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.
This academic year the School Council have continued to build on last year’s focus to encourage the children at Brook Field to eat healthy morning snacks at school. In November 2019 the school council reps led a whole school ‘Eat the Rainbow Challenge’. The majority of pupils rose to this challenge and brought to school red fruits or vegetables on Monday, yellow fruits or vegetables on Tuesday, orange fruits or vegetables on Wednesday, green fruits or vegetables on Thursday and purple fruits or vegetables on Friday. The School Council reps carried out votes in their classes regarding whether the children would like to take part in another rainbow challenge. All reps were thrilled to report during their meeting that the children would like another ‘Eat the Rainbow Challenge!’ throughout the school. Watch this space for when the next whole school challenge will take place!
The School Council are now going to focus on an environment challenge and will focus on reducing ‘single use plastics’ in Brook Field School. The reps with the help of their teachers have carried out a ‘single use plastic’ audit in their classrooms focussing on classroom water bottles, morning snack containers, school milk cartons and children’s lunch box contents. The reps will be holding K.S. 1 and K.S.2 assemblies looking at the impact of ‘single use plastics’ on our environment and making suggestions regarding how we as a school community can all reduce our use of such plastics to help make our world a better place!