The School Council
Eden Park has a very busy School Council with class members from across the school who have been elected democratically to represent the views of the class at regular meetings.
The Council is split into working parties to complete projects created by them which address the views of the pupil body and work towards whole school improvement priorities.
This term, the working parties are completing the following projects:
Roger Respect Lunchtimes
Children have asked for improvements on the playgrounds at lunchtime, which they believe will lead to even happier children who show great respect to others.
The working party are meeting with MDAs; designing new play zones; budgeting and ordering new equipment; setting up new peer mediator roles in KS2; setting up new Play Leader roles in KS1 and 2.
Garden of Eden Paradise
Children have asked for the redesigning and reopening of the Garden of Eden.
The working party are investigating options for fixing the slide; designing and creating a den building area; designing and creating a picnicking area; designing and creating a wildlife area; investigating options for clearer boundaries; budgeting for renewing worn fake grass areas.
Tadpoles’ Outdoor Area
This area is on our School Improvement Plan to improve the space for the 2 year old nursery.
The working party are interviewing Mrs Fisher about possible improvements to the Tadpoles’ outdoor area; liaising with the School Business Manager and PTA to ascertain available budget; deciding on improvements, working within the budget; planning and leading improvements; designing and creating a mural wall showing all of the classes in the school.
Stop the litter!
Children would like there to be less litter left around the school.
The working party are surveying litter in the school grounds and identifying problem areas; researching how other schools reduce litter; planning and leading improvements.
The children would like to review the meals and choices on offer and make the eating area more inviting. They would like to encourage children to be respectful and polite in the café.
The working party are starting a ‘Kids’ Choice’ competition so that children can design some meals for sale in the café; introducing condiments on Fridays; working with Mrs Clayton to make improvements to the café environment; introducing a ‘Top Table’ incentive for children who have shown our school values at lunchtimes.
Keep up to date with the progress of each project by looking at the School Council Project Display at the bottom of the year 3 and 4 steps.