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Welcome to the school council section of our website. Your school council members for this year are:

 

Year R – Cleo & Youssef

Year 1- Eddie & Alayah

Year 2 – Alfie & Sienna 

Year 3 - Alfie H & Ava L

Year 4 – Jo & Mia P

Year 5 – Hayden & Mia

Year 6 – Marc & Ayana 

 

Chair - Lilli 

Artwork for Brookvale

At Sinclair, we are passionate about supporting others. Following Christmas, we have been thinking about people within our community and places that provide sanctuary for them. We have been thinking about the elderly and how at this time of year the Christmas lights disappear and the days are still cold, wet and dark. It made us think about how challenging it must be to get outside and enjoy nature at this time. We reached out to Brookvale Care Home and asked them if they would be interested in some artwork we have created that focuses on ‘bringing the outside in’ and adding some colour to their residential home.

 

‘I’m happy that we’ve done this so that people in the care home can enjoy it and have it to cheer them up. It’s kind to make a difference.’

 

Evie, Year 5

Our house captains created a theme and generated ideas to share with their house with Mrs Morgan. Read on to find out more about what we have been up to…

 

‘We wanted the 4 house pieces to look similar but have their own unique design. We wanted the pieces to be bright and abstract. Something that people could look at for a long time and see something new each time.’

Lilli - School council chair

 

The children considered that 4 separate pieces would mean that the pieces could be displayed together or in different places within the home, depending on what they needed. We wanted to include 4 keywords that represent sanctuary and for everyone to take part. The children felt passionate about something where we could all contribute together. The house captains decided upon the themed words of: joy, hope, care and peace.’

Mrs Morgan

 

We have shared images of the pieces being created with Brookvale and their residents. We hope that they enjoyed hearing about what we were up to as much as we have enjoyed creating it!

 

 Our final pieces

 

‘We were hoping to show peace through a forest scene. Being in nature is calming because of the peace. We hoped that the animals would be interesting made from different colours. You have to look closely to see them.’

Maisie - Test house captain

‘We chose a tree and we wanted to show that although it might be bare, many things still rely on the nature and there are beautiful things there.’

Malek - Itchen house captain

 

‘Our piece focused on Care. We are passionate about people caring for each other and the world we live in.’

Olivia - Hamble house captain

 

‘Our piece was Joy. We wanted our image to remind the residents of happy memories and holidays. We wanted to remind them of joyful moments and that our picture might help them to connect with this feeling.’

Chiquita - Beaulieu house captain

 

We are excited to receive an update from the residents and carers at Brookvale care home and we can’t wait to see how they have displayed our artwork!

January 30

 

On Monday 30th January the school councillors from all three schools in our partnership met up for our termly meeting at Highfield House. We were lucky enough to have Mrs Anderson, who works at Swaythling Primary School, come speak to us becoming a School of Sanctuary. She taught us what the difference is between a refugee and an asylum seeker and informed us about the steps that we must take in order to become a School of Sanctuary. As a group, we came up with ideas to make our school a safe and welcoming environment and have plans to share our vision with our school and the wider community.


In the afternoon, we spoke about how we can conserve energy in our schools and in the community. We have decided to have an Eco Day which we will be planning for the summer term. In our conference today, we came up with the rules that we would like to impose to help us save energy.

Today we went to Highfield House for our school council meeting. The school councillors from all three schools across Mrs Montague’s partnership were there.

 

 

We had a very fun and exciting day where we made some new friends whilst taking part in some school council related activities. We thought about the qualities that made a good school councillor and we discussed the contribution that pupil voice has in our school.

 

 

We also came up with many ideas on how to make our schools a better place. Together we came up with an action plan for each school that we will take back to our classes so that they can give us more suggestions on how we can continue with our projects. Some of the things we would like to improve include our green space, an energy saving scheme and adding a gardening area to our school.

 

 

We look forward to working on these ideas throughout the year.

 

Written by School Council

 

The school council meets every fortnight with Miss Silverman to discuss actions you would like to happen in our school. We then make decisions based on your suggestions.

 

Below are the minutes from these meetings:

We also meet termly with our partnership schools, Holy Family Primary School and Bitterne Park Primary School.

 

Every class has a suggestion box in their class for you to put your suggestions in. We will then discuss your suggestions in our school council meetings.

 

What would you like to happen in our school? Remember, your voice counts!

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