2018-2019 is a VERY exciting year! Miss McCulloch & Miss Tarlowski are thrilled to lead the school council this academic year. We are really pleased with the events and improvements so far, especially our regular lunch time meetings where we share ideas. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Back in spring term, Adele from Catering Services and the fabulous cook from our school (Tanya) met with us to ask for our help in updating the school's menu by taking into consideration the opinions of the children in school. The School Council members asked their classes what they would like to see on the new menu. All children were consulted (from Year 1 to Year 6) and possible new menus were handed in to members of the school council who then narrowed the choices down. These were handed back to Tanya who will no doubt be adapting them for the next new menus. Yum!
THE BUDDY STOP IS UP AND RUNNING! (29TH APRIL)
Our 'Buddy Stops' are now fully in operation - one on the infant playground and one on the junior playground. The wonderful Katie Fraser painted the signs over the Easter holidays - don't they look fabulous! At our last School Council meeting (25th April), we wrote a guide on how to use the 'Buddy Stops' and the councillors shared these with their classes to explain to the children how to use the benches. We hope that this will help to make playtimes happy and enjoyable for all!
We had FANTASTIC time on Friday 15th March raising money for Comic Relief! School Council made the decision that children in school could bring in 20p to dress up in something red or come as something that is red. We had some wonderful costumes across school!
School Council also decided that we should hold cake sales at break time on the Friday to raise even more money. In total, from the dressing up and the cake sales, we raised a FABULOUS £463.17!!
We also had a sponsored DANCE-A-THON on the Friday where, as a school, we danced non- stop for nearly 3 hours after being inspired by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly's dance-a-thon. So many children bought in sponsor money and we raised a
VERY IMPRESSIVE £1043.63!!
Altogether, from the dressing up, cake sales and Dance-a-thon we raised...
AN INCREDIBLE £1506.80!!
Well done Old Basford!
Here are some photographs of some of the children who bought in sponsor money with their certificates!
BUDDY STOP DESIGN WINNERS
Thank you to all the children who took part in the half term homework set by School Council to design a sign for our new 'Buddy Stop' on the playground. School Council had a VERY difficult job to pick the winners! The children chose THREE WINNERS and our new sign is going to be a mix of all three designs. Katie Fraser is going to deisign and paint the new sign with the three winners. CONGRATULATIONS!!
COMIC RELIEF - FRIDAY 15TH MARCH
At our last School Council meeting, we discussed what to do for Comic Relief. The Council members have decided to raise money for Comic Relief in these ways:
1) Come to school on Friday 15th March in something RED. You can either wear red clothes or come as something that IS RED! Some ideas are - a tomato, Little Red Riding Hood, a London bus or a postbox! There will be PRIZES for the best costume in each class. Please donate a minimum of 20p to come in fancy dress.
2) There will be cake sales happening in each class at PLAYTIME on Friday 15th March. Please bring in cakes to school on this day and give them to your teacher. It will be a minimum of 20p per cake. Any left over cakes will be sold after school outside reception.
3) We are having an OLD BASFORD DANCE-A-THON! This week, you will receive a letter from your class teacher telling you all about Comic Relief 2019 and attached to this letter will be a sponsor form. School Council would like you to GET AS MANY SPONSORS AS POSSIBLE for our Dance-a-thon. On Friday 15th, each class will have a slot in the hall where you will be DANCING NON-STOP! This was inspired by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman who will be dancing non-stop for 24 hours to raise money for Comic Relief. You can follow theor challenge on BBC Radio 2 and watch them LIVE on the Red Button!
COMING UP IN SPRING AND SUMMER...
!Summer Fair and Old Basford's FIRST Enterprise Project!
Each class will be loaned a set amount of money. They will be asked to create products or experiences to sell at the Summer Fair. The aim is to raise as much money as possible for the school! Pupils are then required to pay the 'loan' back. Which class will raise the most money?
The School Council asked their classes what rewards children would like at school. This was to be linked to the school's current proud points system. Together, we came up with a cracking list of tempting rewards that children could choose to 'buy' at the end of term, or 'save' to buy at a later date. The system worked really well at the end of Autumn term. Some children chose to spend all of their proud pounds, some spent a little and saved some, while some children saved ALL of their proud pounds to swap for a bigger reward later in the year!
CHILDREN IN NEED NOVEMBER 2018
A fantastic time was had by all! Our theme was 'spots' and we dressed up in spotty things, donating some money to do so. The School Council split into teams and selected a fancy dress winner form each class. Class 11 raised the most money from getting dressed up. WELL DONE! We also sold donated cakes during the week.
WE RAISED AN INCREDIBLE £495
Result of School Council Elections - Monday 17th September
2018 - 2019 SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBERS
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Friday 28th September
WE RAISED AN INCREDIBLE £256!
CHILDREN IN NEED
FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Memories from previous years
They worked alongside children from other local schools to help create and organise an event for each school involving being PROUD of their school and its local community.
CHILDREN IN NEED 2016
WOW - WHAT A FANTASTIC WEEK WE HAD RAISING MONEY FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. WE RAISED AN IMPRESSIVE £562 THROUGH OUR CAKE SALES AND GENEROUS DONATIONS FOR OUR SPOTTY FRIDAY. A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
We had a marvelous whole school assembly ran by Katy from the WE movement. She told us lots about how she used her talents to help her deal with being bullied. She also told us about how we can take action and make a difference in the world. School Council and Eco Council then took part in some workshops where the explored issues that were important to them. The children then began to make an action plan and thought about projects they would like to do and charities they would like to help.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING SEPTEMBER 2016
We had a fantastic turn out for our first coffee morning of the year! A huge thank you to all of the parents/carers who came and enjoyed some delicious tea and cake and an extra special thank you to all staff and parents who donate cakes towards the cause. We managed to raise a fantastic £140 for Macmillan Cancer Support. A big thanks to Year 6 student council who helped on the day, you were fantastic.
SCHOOL COUNCIL 2015-2016