Welcome to Rise Park’s School Council page. Our School Council representatives are elected by their class to speak on their behalf during discussions that have an impact on the whole school. They act as a link, feeding back key information to their peers after meetings. The school council discuss and organise items such as charity events and the school newspaper along with on-going issues brought up by individual class representatives. Each class from Year 1 and Year 6 has an elected School Council Representative.

School Council Job Description

We are very proud to announce the new school council representatives for the academic year 2021/2022

Key stage 1

Ecuador – Thea

Spain – Haven

Puerton Rico – Osarague

Colombia – Salam

Key stage 2:

Nicaragua – Leuan and Olivia

Argentina – Sheena and Dominik

Mexico – Gabriel

Dominican Republic – Georgia

Peru – Robin

Cuba – Jamiee

Chile – Ishaan

Costa Rica – Archie

 

 

House Team Assembly 24.11.21

Today we put our last meeting into action as we hosted house team assemblies. The whole school mixed into their colour house teams and discussed the questions we planned at yesterday’s meeting. Everyone had so many fantastic ideas which we can’t wait to look through and decide what projects to start working on!

School Council Meeting 23.11.21

At our school council meeting we discussed the questions we want to ask the children at Rise Park. We decided that we want to know what kind of things the children are interested in so we can hopefully set up more interesting clubs. We are also going to ask, what things children would like at school and then we will come up with some fundraising ideas to enable us to purchase new equipment! We will hold our house assembly and discuss these things in our house teams!

Harvest Festival and European Day of Languages- 7th October

The school council have been busy this half term organising the celebration of Harvest Festival and European Day of Languages. During our meetings we discussed how we wanted to mark the occasion and we decided on a lunchtime celebration. In our meetings the children decided on different countries for each class to research and find out about how they celebrate Harvest Festival and compare it to here in the UK. After the countries were decided the children then agreed with the cook what food to serve at lunchtime- German hotdogs, USA burgers and British Jacket potatoes were the final choice!

The children worked hard to remind the rest of the school about the day and encouraged everyone to bring in donations for Harvest Festival if they could to donate to the Bestwood and Bulwell Foodbank. We were blown away by the generosity of donations received, and the lunchtime party with singing and dancing in the playground was a huge hit!

Healthcare Zoom Session Wednesday 16th June

The School Council have been busy this afternoon having a question and answer session with a local GP, from Rise Park Surgery. In the session, the GP talked about the role of a doctor identifying and treating illness. We learnt all about some of the equipment used such as stethoscope and thermometer and learnt about how they are used to assess people.

We then talked about the role of doctor in keeping people healthy and preventing people from becoming ill in the first place by helping them lead healthy lifestyles such as being healthy in body and mind, being active, exercising, good diet, brushing teeth, using sun cream, washing hands and getting enough sleep.

We are now going to reflect on our learning to help plan an upcoming theme week in school which will be titled ‘Healthy me…’. Have a look at some of the possible ideas that we are planning to share with the school. Keep a look out on our blog for more details.

6.5.21- Zoom call with Blind Football Team

Today we have kick started our ‘Caring In The Community Project’. We were very lucky to be joined by Andy who voluntary referees a blind football team. He told us all about his involvement with the upcoming Olympics In Beijing- How exciting and what an unmissable opportunity! He told us all about the work that he does with the team and explained how the sports is adapt to meet the needs of the player including hearing the bell inside of the football and even some signs used during the match.

After the Zoom we asked some questions to become more knowledgeable about what benefit voluntary work can have on our own wellbeing. Andy explained that he had experienced hearing difficulties and knew what it was like to feel exclusion. This drove his passion to want to become involved with players that are visually impaired so that they too could share his passion with the sport.

Here are some of the questions that the team asked. One child was curious as to why Andy chose this career path and another asked Andy how long a match lasted?

Coming soon in the Summer Term…

Keep a look out for details about our up and coming Zoom call with Beka who is a local musician to Nottingham. She has toured the world gracing others with her beautiful voice and inspiring others with a way to deal with their emotions. We can not wait to finally get together as a team and learn a new strategy for improving our overall wellbeing!

Now that we are back at school, we can not wait to conduct some more pupil voice to see how changes can be made across school. I wonder what brilliant ideas the children will come up with this time?

 

Keeping People Company during Lockdown

As part of our intentions this year the School Council wanted to reach out to help support members of our local community. As a result members wrote letters to the local cares homes to cheer them up during lock down as we thought they would appreciate some company. Have a read below of Megan’s letter. There is also a picture of some of the replies that we received that clearly cheered up the residents.

Charity Events

We think it is really important to hear what the children of Rise Park have to say and so always ask for their ideas first! Additionally, the School Council are really trying to take ownership of all of the letters and communications that they send out to parents, staff members and other children. Have a look at the letter that they wrote with all of the important information on.

 

You will already know that we donated the money raised for our non uniform day to Emmanuel House Homeless charity earlier on in the year. Our School Council representative Isabella in year three helped to lead a Zoom call with this charity to learn more about the work they complete in our community.  Here are some quotes from the children about what they enjoyed most about this lesson.

Isabella said ‘I learnt lots about why people lose their homes and how the staff there help them’.

Jude said ‘ I think it is really sad that people not have clean clothes or soaps so it is really great that they have people to help other’.

Rainbow Pizza Party

The School Council would like to make dinner times a little different and as a result are hosting a one off dinner time party. They held discussions with their individual classes about the types of themes they would like to use and the types of foods they would like. Ideas ranged from fake away Chinese or Indian banquets to outdoor picnics which are all to mention only a few. However, after analysing the responses across school there was one clear winner requested by lots of children. Pizza proved very popular and the children were very keen to decorate the hall using Rainbow colours which is a lovely idea that links closely to the current COVID- 19 situation we face.

On Thursday 1st October 2020 Rise Park will be hosting a Rainbow Pizza Party at lunchtime. We would really love it if every child would choose to eat a school dinner on this day so that we can come together and celebrate.

There will also be an exciting opportunity for the children to enter a design a cupcake competition. The winner for each key stage will have their design baked by the cook and will be the dessert option at the party.  A letter will soon be given to your child with more details about this event.

Newsletters

School Council Newsletter Summer 1 2021

School Council Newsletter Autumn 2 2020   Please donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/riseparkchristmasjumperday