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Witchampton CofE First School

Pupil Voice

Welcome to our Pupil Voice! 

2019-20

Spring Term 2020

School Council have been busy discussing ways to promote and raise awareness of our three charities for this school year. Our focus has been on finding out about LIV Village by interviewing Miss Glenny before she embarked on her volunteering mission at the Durban site. The team discovered that children live and are cared for in LIV Village in a family environment. Miss Glenny told us there are schools, music centres and a children’s choir, health care centres, sports facilities, church, vegetable gardens, culinary school and training centres within the villages. With this in mind, the School Council held a Fundraising Day on Friday 28th February 2020 with a focus on music and sports activities across the school. We got back in touch with Miss Glenny as she is still volunteering there - and she sent us a video message with some other volunteers who showed us how the fundraising is helping lives of vulnerable children in South Africa.

Playtimes have also been a focus for School Council. They have introduced Imaginary Play day on Fridays, with support from the Playground Leaders, and have suggested ideas for new playground equipment which Friends of Witchampton have kindly offered to donate - watch this space! 

School Council, Eco Champs, Worship Team, Playleaders and House Captains

Autumn Term 2019

School Council, Eco Champ, Worship Team, Playleaders and House Captains have now been elected for the Autumn term and the representatives for each are as follows:

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

School Council

Emily & Joshua

Kit & Tyg

Chloe & Albert

Mason & Harriet

Eco Champ

Eddie

Lexi

Betsy

Sophie 

Worship Team

Alfie & Sebastian

Milo & Delilah

Albert K @ Lily L

Felicity & Benjamin-Beau

Playleaders

Josh E

Layla

Mason

Felicity W

House Captains

Blue

Red

Green

Yellow

Rudi & Matilda

Abigail & Sophie

Bonnie & Kenzie 

Harriet & Tilly

Well done everyone!

The school council have been busy choosing our charities for the year. After asking the opinions from the other children in their classes they finally decided to choose:

Local - Julia’s House

National - RSPCA

International - Liv-Village and Child of Hope

We have also supported the Wimborne Food Bank with the food donations families all contributed at our Harvest Festival. The Food Bank were overwhelmed with their generosity. Last week, the children found out all about how to make a christmas box for a child in danger for the FSCI Christmas Box Appeal 2019. We also recently supported Jeans for Genes Day, which is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.  Thank you for all of our families' support.


School Council 2018-19

School Council are ambassadors for rights and take part in campaigns and activities to help to bring about change across the school, community and around the World. Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

Mrs Green leads us in our meetings and we have lots of ideas to share and vote on decisions too. We write minutes, share these with our classes, put them on display and encourage each child to share their ideas with their school council representatives either in person, through classroom discussion or through the golden suggestion box in the hall (an idea given to us from one of our previous school council members).

Spring Term:

Ruby Year 4
Finley Year 4
Bobby Year 3
Josh Year 3
Cassie Year 2
Betsy Year 2
Milo Year 1
Lily Year 1

This term, we are focusing on raising funds to support Toilet Twinning, supported by charity Tearfund and suggestions in our golden box of suggestions. More details to be announced soon!

More details on Toilet Twinning here: https://www.toilettwinning.org/

Red Nose Day March 2019

Autumn Term 2018:

Elfie Year 4
Ashton Year 4
Mason Year 3
Felicity Year 3
Jake Year 2
Chloe Year 2
Felicity Year 1
Albert Year 1

In Autumn term, we are focusing on Wimborne's War on Waste and choosing charities for the school to support this year. Our aim is to make everyone at Witchampton aware that change will only happen if we all play a part. More information on Wimborne's War on Waste can be found here: http://wimbornewaronwaste.org.uk/ In Enrichment, everyone in the school watched A Plastic Ocean film clip then designed a poster about the journey of plastic. We talked about ways in which we can help the World, particularly life in oceans and rivers, by stopping our use of plastics. Some of the school community are attending the Plastic Free Street Party on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Feedback through the parents' meetings and from talking to the children themselves mean we will vote for new school council reps each term from now on to give more children a chance to take on this role.

Read more about the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award here: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/what-is-a-rights-respecting-school/

Charities 2018-19:

Here are our Year 4 School Councillors with our Harvest donations that all of the children generously donated to Wimborne Food Bank, one of the council's chosen charities we will support this year. School council representatives helped to carry all of the goods and Mrs Giles kindly delivered them to the food bank in Wimborne.

Poppy Appeal 2018

Here are two of our School Council members collecting money for the Poppy Appeal in November - 100 years since the end of World War I.

House Captains 2018-19

House Captains are year four pupils who lead their house in a number of school activities, most importantly sports day in summer term. 

Blue Ruby and Olivia
Red Samuel and Tom
Green Chloe and Ashton
Yellow Elfie and Isabella

Play Leaders 2018-19

Congratulations to our newly appointed Play Leaders; Chloe B, Finn, Isabelle and Amelia.

These year 4s work hard at break time and lunch time to ensure all pupils are having a happy playtime. They help others sort out any problems and help everyone find someone to play with. 

Here are our newly trained Play Leaders at Poole and East Dorset Y3/4 Playground Leaders Academy at Ferndown Leisure Centre in their new Bronze Ambassador T-shirts. They learnt lots of new games and team building activities and we are all looking forward to seeing these at playtimes and lunchtimes soon with all children from Hedgehogs to Foxes being involved together.