Today, pupils from every class participated in Wear it Wild Day. The purpose of the day was raise awareness about animal extinction and pupils have undertaken a variety of activities during the day to help them learn about this crucial topic. The children dressed-up in suitable ‘animal clothing’ and donated £1 to WWF in order to try and help this wonderful cause. Below is a Flipagram video made by pupils from Mr Cooper’s Y6 class. Further photographs and work will follow ASAP!
On Tuesday 16th October 2012, sixteen lucky pupils were chosen to represent St. Philip’s on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London. Organised by the School Council, the purpose of the day was to visit the Houses of Parliament and meet our local MP, Graham Stringer. As part of the day, Mr Barrett kindly arranged for the pupils to go on the London Eye, visit Buckingham Palace and undertake a tour of the Houses of Parliament – where they were fortunate enough to watch a live debate! Before meeting the MP, pupils participated in a ‘democracy workshop’, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to Mr Barrett for such as fantastic day!
The School Council have been hard at work for the past few weeks campaigning around school and during assemblies for our school to become greener!
Last week was National Waste Week and the School Council was hard at work again but this time they were asking all pupils to get involved. Every class did their part to make our school greener. We recycled paper and plastic and even food. The school Council gave out lots of stickers and this week they will announce the ‘Greenest Class Award’ so keep trying hard, the School Council is always watching!
School Council members have finally been elected by their peers in classes around the school. All members are presented with a prestigious badge which they can wear proudly on their ties. This year, the group will focus on planning ideas for the outdoor area near to the bottom playground as well working towards an Eco-Award. More news will follow as it happens so watch this space…
Every year pupils are given the opportunity to campaign for the chance to represent their class on the School Council. Its members meet as a group, led by Miss Roberts, to suggest and discuss potential changes and improvements for St. Philip’s RC. The above video is a demonstration of the ‘election’ process which takes place within each class.