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Polling Day 2019

Children took part in another Springbank Polling day today where we voted for our Chair and Vice Chair of school council. All children from year 1 - 6 had the opportunity to cast two votes about the person they believe would best represent their interests in school council. Eight Year 6s put themselves forward and were really brave in giving a speech to explain why they would be good in these positions. The children had some brilliant ideas which made deciding who to vote for on polling day really difficult! Democracy in action!


The successful Year 6 candidates will then interview children to see who will make up our school council. 

Year in Review - 2018 - 2019 

School council has worked really hard this year and managed to make some brilliant changes to make Springbank even better. 


Here's some of the achievements we've made this year: 

  • New anti-bullying children's policy. 
  • Children consulted on the new adventure playground equipment. 
  • Children discussed ideas for next year's clubs. These have gone to staff to help plan clubs for next year. 
  • Charity days: Children in need and Red nose day. 
  • Organised Springbank's got talent


Next year we are working on a number of big ideas which we want to put in place. School council will form the steering group as well and work with Miss Woods on our Rights Respecting Award. 

Anti-Bullying Campaign 

School council have looked closely at our anti-bullying work this half term. We looked at our anti-bullying policy and began to think of ways which we could make it more accessible to everyone in school. From this, we decided to run a competition to design our very own anti-bullying super hero for Springbank! We ran a competition across school and every child in school was given some time to design a super hero which could support children in learning more about anti-bullying. 


Well done to Sophie who designed our winning super hero! She designed Speak Up! This design was then given to an illustration who created a cartoon image from Sophie's brilliant design. 


We then created our anti-bullying policy, thinking about what the children needed to know. Throughout this process, school council was consulted to see what they thought was needed to help children stop bullying in Springbank. These can now seen all around school. 

Visit from a councillor

Our newly elected school council had a brilliant time in their first meeting of the year, meeting a local councillor and seeing how our job relates to theirs. They put forward some really interesting questions to Councillor Peter Carlill and thought hard about how we can use the tips we learned and apply it to our job as school councillors. 

Election day 2018 

The whole school became involved in a polling day today as part of our elections for chair and vice chair of our school council. Everyone took the voting very seriously and ensured that they considered all the candidates and what they were proposing for our school. Well done, Springbank!