Poppleton Road Primary School Council
We are back with a newish team.
We said a fond goodbye to members who have been serving for a longer time and hello to some new representatives who will serve their school for the rest of spring and summer term.
It was amazing to meet up (safely in bubble groups) on Red Nose Day when the atmosphere in school was excellent, joyful and our reps were busy helping their teachers and classes get the most out of the day.
What's on now? We are completing our Time Zone project and raising funds for Comic Relief. After that, we will consider how to get our Friendly Buddy system running for summer and anther fun suggestion is to consider what our pupils would like in terms of end of year treats after such a difficult year - more to come...
Badges are distributed, teachers are on board, and we're feeling good about getting going again. Should you have any comments or suggestions, do email.
Keep up the good work.
Time Zone Project
There are children all over the planet. What time are they experiencing? As we learn about art and science, are they having breakfast or getting ready for bed?
Our representatives decided to help our pupils learn about telling time as well as about how time changes around the globe. They conducted a survey to decide which countries to learn about and raised money for the NSPCC which our fabulous Friends of Poppleton Road Primary School, matched and made this project possible.
The countries (or zones) chosen were; London, Beijing in China, New York in the USA, Canberra in Australia and Bucharest in Romania.
We also thank our helpful site managers for this too as they have been busy putting up our clocks and waterproof poster frames.
When you are in the playground, have a look around.
Happiness Project 2018-19
School Council representatives conducted happiness surveys with our pupils and have compiled a list of things we do to make us happy when we abandon our screens. Many children have the same experience of not quite knowing what to do when it's time to take a break.
The team compiled a help sheet for parents or children to help develop both independence and creativity.
There was a wide range of activities on the list from physical activities to art and crafts. There was a range of things for children who like to be quiet and those who love to problem solve and those who like to do both or all of these things.
The document the children produced is called the No Screen No Problem List and was on sale during our Summer Fair.
We may produce a second edition... wait and see.
Charities our School Council has helped to support over the years
2019 - Children in Need
2020 - NSPCC
2021 - Comic Relief