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New Waltham Academy School Council

Welcome to our school council page.


Our school council is made up of 2 members from each class. We were voted to become school councillors by our classmates.

We meet with the other school councillors once a week to discuss issues. These might be suggestions from our class about things they would like to happen, events we would like to do, our issues in our village.

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Autumn Term

The newly elected school council have had a very productive Autumn term. They have worked alongside the PE leader to design and make playground posters to encourage the children to play sensibly with the playground toys and equipment, drawing up playground rules and identifying quiet areas. They  wrote a letter to Mrs Perry with ideas on how the profile of school council can be raised and have subsequently helped at Grandparents Day, showing visitors around the school. Following concerns about road safety outside the school gates, they have produced a banner and leaflet which will be launched as part of Road Safety Week, with the aim of encouraging parents to be more aware of their driving and parking at the start and end of the school day.

Spring Term

During Spring Term, the school council have continued their road safety campaign, updating their leaflet to include making sure engines are not left running to reduce air pollution; have introduced the tuck shop in KS1 and are planning a planter competition to be launched at the start of the summer term.  Three representatives attended an environmental awareness conference in Hull and plans are in place to raise awareness of recycling and the use of plastic water bottles in school. 

Summer Term

This term, the School Council have continued their road safety campaign, standing outside in the rain to give out their leaflets to parents to encourage safe parking.  With looking after the environment in mind, the children went out around the village picking up litter to raise awareness of the importance of using the bins provided.  The tuck shop was introduced into Key Stage 1 and the tuck shop profits used for a planter competition, with money given to each class to buy plants etc. and a £50 prize awarded for the winning planter.  The planters looked fantastic and the children enjoyed being involved in the project.