At Willowbank we are proud to have pupil representatives (from Foundation Stage to Year Six) that take part in School Council meetings. This is in place for pupils to have a voice and to be involved in decisions about the school that affect them. All pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise in class are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.
This half term saw the introduction of our lunchtime salad bar! Our Student Council were helped by our school cook, Tina, to put their idea into practice. Supporting research shows that incorporating salad bars into school lunches increases children's consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. At Willowbank, we feel that through providing these early, positive experiences, children are better prepared for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Children have enjoyed their increased participation in school lunchtimes and staff have noticed that children are trying new fruits and vegetables.
Making Willowbank Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more.
Erin and William attended our Student Council meeting to share letters and information that they had written and researched. They shared their concerns about the impact that the waste that is generated affects the environment.
Student Council were pleased that Tina, our school cook, could attend as we identified that lunchtime was a time of the day where most waste could be reduced and recycled.
Our Student Council representatives took the points made back to their classes. We look forward to hearing about more ideas.
Children in Need 2019
Our School Council Representatives have met to discuss details of our fundraising week for Children In Need. We are holding a variety of different fundraising opportunities which include: Name the Pudsey Bear Competition, Filling the most Pudsey faces with 2 pence pieces, a cake sale and Dress-Up Day.