School Council Update: 21st May 2021
10–16th May was Mental Health Awareness Week and school council got involved in raising awareness, asking their class and friends and school to join together and take on the 31 miles challenge.
Well done to all the classes in KS2 for achieving the 31 miles and more! Thank you Student Council for taking the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
Royal Mail Heroes Stamp design Competition
This week Student Council are asking their classmates to get involved in an exciting competition. Children aged 4 - 14 years are invited to design a postage stamp. The stamp design will be based on their hero or heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.
•Eight designs will be chosen for this stamp series from Royal Mail.
•One of the designs could be theirs.
•Her Majesty The Queen will approve the winning stamp designs before they are printed and issued.
•There are 120 great prizes on offer for area winners and runners up.
•Plus, cash prizes for the winning schools too.
Children can get an official entry form from their class student rep or teacher. The deadline for the competition at Barley Lane is 3pm, Tuesday 25th May. The entries will then be all gathered and posted in time to meet the competition deadline on Friday 28th May, 5pm.
Please do encourage your child to get involved. We can’t wait to see all of the amazing designs from
talented children across Barley Lane!
The school council at Barley Lane consists of two children from each class who have been elected by their classmates to represent the views and opinions of the children in our school.
Our School council consists of two separate groups:
Years 1, 2
Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
The main role of the school council is to ensure that we are all working together to improve our school for everyone, with everyone. School councillors do this by collecting ideas from everyone and making sure that each child has a voice in the school. Issues discussed include our curriculum, behaviour policy, outdoor areas and classroom environments.
Members of the School Council will be responsible for carrying out ideas that they have agreed. Their role will also involve meeting with the senior leadership team, the governing body and important visitors.