Brook Field School Council is made up of a representative from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. We have regular meetings where we discuss and act on our action plan. We then have time in class to feed back and take further ideas.
Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
Since September, 2021 the school council reps have been exploring with their teachers and the children in their classes what feeling 'safe' means both within and outside our school setting. The reps have shared a video of the book 'What Does It Mean to Be Safe?' by Rano DiOrio. All of the children throughout Brook Field School have had the opportunity to talk about many aspects of safety including : online safety, safety within the school buildings, safety in our playground, knowing what to do in a fire drill, not accepting bullying, respecting the power of things that could harm you, being able to tell someone what you think or how you feel, knowing your problems should not be secrets, being accepted for being you, having people in your life who care about your well-being such as parents, teachers and friends.
The School Council reps discovered during their meetings and class discussions that 'When we take care of ourselves, our families, and our friends, our world is a safer, more peaceful, and more joyful place.'
We want to empower all children in Brook Field School to be safe 'superheroes' (see attached pdf.) 'Listen to your inner voice and realize you have the power to protect yourself and others.'
During the Summer Term our School Council will be investigating , what 'single use plastic' is and how much of this plastic we bring into school via our snacks and packed lunches. Every class will be looking at their food containers and drinks containers and working out what materials they are made from and collating this data for the School Council to report back during their meetings. Once the School Council has collated this data from our 'single use' plastic audit they will share it with the whole school. Our School Council then intend to carry out assemblies across the school to share the impact that 'single use' plastic is having across our world. We hope that the children will share what they have learnt with you and that as a whole school community we will all endeavour to all reduce our use of 'single use' plastic wherever possible in our daily lives. This will be a great way to teach our children that we all have a 'responsibility' to care for our environment. Finally at the end of this Summer Term we will carry out another 'single use' plastic audit and see if as a whole school if we have managed to reduce our use of this plastic. Thank you for supporting for us with our quest to be more 'responsible' caring for our world.