School Council representatives from Years 1 to 6 meet regularly to share information and plan new initiatives aimed at improving our school. Together, the council recently drafted the following job description for a Playtime Pal:
"A Playtime Pal must display good behaviour at all times. He/she must be reliable, helpful and trustworthy. He/she will be happy, enjoy their role and have lots of good ideas for games. Vigilance is required at all times to make sure nobody is lonely or upset He /she must be respectful to both people and equipment and have good knowledge of the behaviour policy. Commitment is essential".
As a result, we now have a number of trained Playtime Pals assisting on the playground during the longer lunchtime breaks.
The school council also recently enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with their friends on St Mary's School Council. They travelled to St Mary's Primary Catholic Primary School in Scarisbrick to meet them. The staff and children at St Mary’s gave a lovely warm welcome and had some great activities planned which gave the children the opportunity to get to know each other. They had a tour of the school, did some joint planning activities and enjoyed playtime together. We are very grateful to St Mary's for their hospitality and look forward to inviting them back to Summerhill soon.