The School Learning Councillors will propose and take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers and identify and help to remove barriers to learning.
The objectives of the School Learning Council are to help pupils:
- enjoy and feel empowered by their education
- feel that their school responds to their needs and views
- have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them
- have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place
- develop life skills through participation
The School Learning Council will be led by Mrs H Cape and consist of pupils who are elected representatives from each class. For the academic year 2018/2019 it will be a Council of 13 elected members.
Members of the School Learning Council will:
- talk to their class and other members of the School Learning Council about things that are affecting pupils
- share and take forward ideas for improving the school
Visit by Sandy Martin MP
Sandy Martin is the MP for Ipswich. He is 61 years old and his birthday is 2nd May. It took Sandy 40 years to get a point across that he first announced in his university interview!
Freya asked Sandy the colour of his toothbrush and we were delighted to hear that he couldn’t remember!
Sandy talked about plastic waste and how he wants people to use plastic only when necessary and not for most things. He also said he uses his own cups to save on plastic waste.
Amelia asked whether Ipswich is safe. Sandy said it was very safe compared with some unfortunate places. His idea to solve knife crime is to get more police and support younger children so that they say NO! He believes that knife crime is mainly caused by people from London who deal drugs, reaching younger people in Ipswich.