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2018-2019

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!

SCHOOL DINNERS

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!cheeky

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!

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COMIC RELIEF

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!!

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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!

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COMING UP IN SPRING AND SUMMER...

 

BUDDY STOP!

The amazing School Council were asked to consult their classes about any improvements that could be made in school.  Many children agreed that there could be more done for children who were feeling a bit lonely on the playground. The council members came up with the brilliant idea of a 'buddy stop' on each playground.  This will be a place where children can go if they are feeling a bit lonesome and would like some company.  School Council are announcing a competition over February half term.  Pupils are invited to make a buddy stop sign.  Two winners will be chosen and made into buddy stop signs.  We will be reusing benches that are no longer required elsewhere in school so we are also doing a great job at reusing unwanted items too!

!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?

AUTUMN 


 

PROUD POUNDS

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!

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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

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Result of School Council Elections - Monday 17th September

Our School Council members are elected at the beginning of each school year. Two children represent each class from Year 2-6. Each council member is elected by their fellow class mates. Each one makes a brief presentation to their class as to why they would be a good representative. Class teachers are usually very impressed at the standard of those children who put themselves up for election. We enjoy working together to improve the school, provide a strong student voice for our school and raise money for worthwhile causes.


 

2018 - 2019 SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBERS

Picture 1 Class 5 - Lacey Mai and Archie
Picture 2 Class 7 - Ethan and Mojetoluwa
Picture 3 Class 8 - Finlay and Jeylan
Picture 4 lass 9 Oliver and Mia
Picture 5 Class 10 Morgan and Ryan
Picture 6 Class 12 Taylor and Maja
Picture 7 Class 14 Faith and Lewis
Picture 8 Class 13 Mathilde and Abdullah

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Friday 28th September

WE RAISED AN INCREDIBLE  £256!

CHILDREN IN NEED

FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER

Memories from previous years

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School Council

Congratulations to both Shivam and Zofia who this week represented Old Basford School within our Primary Six Partnership Parliament.

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. 

 

We look forward to seeing their plans and ideas come into our school next half term.
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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. 

 

 
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WE SCHOOLS

 

 

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. 

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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. 

 

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SPORTS RELIEF 

We have raised £255 for Sports Relief. We chose to come to school in our sports clothes and have also taken part in a 'try- atholon'. Thank you for all of your generous donations!
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A very successful coffee morning in February. Thank you to everyone who attended. We raised £90 and School Council have bought some new playground equipment with this money.
 
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