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Valentine’s Compliments Board

This week we had our first anti-bullying ambassador initiative with our Valentine’s compliments board. Between Tuesday 13th February and Thursday 15th February children and staff could write a compliment on a pink heart about another child or staff member and place it on the compliments board in the hall. The children were really excited by the idea and so many lovely compliments were given. We will leave the board up so children can have a good look at the different compliments.  Valentine's Compliments Board

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The ambassador hoodies are on the way…

Hoody proof

This is the design proof for the anti-bullying ambassador hoodies and the sizes have been ordered and they should be with us very soon. The ambassador children are very excited!

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Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day

On Tuesday 30th January all of our school council members and 12 children who applied and were chosen to be anti-bullying ambassadors took part in a personalised training day. It was such a fantastic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. They learnt all about the different types of bullying, how to recognise the signs of bullying, what it means to be an ambassador, and how they can support children in school, whether that be children who feel they are being bullied or the bullies themselves. The children had to put together an ambassador journey of what they would like to do in school and in the community to ensure everyone feels safe and happy in school.

The ambassador training day was part of the Princess Diana Award and if our children can be proactive and use initiative to move forward in their roles, they may have opportunities in the future to meet with the Prince William and Prince Harry at one of the regional function days. The ambassador programme is all about how children can change the world, they can be inspirational role models that others can look up to.

We have now ordered the personalised ambassador hoodies and they should arrive in school very soon. We will have our first meeting to discuss our first anti-bullying initiative and we will of course keep you updated.

Thank you to all children involved. I was so proud to see how well you all responded and the enthusiasm you showed. Such an amazing day and one to remember. Mrs Robbs

 

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Thank you!

On behalf of our school council members I wanted to say a huge thank you for your support with the cake sale on Friday, whether that be cakes made, brought, or purchased, it was a great day and a huge success. We even ran out of cakes to sell! It was fantastic to see so many parents/carers in school supporting the children and we are really pleased to announce that we managed to raise £142.60 from the cake sales alone. That money, added with the money raised through the own clothes day, the school council team will now be able to buy resources towards the anti-bullying ambassador programme. A lot of planning went into organising Friday and I am so pleased it was a success. Thank you. Mrs Robbs

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Cake Sale and Own Clothes Day

Just to remind you, on Friday 1st December our school council team have organised a cake sale and an own clothes day. The school council team are raising money towards an Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme that they will be taking part in during the spring term.

Please can you make your £1 donation for the own clothes day via the schools online cashless payment system, which will be available from today.

The cake sale will take place in the school hall on Friday 1st December and we would like to welcome you into school from 3pm to buy cakes in order to support our school council team in their fundraising activities. All children will also have an opportunity to buy some cakes during break time if you would like to send them with tuck money.

Thank you for your support.

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Anti-Bullying Poster Competition Results

During our anti-bullying fortnight, all children had an opportunity to design an anti-bullying poster. In each class, children then voted for a favourite poster to represent their class for the final vote. The winning posters from each class were then displayed for all staff to vote for a favourite poster from lower school and upper school. We were so impressed with the effort that had been put into all posters and it was so hard to choose just two winners. But in every competition there has to be a winner! All 9 class winners received a book mark from our book fair and the two winning children received a lovely book chosen from our book fair. A huge well done to all children for your efforts, the posters were fantastic and they certainly showed your support for anti-bullying.

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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Our school council team will be taking part in a personalised Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme during the Spring term.

The Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity the Diana Award. After receiving the training children will become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for our school. In their role they will help to educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe and happy in school.

The children would like to raise money for resources to support them in their role as anti-bullying ambassadors and have decided to organise a cake sale and an own clothes day. The cake sale and own clothes day will take place on Friday 1st December. We are asking that children donate £1 for the own clothes day and parents/carers will be invited into school from 3pm on the 1st December to buy some cakes in order to help us raise some money.

The children are very excited about the programme and are already being very proactive in raising awareness of bullying and the impact it can have.

On Monday 6th November they will be launching an anti-bullying poster competition and some of the school council team will be taking part in the anti-bullying assembly.

Poster competition

 

We will continue to update you with news and events.

Mrs Robbs (on behalf of the school council team)

 

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Our first School Council meeting

Today we had our first official School Council meeting and we agreed on certain roles within the team.

We now have the following roles:

  • Group Lead
  • Deputy Group Lead
  • Secetary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Media Lead
  • Communications Lead
  • Events Lead

The children chosen for these roles will have the responsibility for half the academic year and then we will give other children in the team an opportunity.

Our first project will be part of our ‘All-Together Anti-bullying’ programme and the team will be looking at fundraising ideas and action plans for raising money to buy bright blue hoodies that they will wear to identify them as anti-bullying ambassadors. All School Council members will have a personalised training day to become an anti-bullying ambassador for the school.

The team have also agreed that they would still like to paint the shed on the playground as this is looking very tired!img_2029.jpg

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Meet our team…

Today we announced our new school council team members during our weekly celebration assembly. Each class has two representatives. At the moment two of our members are unable to appear on the blog. Children will be able to keep up to date with school council projects on our school council notice board and updates will be posted on here regularly. Thank you to all those children who prepared and delivered a speech and huge congratulations to our new representatives chosen by their peers.

 

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School Council Launch

On Monday 11th September during our weekly assembly, Mrs Robbs launched the plans for the school council this year. Children can nominate themselves and if they feel they have the right skills and attributes to be a member of the school council, they will have to write and deliver a speech to class members on Thursday 14th September. On Tuesday 19th September, children will have an opportunity to vote for two council members per class. Voting results will then be announced during an assembly. Mrs Robbs is very excited about the year ahead and working on the agreed projects. Being a school council member is  an ideal opportunity for children to be involved in some of the ways a school is run. The results will also be announced on here. Watch this space!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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