Meet our 2023 / 2024 School Council team!
What have we been discussing?
November 2023 Meeting Agenda:
The School council met with our chosen charity, Ipswich Town Foundation. We discussed different fundraising ideas and began planning our future activities to raise money. We have had a successful food bank collection for Fans Supporting Food banks who have also visited our school to deliver an assembly on the importance of Food banks. We collected lots of food items ready for their Christmas parcels. Our 'pen recycling scheme' has also launched, this is replacing our crisp packet scheme.
October 2023 Meeting Agenda:
The School Council has taken suggestions from all the classes to create a shortlist of local charities. We have voted to support Ipswich Town Foundation and Fans Foodbank this year. Our big question next week is 'what fundraising ideas can we think of to raise money for our new charity?'. We have presented our new charity in assembly and shared this with the school.
September 2023 Meeting Agenda:
Overview of School Council in class assembly:
We discussed this weeks big question 'which local charity should we choose to support this year?'. We began brainstorming some ideas before the School Councillors take it to their classes for further suggestions. When we meet next week we will decide our new charity.
We have checked our school Eco Code and made the following amendments:
We no longer recycle crisp packets in school.
Reduce our negative impact on the environment through picking up our litter on our school site and putting this in the bin.
At Holbrook we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and can be involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Class Council allows all pupils the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions. Children manage to reach a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council. It is important that as many pupil voices are heard as possible. Pupils at Holbrook know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. Our School Council meet every two weeks and share their minutes at whole school assemblies. A 'Big Question' is then discussed the following week during discussions in class. Our School Council also act as an eco-committee and are devoted to making Holbrook as green a school as possible.
· all scrap paper, using both sides.
· all cardboard.
· all clean, plastic containers.
· used batteries, textiles, ink cartridges, and shoes.
· fruit and vegetable waste for compost.
· materials to support our learning (junk modelling, glue pots, flower pots etc.).
· pens and glue sticks by putting lids back on after use.
· the amount of paper printed and always print double sided and use less coloured ink
· the amount of energy used to heat our radiators by turning them down and wearing a jumper
· water wastage by turning off taps.
· electricity wastage by switching off and closing doors.
· food wastage by pre ordering our school lunches and eating up!
· our carbon footprint by walking, scooting or biking to school.
· our use of single use plastics by using reusable drinks bottles, avoiding cling film and purchasing responsibly
· the use of plastic by only laminating when absolutely necessary