Our school councillors for 2022/2023 are:
DA - Year 6 & BB - Year 5
JP - Year 4 & TN - Year 3
OM - Year 2 & TS - Year 1
Our Councillors nominated themselves for the role and were voted-in by their peers. They pitched to their classes about why they feel they would be great representatives and work well with their teachers and teaching assistants.
These children are great ambassadors for our school and all possess skills and qualities that support them in representing their classmates and the school community, such as: honesty, respect, integrity, trustworthiness and kindness.
Our School Councillors meet most weeks to discuss pressing matters for our pupils, school events and charity days. Agendas and Minutes of our meetings are taken and kept safely, to give our pupils experience of formal meetings.
Pupil Voice is very important at Rosliston and supports the staff in making decisions, driven by the children. Our pupils are at the heart of all we do and we value their input greatly!
Our School Council is a fantastic way for our pupils to demonstrate the core British Values of Democracy, Respect and Tolerance.
You Said: We Did...!
Our School Council have been instrumental in influencing positive change this year! They have raised a number of issues and made suggestions, which staff have listened to and acted-upon. Here are some examples:
You Said: "Our netball posts are broken. Could we possibly replace them?" - DA, Year 6
We Did: We used money raised generously by our school community to buy two brand-new netball posts and our sports coaches helped us put these on the playground. A huge success!
You Said: "Sometimes, we want a quiet space to be able to play or chillout at lunchtime." - JJ and JD, Year 6
We Did: We used money raised from our Autumn Fair to buy a number of games such as; Kinex, Magnet games and Jenga. One of our lovely Teaching Assistants then offered to run a chillout space during lunchtime from 12.30-1pm, inside. Children can use this room and space to keep warm, chat to adults and their friends and to have a breakout space, away from the noisy playground. We've noticed that this has had a really positive impact on behaviour and therefore the children's experience at lunchtime.
You Said: "Can we do lots of charity stuff this year?" - JP, Year 4
We Did: We supported our pupils in arranging numerous charity days, such as a 'Wear a Rainbow' day for Children in Need, selling Poppies for the Royal British Legion, wearing 'Odd Socks' for Anti-Bullying Week and Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. We are immensely proud that our children are so thoughtful and generous, wanting to support people less fortunate than them and raising awareness for vital charities and organisations!
You Said: "Can we get back to running more social events? (Post-Covid)" - BB, Year 5
We Did: We said 'Absolutely!'. We're so excited to get back to arranging lots of social events in school and have already kickstarted this by hosting Grandparents' Afternoon at the Village Hall, which was a roaring success! We've had the Halloween Disco, our Autumn Fair, Badgers' Egyptian museum, whole-school trip to the pantomime and our Christmas show 'A Night at the Musicals' promises to be a spectacle! Roll-on more social activities and events!