School Council Meeting 05.10.18

In this meeting we talked about what we would each like to do as school council members and came up with some brilliant ideas. We discussed what school council members should do and that we need to listen to other children in our class and act upon their ideas, too.

We also received out shiny new badges!


School Council Election

The children in each class gave speeches this week to explain why they would make good School Council representatives. Each class then voted for their new School Council members by putting their votes into a ballet box. The votes were then counted and the new members were announced.



School Jumper Consultation

The school council members met with Mrs Olsen, one of our school governors, to talk about the possibility of changing the colour of our school jumpers in the future to purple. We put lots of good ideas across to Mrs Olsen and she said that the school will consult the parents to find out what they think. We can’t wait to find out what the outcome is!

South Tyneside Food Bank

The school council members decided to have an ‘American Independence Day’ themed lunch on 4th July to raise money for Hope and Hospitality Food Bank. As a school we raised £60 in total. The school council members received a lovely certificate for their efforts.

School Council Meeting 02.07.18

The school council members have been discussing our school uniform and thought that it might be nice to change it to purple to fit in with our school’s colour scheme. They wrote a lovely letter to the governors, asking them to consider their views.

Running Track

The School Council members and some of the other children in school helped to create a brilliant display in our school corridor to tell visitors all about our running track. Our school also featured in the local newspaper this week. Read all about it here:

Running Track

The children at Monkton Infants School have been celebrating the installation of a brand new running track. The running track was launched by the School Council members who initiated the project after collecting the views of the children in school to find out how we could improve our school and become even more of a ‘healthy school’. Two school members from each class collected data from surveys and questionnaires regarding the design and implementation of the running track. They decided to allocate a specific time each day for each class to complete a ‘daily run’. The children can run at their own pace and will be encouraged to complete one mile over course of the week

    The aim of running track is not just to support the children’s physical fitness, but to improve concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing of the pupils. All of the children are thrilled with the running track and are really looking forward to using it everyday!

School Council Meeting 06.03.18

Mr Walker from South Tyneside Catering Service visited our school council members today to discuss our school dinners. He told the children all about the ‘Healthy Food Plate’ and they had lots of fun working together to sort the different types of food onto the correct part of the plate.

The school council members then talked about the healthy food they like on the current school menu, as well as the food they would like to see added to the menu. Mr Walker was very helpful and listened to all of their suggestions. He is going to make a draft of the final lunchtime menu and send it to the school council so that they can see what has been changed. Everyone is so excited to see the new menu!

School Council Meeting 20.02.18

In this meeting, the school council members thought about ways that they could change the school lunchtime menu to make it healthier. They decided that they would ask the children in their class what they would like to see on the menu and then discuss their findings with Mr Walker at South Tyneside Catering Service.

School Council Meeting 24.01.18

In this meeting the School Council members met up to discuss the results of the questionnaires that they had previously sent to each class to find out the children’s views on what sort of running track we should get for the school. The children came up with lots of great ideas for our running track and chose the most popular design, colour and layout for the track.