Info about all the councils we run at GBS
Each year, at the beginning of the Autumn Term, children from Year 1 to Year 6 are invited to present a manifesto to their class based upon their ideas for developing our school. Their classmates then vote for the child who has presented the most effective ideas and who they think will represent their views and share these effectively with school leaders. One member from each class is elected.
Our School Council meet regularly with Ms. Williamson. They support our school behaviour code through being a model of good behaviour in their classes and around the school. They observe at the end of our Celebration assemblies and ensure children leave quietly, presenting certificates to the most respectful class. They regularly support our Friends Association events raising money during Christmas and Summer fayres, organising charity events and leading fundraising for Children in Need.
During Anti-bullying week, the School Council help teachers to share and present information and work to heighten awareness around our school.
In the past, our school council has visited the Houses of Parliament in London and met our local MPs.
Our Eco Council are elected in the Autumn Term by their peers.
A message from our Eco Council:-
As members of the Eco Council we help to look after the school environment, to save electricity and water. Everyday two members of the Eco Council are in charge of keeping our playground tidy and collecting any litter. It is a tough job so please help us by putting your litter in the bin. When you leave a room, be sure to turn off the lights, the projector and anything else that is using electricity and not being used. We need to look after our resources. Remember to recycle too! Each class has two bins - rubbish goes in one bin and paper in the other. Thank you.
Well done to three girls from last year’s Y6 who were so inspired by their classwork, they went on to do a lot of further research and presented a fundraising case to Miss Bailey. As a result, we held a mufti day at the end of the year (2018-19) which raised £388.34 for The Sea Life Trust
The Eco Council also developed a more global understanding of recycling when they visited Milton Keynes Recycling Centre last year. They found out how rubbish was sorted and then reduced, reused and recycled and even had their photos added to the centres new brochure!
If you have any suggestions as to how we can care further for our environment and our school, please let us know.
Our Eco Code
Everyone can pitch in and help
Change our bad habits
Our future needs it!
Switch on to switching off
Care for our local environment
Help to keep our school litter free
Only throw what cannot be recycled or reused
Only use resources that are necessary
Let’s get active!
Our School Arts Council was formed during our bid for ArtsMark status. We now have a group of children who represent art in many ways - from music to drama, dance to painting and drawing – they all have a talent and an interest in the arts in one way or another and act as ambassadors for the arts in our school.