Pupil voice is extremely important here at Alkborough Primary School. We provide the avenues for children to have a voice that counts, a voice that is heard and a voice that runs alongside our ethos that 'everyone is welcome, everyone is included'.
The main aim of the School Council is to help to make our school a better place for the children and to give us an opportunity to have our opinions and ideas heard. Each class from Year One upwards has two representatives who are elected every year.
At the first meeting of the year the important roles and jobs are selected and Mrs Webb helps us to conduct our meetings.
The class representatives tell the children in their classes what has been discussed at each meeting and the children can ask the representatives to take forward their ideas to the next meeting.
Everybody gets a fair say in the meeting and nobody gets left out.
In our school we have pupils who have been properly 'trained' as Buddies by North Lincolnshire Council staff. Trained Buddies are skilled at helping the children to work and play together in school and to recognise when some children are having difficult times in the playground.
Our 'Buddy Bench' is where children sit when they would like the Buddies to help them.
People might come to me for help because Anti Bullying Ambassadors are good listeners, good role models and can help people.
'Being on the School Council is like real work experience' (Y6)
DT was amazing, we made and raced cars!
I'm hoping to be Chair of the School Council. I have a speech to deliver to the rest of the class. (Y6)
The Sports Ambassador training was brilliant we learnt lots of new skills.
My best thing ever is coming to school!
I loved the Talent Show
'The Good to Be Green Scheme is the same for the whole school and nobody is treated any differently to anyone else'
I am going for ‘Good to be Gold’
The system is good
I want to head for ‘Green’ and ‘Gold’
Can you change the activity that you have picked for ‘Good to be Green’?