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. Pupil Council members from Year 1 to Year 6 meet half termly to raise money for charities and school, however it is a whole school effort including parents and guardians and we couldn’t do it without the wider community support.
All of our members have been voted into their roles for the year by their peers. Alongside raising money we discuss issues, which are pertinent in school and come up with ideas to address these, we often have guest speakers attend our meetings and we are honored to be school representatives.
Our Pupil Council meets every half term, it will be more often if we are hosting whole school evens or charity fundraising days. Over the years they 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, as well as the many fundraising events for charity which we do throughout the year including the NSPCC and Save the Children.
Every year the children are allocated specific roles so that they fully understand their responsibilities for the year. This year the roles are as follows:
Chair – Ava H (Y6)
Vice Chair – Faye F (Y6)
Secretary – Imogen P (Y6)
Treasurer – Izzy D (Y6)
Publicist – Chloe H (Y6)
Year 1 Representatives – Joey W and Molly L
Year 2 Representatives – Ned C and Ronnie L
Year 3 Representatives – Lewis L and Esme P
Year 4 Representatives – Kian G and Eva G
Year 5 Representatives – Abi H and Zara W
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