Thursday, 2 February 2012

This term we have 2 main things to work on.

 The first thing we are deciding about is Sports Relief which is on Friday 23rd March. We have been working together to think of ideas of thigs to do and on Monday we gave each class a questionnaire about what we thought we could do and we wanted all the children in the school to have a say about what they would like us to organise. Today, Thursday, we counted the responses from the classes.

Classes could choose from the following with the numbers of votes for each one:
a sponsored event - 43
Glaitness Got Talent - 43
a mixed sports league - 32

It was amazing that the sponsored event and Glatiness Got Talet event got the same number. The pupil council took a vote to decide and the votes from the pupil council were as follows:

a sponsored event - 1
Glaitness Got Talent - 9
a mixed sports league - 2

As a result, we will organise a Glaitness Got Talent for Sports relief.

Thank you to all the people who voted.

The other thing we are going to work on this term is about children's rights and responsibilities. Mrs Miller shared with us the fact that a lot of children have said that they think children in our school don't behave well and we have been asked to organise an assembly for Monday 20th February about behaviour in our school.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Children in Need fundraising

The pupil council met today, 9th November, to make decisions about fundraising for Children in Need.

Children in Need takes place on Friday 18th November and we hope that the whole school will take part in these events.

We decided to hold a baking competition which will involve 3 things.
1. decorate a cupcake
2. best tasting chocolate cake
3. best tasting cookie - any flavour

The judges will be announced shortly but we are going to ask 3 members of staff at the school to judge this competition. Entry for the baking competition is 30p per item entered. There will be 1 prize per category for children and 1 overall prize for the best entry from a staff member across all 3 sections.

There will be a raffle for the chance to win a pudsey bear, a blush bear or a beannie hat with pudsey lugs! Each raffle ticket will cost 20p.

We are asking people to wear spots for Children in Need day as well and to take 50p into school for doing this.

We hope everyone has great fun on Children in Need day and we raise loads of money.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Last meeting 6.10.11

We met on the 6th October and discussed a number of things. We spoke about the pupil council board and the banner to put up. Lauren from P7 came down and spoke to us about having a 'bake off' competition. We decided to hold a baking competition as part of raising money for Children in Need in November. P7 are also wanting to hold a bake sale as part of their fundraising for kayaking. We still need to design a logo for the pupil council. We agreed to put some posters on our notice board and Mrs Miller took our photos for the blog as well. Look out for them shortly. Everybody on the pupil council got a badge showing that they were on the pupil council - watch out for your pupil council members wearing their badges.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

new pupil council

The new pupil council of 2011-2012 met today for the first time. We discussed ways of making the notice board stand out and had a democratic way of deciding which colours to choose. Mr Scott is going to replace the background colour for us and the P7 and 5A pupils are going to do up lettering for the new look board. Keep looking to see what is happening.

For the next meeting we are going to design a logo to have a logo for the pupil council. We will put this on our board and on the blog as well. In 2 weeks time Mrs Miller will take the camera and take our photos for the blog and the board.

We will update the blog every time we have a meeting.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Pupil Parliament

Pupil Parliament in Slovenia is something similar to Pupil Council in Scotland, except for it is based on the country level and not on the individual school. The programme was designed with the idea of raising youth for democracy. Brought up issues are discussed on a regional and later on, on the national level. Its beginnings go to the year 1990 and since then it has the role of encouraging children to state their opinions on the raised questions that they choose themselves. Furthermore, the main aim is also to draw their attention to issues such as human and citizens’ rights.
On the one hand, Pupil Parliament was actually established on a student initiative with the idea of being able to present their opinions, ideas, dilemmas about the questions they consider important in their process of growing up in the area they live, attend school or spend free time in. On the other hand, attention form those who posses power to change things or make them better, may it be school, local authorities to government or non-government organisations is expected. In each school, pupils get elected who later on participate in regional and national meetings. Some of the topics of previous meetings were: Taboos- the prohibited things, Primary school now 9years-our opinion, Youth’s fun and free time, Love and relationships, Stereotypes, racism and discrimination.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Right Blether!

Today was voting day at Glaitness School!

The meeting room was all set up as a polling station and each class took their votes along and posted them in the ballot boxes.

P7 pupils helped some of the younger ones to cast their votes.

This was part of the Right Blether campaign -  a national vote organised by Tam Baillie, our Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland and we were giving our views on what is important to us at home, in our school, our community and in Scotland.
Tam Baillie came along in person to see how our voting was going and he was able to answer our questions and tell us more about the campaign.

He told us how important it was that we use our votes and make our voices heard so that it helps people like him and politicians to know what needs to be changed.

He also took time to look at P7s Happy Birthday board which is celebrating 21 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
P7 have drawn some cartoons about superheroes who could help children and have made up some lovely recipes for improving children's lives. (some examples will be added here later)

We were very lucky to have Tam Baillie visit and it made the day more meaningful and special to us all.
The Pupil Council will count the votes and return the results to Tam's team. It will also published on this blog. 
Look out for it shortly!
You will find more information by following these links:
A Right Blether
Every child matters

A Recipe for a Real Childhood

A pinch of kindness
A spoonful of love
A sprinkle of friendliness
A drop of respect
1 litre of smiles
150grams of fun
A cupful of fairness
101 grams of education
A teaspoon of shelter
Half a cup of warmth
An armful of toys
A handful of care
A bucketful of happiness

Mixed together in a safe home and let it cook in a warm bed every night.

The Recipe for a Childhood

2 tablespoons of love.
1 spoonful of happiness.
1 litre of respect.
4 oz of kindness.
1 teaspoon of care.
A pinch of  family.
500g of life.
1 forkful of toys.
A pinch of fun.
A heap of clothing.
A truck load of freedom.
A dash of houses.
A splash of school.
A dod of safety.
1 sack of parents.
A pint of health.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Children in Need

Friday 19th was Children in Need day and we were busy doing our bit for the charity.
We paid 50p to dress up in spots and sold some Pudsey goods at playtime. The tattoos and stickers were very popular. We sold all our bandanas and badges too.
A cuddly Pudsey and Blush were raffled with the lucky winners being Ross from p4 and William in p3.

All P1 pupils had a busy afternoon creating lovely pictures of Pudsey and Blush from buckets of loose change that they had collected around the school.
When all the generous donations were added together we had a total of £606.53!
A magnificent total - a huge thank you to everyone who contributed.