Poppleton Road Primary School Council
We are at the end of the term and a strange year. The reps have done brilliantly on their projects this year despite not being able to meet up as a group. Their Time Zone project is great and the clocks are up in the playground where children can use the local time for their games and organisation and the other clocks to compare what time it is in places where many of our children have family and friends.
They have completed their year by organising a class party for their classes, involving voting and setting a date and activities with their teachers. I really enjoyed making posters with our representatives.
Well done and what a lovely way to end.
Have a great summer and see you soon.
Should you have any comments or suggestions, do email.
Keep up the good work.
Time Zone Project - spring 2021
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