Linking Voices

 

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At Rose Green Infant School we believe all children should have the opportunity to help contribute to and support the decisions made in school by the grown ups. Therefore all of the children in the school form our School Council. This is led by our deputy head teacher Mrs Sugden who also leads a weekly assembly linked to the projects involving the whole School Council.

One representative from each class is the ‘Linking Voice’ and is the link between the children in their class, the Governors, the head teacher Mrs Holloway, the School Business Manager Mrs Jenner, the Caretaker Mr Charlton as well as the children in the rest of the school. The ‘Linking Voice’ for each class will be changed every term.  Click here to see our current ‘Linking Voices’.

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Every fortnight each class holds a ‘Class Council Meeting’ and then the following week ideas from these meetings are discussed at the ‘Linking Voice Meetings’, also held fortnightly.

The whole School Council and Linking Voices started in January 2016 and so far this year projects have included…

Rules for a Happy Lunchtime.  Click here to see a copy.Fairtrade logo

Fairtrade Fortnight with 100 children attending a Fairtrade Breakfast.  This was really successful and click here for the article that appeared in the Bognor Observer on 24th March 2016. For further information on the Fairtrade organisation click the logo. We repeated this successful event in March 2017 and appeared in the press again!

Goats – Following on from an idea discussed at the FAB locality School Council day 2015, each class came up with their own way of fundraising to buy a goat for a family in a third world country. The original target of 10 goats was smashed and by July 2016 we had raised goatenough money for 31 goats! The children showed a really good understanding of what benefits a goat would bring to a family e.g. the milk to drink or sell, the manure to help their crops grow, the future goat kids to sell or pass on to another family.  Click on the goat for further information on how much each class raised.

Rules for a Happy Assembly.  Click here to see a copy.

FAB School Council Day 2016 – Three representatives from the school spent the day with school council members from all 16 FAB locality schools and learnt about the rights of the child. They have shared and discussed what they learnt in assembly to the rest of Key Stage 1.

Ideas for new Playground markings – The children have been very involved in helping to design their new playground markings. The Linking Voices have met the representatives from the company and shared their class’s ideas with them. We are very happy to now have the new markings to play on in our playground.

Dragons – The whole school voted for the new names for our fantastic new dragons. They are Flame and Nightshade and a sign will be coming soon.

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In the Summer 2017 each class raised money for roof tiles for our local church St Thomas a Beckett in Pagham. Each class thought of their own way to raise the money for 3 tiles and we ended up donating enough money for 31 roof tiles.  More details at paghamchurch.org

Projects coming soon….

How can we tidy up our school grounds? The Linking Voices are going to meet with Mr Charlton and ask him to help with the list of jobs all of the children in their Class Council Meetings have come up with.

The Rights of the Child – We are all very lucky as we have a warm home, food to eat, time to play, an education and medicines if we are unwell. Can we help to support children who have not got the right to play or don’t have a warm home or access to medicine?