under ground. We eventually arrived at The Houses of Parliament. Then we went into the House of Lords where we saw the debate between the Conservatives and Labour. We learnt that there are three parts to parliament these are the MP, House of Lords and the Queen. After lunch, we went through St. George’s park and got an ice cream on the way.
In the Autumn term Y5 and Y6 School Councillors attended Lancaster and Morecambe Pupil Parliament. The issue of Plastic Pollution was this year’s project. Our School Council with our Global team have implemented the very exciting production of ECO-BRICKS. Within school each class, the dining hall and staff room will be bags to collect clean, single use plastics which will then be packed into plastic bottles to create ECO-BRICKS. Eventually in the summer term once we have accumulated enough bricks we will consider what we will make with them. We very much hope that you would like to participate at home too and add bricks to our collection in school. Creating ECO-BRICKS will reduce the amount of single use plastic that we throw away and then leaks into the environment and oceans of the world.
How to make an ECO-BRICK:
To make an eco-brick, stuff clean inorganic rubbish into a plastic bottle, one small piece of rubbish at a time. Use a stick or other implement to stuff the rubbish down into the bottle, as far as it will go. Use all your strength! The end result should be as solid as a brick, with no open spaces anywhere within the bottle.
If you put too much rubbish into the bottle before stuffing it down, you will find that you won’t be able to stuff the trash down all the way: there will be some air pockets in the bottle that you can’t reach. For this reason, it’s important to keep using your stick regularly. If pieces of rubbish are too large (larger than a standard plastic bag or snack wrapper), you will need to cut it into smaller pieces before you try stuffing those larger items into bottles.
Keep stuffing rubbish into the eco-brick until you absolutely can’t fit any more in. It may feel like you are almost done, but it is surprising how much it takes to create a dense, compacted eco-brick. Continue stuffing the bottle until it is completely solid, without any open space, and completely full.
Many thanks in advance for your support.