PUPIL COUNCIL 2019 – 2020
Welcome to our Pupil Council page.
Here at Hambleton Primary Academy we take great pride in representing our school and making sure every child’s voice is heard. All of our Pupil Council members have been voted into their roles for by their peers. KS2 took part in an election after their speeches and KS1 emphasised the importance of having someone who would be responsible, attend meetings and listen to ideas. Our Pupil Council meet regularly and are invited to the meeting by the Chair.
Our representatives are honored to denote the voices of their peers and work incredibly hard throughout the year to raise money for school and charities, however it is a whole school effort including the amazing support from parents, guardians and our community. Alongside raising money we discuss issues which are pertinent in school and come up with ideas to address these, we often have guest speakers to attend our meetings and we are honored to be school representatives. Any suggestions of things we could do are to be given to the class representative and will always be discussed in our meetings.
Over the years our Pupil Council have contributed many ideas which we have acted upon as a school, such as; changing the organisation of lunchtimes, procedures for coming into school at the start of the day, playground markings, raising enough money for a school outdoor climbing wall as well as the many amazing fundraising events for charity which we do throughout the year including Macmillan and Save the Children.
Our charity of the year, for the second year running, is Rosemere, we introduced this last year due to the amount of incredible support they have given many of our school’s friends and families. We are amazed by their ongoing care and just how incredible they are and we feel very lucky to be able to give something back. Thank you from us all at Hambleton Academy to Rosemere for everything you have done and continue to do.
Every year the children are allocated specific roles so that they fully understand their responsibilities for the year. This year, for 2019 – 2020, the roles are as follows:
Chair – Jasmine S-E (Y6)
Vice Chair – Lauren S (Y6)
Secretary – Joel F (Y6)
Treasurer – Jack S (Y6)
Publicist – Selina (Y6)
Year 1 Representatives – Pippa W and Leo O
Year 2 Representatives – Scarlett M and Daniel H
Year 3 Representatives – Daisy M and Freddie S
Year 4 Representatives – Niamh C and Eddie G
Year 5 Representatives – Poppy O and Jack H
Nursery and Reception will be represented by Year 6.
Our Story Throughout The Years.
The story so far for 2019 – 2020 …
For the third year running we organised and hosted our Macmillan Coffee morning and are proud to announce we raised a fantastic £228.42. Even though the weather was disappointing we still had an incredible turn out and the four game winners were worthy of their cupcakes, jar of sweets, cakes and M&S biscuit selection.
Keep an eye on our school display board and Facebook page for the most up to date events coming to Hambleton in 2019 – 2020.
Our 2018 – 2019 Story
On Friday 27th September we hosted the Macmillan Coffee morning and raised £219.71. All of the cakes and treats were brought in by parents and families of our children. Thank you to Hambleton Club for allowing two of our pupils to sell off the remaining cakes on the Friday evening.
We kicked off the festive season with our first Christmas movie night and raised an incredible £365 for our school library, it was such a hit with the hot dogs, drinks and sweets and I think all the teddies enjoyed it just as much too!
Following on with the Christmas festivities we hosted Christmas jumper day and raised £250 for save the Children. Thank you to everyone who contributed and worse something festive for the day.
We decided our children loved to dance so we hosted a flash dance Valentines disco where each class performed their flash mob dance to the rest of the school. We raised a fabulous £241.90 for Rosemere and had a fun time doing so.
On Friday 15th March we all wore red and hosted our very first lol-a-thon as inspired by Radio 1 and raised £293.50 for Comic Relief. The children were fantastic with their auditions in their classes and then judged by the whole school by a clapometer.
We held a second movie night in Easter and showed Hop (as voted for by the children!) and raised money for school to put towards our school climbing frame. Another fab night was had and we can’t wait to do it again next year.
To end the year we celebrated sports day with our stall selling refreshments for our spectators.
Thank you to everyone who made 2018 – 2019 such a fantastic year and we look forward to continuing our efforts in 2019 – 2020.
Our 2017 – 2018 Story
Our first event was on Friday 29th September 2017 where we achieved an amazing thing … we raised a fabulous total of £433 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Parents and children brought in homemade and shop bought goodies and we sold everything thanks to the Prefects and Pupil Council for manning the stalls all day.
Our second event of the year was on Friday 15th December and we raised over £300 for ‘Save the Children’. All the children came in festive outfits and the money raised will go towards food, clothing, healthcare, education and protection for millions of children around the world who are missing out on these basics. ”Make the world better with a sweater”.
Our third event of the year was on Friday 9th February alongside Barclays Bank where they doubled every £1 we raised from a fantastic coffee morning, bottle tombola and raffle. Our total was £1016 which went towards the amazing Year 6 school trip and the rest is towards the whole school total which the Pupil Council are deciding how to spend.
Our fourth fantastic event of the year was on Thursday 19th April and we raised £256.48 for the NSPCC. Our school charity worked closely with us on this event where we asked all children, staff and parents to have ‘24hours no tech’! #challenge #whatNOtech? #wedidit!
Our fifth event we added to the total by selling refreshments to parents at Sports Day, it was a huge hit.
Pupil Council have created a short list of items they would like to buy to improve our school using our total of £700 from this year and the list went out to classes to be voted on. The winning ideas to spend our money on were a water fountain trail in the autumn term 2018 as well as new cookers to provide a cooking club after school
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