Year 4 were very excited to take part in an assembly with MP for South Shields, Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck. Mrs Lewell-Buck told us about her job as a member of parliament and explained why she loves representing South Shields. The children asked some fantastic questions about her work and offered suggestions about ways to improve South Shields, including having more recycle bins around the town.
Year Three student council members had the opportunity to visit the town hall. We learned about democracy and sat in on an election hustings where candidates tried to convince us to vote for them. We discussed the impact our votes would have on the local community- for example one candidate said they would listen to all constituents and advocate for them. One candidate wanted to build a new swimming pool! After this we voted, waited as the votes were counted and welcomed the new prime minister of Staryland! We even met the mayor and had our picture taken with her. It was a great morning and we now have a much better understanding of democracy and the impact this has on our community.
Sampling healthy foods was the School Council’s mission this morning as they tasted a variety of possible treats to add to next year’s lunch menu.
The children loved watching Mrs Seales cook the delicious dishes and they were excited to try a new chicken curry with rice. A colourful quorn stir fry quickly followed.
The recipes received a thumbs up from the children and we can’t wait to try them again when they will be available at lunchtime in September.
The School Council have such an important job role to play at Harton and the children have loved electing their new representatives this week. Each class patiently waited their turn to use the voting booths before carefully marking their choice on their ballot papers. Existing Council members even helped by counting up the votes.
We can’t wait to find out who our new School Council are!
The School Council have worked really hard to spread our ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ message this year and they were thrilled to learn that we will be trialling refillable glue sticks from September.
Council members were the first to get their hands on these new glue sticks and they had lots of fun filling them with glue. They found the whole process super easy and were thrilled to learn that this would drastically reduce the amount of plastic used by our school.
The School Council were excited to begin their paper recycling project today.
The children began by collecting unwanted paper waste from the across the school. They even took this out to our school’s recycling bin!
Keen to help our environment, School Council members have been spreading the word and encouraging their friends to recycle any waste paper.
Keep an eye out for one of their posters and remember to put any clean paper waste into your class recycling bag.
The children enjoyed learning about recycling at Harton. They learned that our school has a special (blue) bin for this purpose and were excited to find out which waste could be placed into it. Only clean cardboard, paper, plastics and glass please!
The School Council have been busy exploring our rubbish and they noticed that we have a lot of it! The children suggested that, as a school, we make more of an effort to reuse and recycle where we can
School Council members at Harton Primary School have an important job to do. They meet with teachers to discuss school events and share fantastic ideas. They are also involved in helping around the school.
We are looking for new School Council members for 2021 – 2022. You will need to be enthusiastic and happy to take part in virtual meetings (Google Meets).
For your chance to join (or to find out more), take a look at the School Council assignment within your Google Classroom.