Hello, we are the Knightwood Primary School Council Representatives 2018 - 2019. We have been elected by our class peers to represent the pupil views and help improve the school. You can see our photos on the School Council notice board.
School Council met this week to evaluate the new house token system. The children said that they felt the new system was really fair and they liked being given the tokens. They also said it was good to see how their house were doing throughout the week which encouraged them to earn more tokens. Children were very positive about having house captains and thought that the house team assemblies were a good idea and really good fun.
In future they would like to look at how the lunchtime system could be developed and how we could have more house team events.
On Thursday 14th Novemeber 2019 we helped Councilor Alan Dowden plant over 7000 bulbs in Katrine Crescent Valley Park. We were joined by St Francis School Council and former England football manager Lawrie McMenemy. It was very wet and muddy but we had great fun.
Keep an eye out on Katrine Crescent next March for the purple crocuses and daffodils.
What are we working on at the moment?
At the moment we are trying to improve our lunch time experience. We are going to meet with the Lunchtime Supervisory Assistance to discus things that are going well and to identify areas that we can improve on. Look at the notice board and we will keep you updated.
What do we want to do in the future?
Our next project will be to find ways to improve the use of the toilets as this is something that lots of children have asked us about. Over the year we aim to lead regular assemblies to share information. Look out for us and feel free to stop and talk to us about things you would like raised.
We planned the questions we wanted to ask during our school council meeting and a few of us took them along to discuss.
We thought about things that we like and that are going well and asked things we would like them to consider.
Here is a sample of our discussion.
Year 5 and 6 eating outside.
The rota for playing on the all weather.
Games on the playground.
The balls and hula hoops.
The salad bar
Music in the hall (during Christmas dinner)
A: We think that you are very well mannered. Sometimes we have to remind you to use a please and thank you but not often. It would be helpful if children could practice using a knife and fork at home.
A: Yes we can but they do get damaged really quickly. Maybe we can talk to children about how we use them and look after them. We can also look at other equipment you like and introduce some different clubs.
A: Yes we would also like that. We will definitely try it.
A: We are going to investigate what other schools do. We try to organise the all weather rota to match with when you are called in but some days are busier in the kitchen than others so there are times when it is slower. We want to look at the band system to see if there are other ways to do this.
A: This will be discussed but needs to be talked about with the school kitchen team, we will organise for that to happen.
We also talked about how we can reduce the amount of food waste and mess on the floor after dinner, the use of the all weather pitch once KS1 have gone in and reducing the number of children inside during a lunchtime.