Button Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M23 0ND

0161 945 1965

Button Lane Primary School

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2013-14 School council

 Have a look at some of the superb things our school council did in 2013-14!

Meet Your School Council

Miah Renshaw - Class 1 Grace Bailey - Class 2 Eleanor Gough - Class 3
 Luke Knott - Class 4  Summer Mee - Class 5  Isaac Bryan - Class 5
     
 Saul McIntrye - Class 6  Ashton Mee - Class 7  Joel Hume - Class 8
     
 Tamzin Gair - Class 9  Jessica Livert - Class 10  Rylee Whittaker - Class 11
     
 Katie Midgeley - Class 12  Archie Evans - Palm Trees  Brooke Maguire - Willow Trees

 

Town Hall Visit - Part 1

Some of our school councillors wrote letters to our local councillor Sue Cooley to ask for the zebra crossing and yellow zig-zag markings outside our school to be re-painted. Although we had initially been told that there was no money in the budget for this, our letters changed the councillors’ mind and the markings will be re-painted in the next few months.

As a thank you for all of our hard work, school councillors Miah, Grace, Eleanor, Isaac, Jessica and Tamzin (along with Mrs Palmer and Miss Livert) were invited to Manchester Town Hall. We met with Councillor Sue Cooley, who gave us a tour, which included the main council chamber where all the important decisions are made. We even got to sit in the Lord Mayor’s chair! We also spoke to Councillor Kate Chappell, who is responsible for the city’s roads. We asked her lots of interesting questions and she has agreed to visit our school once the markings have been re-painted.

Town Hall Visit - Part 2

On 15th January 2014 we visited the Lord Mayor, Councillor Naeem Hassan, at the Town Hall. After he had told us all about the history of his position, the children asked him lots of questions about his work. Finally, he took us on a tour of his parlour, which included a large sitting room, three bedrooms (which are now used as offices) and a bathroom. We all left with a fantastic souvenir – a Lord Mayor pin for our jumpers!

Speed guns at the ready!

Nine members of the school council were chosen to take part in the traffic survey, using speed guns to monitor the speed of cars travelling on Button Lane past the school entrance. These were Miah, Grace, Luke, Eleanor, Summer, Saul, Isaac, Jessica and Tamzin.  The children also appeared in the Manchester Evening News.

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Meetings:

Click on the date to read the minutes from that meeting.

 

18th September 2013

8th October 2013

7th November 2013

 

School Council Meeting – 7th November 2013

 

What We Discussed

 

Quieter Lunchtimes - Update

School councillors have been giving out stickers to their classmates who have been quiet in the dining hall at lunchtime.  They all agree that it has made a bit of a difference.  Two councillors have been chosen to speak to the children during assemblies next week to encourage them to eat quietly at lunchtime.  Isaac will speak to the children in Key Stage 2, while Tamzin will address those in Key Stage 1.

 

Visit to the Lord Mayor

One of our recently elected School Governors, Mr Rainey, has invited us to visit the Lord Mayor, Councillor Naeem ul Hassan,  in his parlour at Manchester Town Hall. 11 school councillors from Year 2 – Year 6, along with Mrs Palmer and Miss Livert will make the trip on Wednesday 15th January 2014.

 

Anti-Bullying Week 18th-22nd November

Mrs Palmer has written a play to show the harm that can be caused by Cyberbullying, which will be acted out in assembly on Tuesday 12th November by school councillors, along with Holly Marshall and Alex Brailsford from Class 1.

Summer and her class mate Madison Ellams came up with the idea of putting up a big wall poster, which all the children can sign as long as they make a contribution (e.g. 10p) towards Anti-bullying Week.  Two wall posters will be put up, near to the junior toilets, and in the Key Stage 1 bay.

The new anti-bullying wristbands have arrived.  Saul and Isaac have counted them to make sure that we have enough for everyone.  They are also organising a competition for children in Key Stage 2 to design wristbands.

 

Zebra Crossing on Button Lane - Update

As you may remember, we agreed to send some letters to Manchester City Council to ask for the black and white markings on the zebra crossing to be re-painted.  Mrs Palmer posted the letters, written by Miah, Tamzin and Jessica, to our local councillor Sue Cooley.  Unfortunately, we haven’t yet received a reply.

 

Christmas Jumper Day

Mrs Palmer had a fantastic fundraising idea for Christmas.  She proposed that we have a Christmas Jumper day on 13th December (the same day as the Christmas Fayre).  Joel and Grace asked Mrs Joyce if we could do it, and she said yes!  Therefore, for a £1 donation, everyone is being asked to come into school in their most colourful Christmas jumpers. Half of the proceeds will go towards school funds, and the other half will go to our nominated charity Reuben’s Retreat.

 

School Council Meeting – 8th October 2013

 

What We Discussed

 

Zebra Crossing on Button Lane

We agreed that the black and white markings on the zebra crossing are too faint and need to be re-painted.  We are going to write letters to Manchester City Council asking for this to be done.

 

Fundraising for Reuben’s Retreat

Lots of ideas were discussed about activities the school council can organise in the future to raise money for this year’s supported charity, Reuben’s Retreat.  The children suggested a sponsored race, sponsored read, a cake sale and putting on a show.

 

Quieter Lunchtimes

Each school councillor has been given stickers, which they will hand out to their classmates who are quiet in the dining hall during lunchtime.  Miss Livert will order some more stickers, so that we can continue this throughout the year.

 

Anti-bullying Week

Luke, Eleanor, Isaac and Summer counted the anti-bullying wristbands to make sure we had the 360 that we need to make sure that each child can have one. Unfortunately, we only have 179, so Miss Livert will order some more.

 

Harvest

School Councillors have been asked to think about who should receive our harvest parcels.

 

Toilet monitors

Due to a few incidents in the junior toilets recently, Summer Ashton and Joel have been nominated as toilet monitors.  They will inform an adult if the floors are slippy or dirty, or if there are any other issues regarding health and safety.

 

School Council Meeting – 18th September 2013

What We Discussed

 

Nine members of the school council were chosen to take part in the traffic survey, using speed guns to monitor the speed of cars travelling on Button Lane past the school entrance. These were Miah, Grace, Luke, Eleanor, Summer, Saul, Isaac, Jessica and Tamzin.

 

The junior members of the school council have taken over the responsibility for selling fruit at playtime.  It was decided that Summer, Saul and Isaac would do the job for the remainder of the week.  After that, Luke and Eleanor would take over for the rest of the term.

 

 

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