Each and every one of our School Council members are ready and looking forward to spreading smiles and assisting in the running of our school, extending this into our wider school community.
School Council Representatives for 2023-24
Following our class-led elections, the representatives this year are as follows:
Chair Person: Harrison
Vice-Chair Person: Lucas RS
Publicity: Caitlin & Ollie
Year 5 representatives: Helena & Finn J
Year 4 representatives: Penelope & Nathan
Year 3 representatives: Oriana & Joseph F
Year 2 representatives: Carter & Mazita
Our main target areas for this year are: Reading for Pleasure and Enrichment
You said, we did:
- Created our new School library through setting up a design competition
- Designed the new playground markings by listening to what our classmates would like and created a design of these ideas onto a floor plan
- Successfully won a bid for Leeds city of Culture to host an access all arts week
- Held first meeting- decided on two main target areas of Reading for Pleasure
- Organised the ASDA play resources purchased with money raised last year
- Book of the week voting box introduced in Praise Assembly
- Guess who? Children to guess which book nominations belong to each teacher. Fundraising event to raise money to buy a set of the winning book.
- Book recommendations displayed around school
- Library information given out to children regarding a free comic book event at local library
- Organised a 'Shelfies' competition for children to match adults to their favourite childhood book. Winners were announced in praise assembly and prizes were awarded.
- Spoke to a local journalist about the 'Leeds Little Library' and how we are promoting reading across school
- Organised a bun sale to raise funds for resources to help with the Eco Schools award. £239 was raised.
- Attended the Cluster Council at Morley Town Hall. The main focus area from the agenda is to reduce pollution in Morley. Children have gathered ideas and created a poster to display their suggestions for the next meeting.
- Set up a reading challenge across Key Stage two to celebrate World Book Day. The winning class was entered into a National competition organised by the Literacy Trust.
Year 6 School Council Meeting
The year 6 school council representatives had the opportunity to decide how to spend a grant from Asda. They all agreed that new outdoor equipment would be a good way to spend the money. They created a wish list and considered all different ages when choosing the different items for their wish list.
The year 6 representative said the following when asked what the impact of the new equipment would be:
'' The new toys will allow more children to be active and make more friends. '' Miah
'' We thought about buying new outdoor equipment because many children have been inside and not getting enough exercising recently. It will encourage the to make new friends and memories. '' Ava
''With these toys the children at St Francis will make new friendships and memories together. '' Frazer
'' We have chosen the outdoor activities because they will encourage the children to spend more time outdoors and with their friends. I think that children have spent lots of time inside during the past few months and this needs to change. '' Emily
''With the new toys at St Francis the children will have more fun when exercising and spend time with their friends. '' Stanley