Junior School Pupil Groups

Ladysmith ‘Rights Respecting School Council’

Our school council is a group of pupils elected by their classmates to represent their opinions and raise issues with teachers, Mr Broad and Mr Wilkinson. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils and is tasked with promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child.

To be effective, the school council must:

  • Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible
  • Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
  • Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views
  • Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!

So far, our School Council have:

  • Collected children’s questions about the new school building
  • Completed a tour of the new school
  • Spoken in assembly about what they saw on the tour
  • Attended a Refugee Workshop and fed this information back to their class

Wildlife Champions

During the Autumn Term, our Wildlife Champions have been busily building bird boxes and mini-bug hotels to create a more wild-life friendly environment in our school grounds. Using their newly learnt skills from the Wildlife Champions’ Conference and some help from Andy Hawkins, the Wildlife Champions have used drills and saws to make wooden bird boxes and suspended, bamboo bug hotels.

Later this term, the year 3 and 4 Wildlife Champions will work with Paul Martin to create a large bug hotel from pallets. In the coming year, there will be opportunities for the year 5 and 6 children to work with Paul Martin and for all of the Wildlife Champions to get involved with sowing wild flower seeds.

We have plans to put up information and identification charts for insects, birds and plants to increase whole school awareness of Wildlife in our school grounds and other projects will evolve as the year goes on.

 

Ladysmith Sports Leaders

Once children reach Year 6, they have the opportunity to become a Sports Leader.

Sports Leaders run lunch time games and activities in the playground for Year 3 and 4 children. 

The initiative is designed to:

  • Involve children in group games
  • Ensure playtimes are fun and enjoyable
  • Develop skills in responsibility and leadership

We currently have 12 Sports Leaders.  In order to become a Sports Leader, children have to complete an application form and then attend a training session at St Luke’s Science and Sports College. 

So far, the Sports Leaders have:

  • Attended training
  • Agreed on a timetable of responsibilities
  • Begun to set up competitions and events at lunchtimes