They pass this way only once, so we should aim to litter their pathways with quality experiences...
At Hodnet school we follow the principles of democracy to appoint School Council members from each class to form a committee who meet termly to ensure the voice of the children are recognised and acted upon. The children meet with staff members including our senior leaders and share their opinions and make decisions about key items within school. Mrs Lyall and Miss Darmanin lead the School Council.
This year the school council will be working on:
- Improving the school libraries and helping with the organisation of moving the KS2 Library into the Learning Room.
- Helping to design our new playground markings.
- Organising the playtime ‘buddy’ system.
Our school council have been working hard to improve our playground. They have conducted research and completed surveys for each classes based on children’s choices for playground equipment. Democratic decisions were made when making final purchases. In May half term our new playground markings were installed and our new gym equipment based on the children’s choices. They have been very popular and we are proud of our decisions. We now have an 8 piece adventure trail, a large target game, a number footprints race, hopscotch, a road track, a map of the UK, a compass, snakes and ladders game, alphabet footsteps, croc jump and a new netball court.
At Hodnet school we follow the principles of democracy to appoint Eco-Warrior team members from each class to form a committee who meet termly to ensure the voice of the children are heard loud and clear when it comes to climate change and supporting our environment. The children meet with staff members including our senior leaders and share their opinions and make decisions about key items within school. Mrs Huxtable leads the Eco-Warrior team.
The Eco-Warrior team have been successful in achieving their Bronze and Silver level National Eco awards.
This year the Eco-Warriors will be working on:
- Supporting COP26 and its outcomes.
- Participating in Connecting Classrooms led by the British Council*
- Keeping up the good work to rejuvenate our outdoor space and make sure it is well used.
- Planting trees as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
- Connecting classrooms – this is a British Council led initiative which we are proud to be a part of, we are linked to a school in Palestine and we communicate with them half termly. We discuss a range of topics and interests, including how climate change is affecting them and how this compares to us.