Layer Up Day will take place on the Friday 25th of November.
by William S, School Councillor
On Layer Up Day, we will be raising money for sleeping bags that homeless people can use at The 999 Club in the very cold winter. All we want you to do is help us by taking part in our fundraising events for people that don’t have a shelter!
It costs £1 minimum to take part in Layer Up Day.
Remember we want to keep people safe for the winter. Each sleeping bag costs £20 and will be used in The 999 Club Winter Shelter. We want you to support the homeless community and to help people less fortunate then us.
It is extremely important to help other people that have less than us. Therefore, we hope you will participate in the event.
In School Council we have been talking about the Friendship Bench. A Friendship Bench is when you have a dilemma and you want some help. You can go there to discuss your problem and make new friends. You can also go there to help others and make new friends. You can bring someone along with you to talk about your differences and similarities.
It could be a place for you to fix your problems or maybe you are just a bit bored or have no one to play with and want a bit of help. It’s a good place to make new friends that make you smile and if you want a place to think things through that may get you stressed you can go to the Friendship Bench to do it. The bench will be the round bench near the story shack or the football cage, but we are thinking about moving it. So remember the Friendship Bench is there to help with your worries and make you smile!
In today’s meeting we were looking at things to add to the school meals. We were visited by Chris from the kitchen and 2 people from Chartwells. We have be changing the school recipes to add a food that is appropriate for our school community to eat.
“I think you could make the meals fun, to encourage children to try food that they have not had before.”
RESPONSE: There is a 2 week menu with a selector menu, so they can include children’s ‘favourites’ if that’s what they want. “Can we tell our class mate that we have done some changes in some sheets and that we are going to have new things to eat?”
“Do you have a break when you make the school meals?”
“What if someone doesn’t want their food?”
RESPONSE: Anyone is entitled to any of the 3 dishes on the menu. “Could we have National Food Days?” RESPONSE: We sort of do that, e.g. with Chinese and Indian days. With the new menu, there will be more tailored options for your school. We could fit in with what some classes are learning. “When do you get a sandwich option?”
RESPONSE: Tuesday and Thursdays “Could we have a box of suggestions in which you could ask for a specific dish?”
RESPONSE: There is a folder where you can vote for a dish. But not everyone knows about it! “Could we have a cool box of something were we could save the food from today?”
RESPONSE: Cooked food in school cannot be carried over to the next day. “There are quite a lots of yoghurts. Can there be something else like biscuits?”
RESPONSE: We have to offer yoghurt every day. “Sometimes we quite for quite long and by the time we get to the front, the thing has run out (Like chocolate fudge cake).” RESPONSE: We need to provide 2 hot dishes daily but you could report to Chris.
“There is too much cheese on the pizza.”
RESPONSE: Write it down in the green book for Chris. “Can the summer bring more summery menus?”
RESPONSE: We are dropping custard in the new menu.
We are writing this blog to tell you why Edmund Waller School supports the 999 Club. As you know, we have been supporting this Club for nearly 2 years and already we have raised a lot of money!
As Year 6s, we can already see how much of a difference our school has made and how much effort has been put in. we have also noticed that it helps younger children to understand the difficulties of life and ways to solve it.
Over the 2 years we have loads of fun with the fundraising activities.
The School Council has been working hard to encourage their classmates to blog. You will notice that there has been much more activity on the blogs this year. The Councillors’ next mission is to encourage children to make appropriate blog comments under posts.
They practised writing their own comments during the School Council meeting and created this list of TOP TIPS for writing effective comments:
Only write messages that you would want everyone to read.
Make sure your comment is positive –otherwise keep it in our head.
Make sure your comment is sensible
Notice exactly what the blog is about and offer some praise – Name it!
Short snappy comments are easy to write and easy to read.
You can also write longer comments or start a good conversation in the comments section
Have a look at your child’s class blog with them. You could support them by helping them to comment on a post of their choice.