In Shotton Hall Primary School, children have an input into all of the decisions we make. We have three Pupil Voice Committees which meet six times per year to discuss the ways in which our school can become even better.
The Eco Warriors, led by Mrs Gilmour
Our Eco Warrior Committee is made up from representatives for Key Stage 2 classes. Their mission is to make our school a more eco-friendly place and to remind children and staff of how to become more responsible global citizens. They are currently focusing on reducing electricity use, saving water and recycling. The Eco Warriors monitors classes compliance with our recycling targets and have introduced a weekly Turtle award for the class that is most eco-friendly.
The Eco Warriors do a very important job and remind us that we need to take care of our environment and do all we can to protect our world for the future.
The Healthy Happy Heroes, led by Mrs Box
Our Healthy and Happy heroes meet to talk about ways in which our school can promote health, wellbeing, friendship and happiness for all pupils. They are currently looking at ways to make lunchtimes and playtimes even more fun and are providing useful feedback about our new PSHE programme, Jigsaw. Some initiatives that the Healthy Happy Heroes have already suggested and implemented are our classroom ‘Shout Out’ boards, where children can say ‘thank you’ and ‘well done’ to classmates who have shown kindness to their peers. The Healthy Happy Heroes will also be working with Mr Scorer this year to talk about ways we can all keep active at playtime.
The Rights Respecting Rangers, led by Mrs Habicht
Our wonderful Rights Respecting Rangers meet every half-term with Mrs Habicht to talk about how children’s rights are taught and respected in school. They have a huge job to do! They provide feedback on how discussions about rights are woven through every aspect of school life: from the books we read and the subjects we study in class to the way we play together outside. This year, our Rights Respecting Rangers helped the school achieve Gold Level in the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Programme. There are fewer than 600 schools in the whole of the UK who have achieved this standard, so this was a fantastic achievement. The assessor was amazed at the knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm of our Rights Respecting Rangers.