We Day

Year 4 & 5 School Councillors with Mr Barrett and Mr Ephson


Today is We Day, a huge celebration of the young volunteers (that’s us) who have taken part in a year of local

and global action to help other people.

We met at school at 6:45 am, before making our way to Wembley Stadium by coach.

As we emerged from the coach at 8am, we were greeted by hordes of excited young people from all over the

country, all queuing eagerly to see and hear the activists, actors and performers who would take the stage

throughout the day. There was a tangible buzz in the air and we couldn’t wait for it to start. Then we did wait.

Until 9:45 am, when it was time for the countdown.

“10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 11,” shouted by 12,000-strong sea of students. Then grand opening…. Boris Johnson!

He kicked off the day with some energetic words of congratulations and encouragement.

The day was split into 4 ‘periods’, all teaching us about different aspects of EMPOWERMENT: economic,

technological, social and educational. All the way through, we were inspired by the stories of people who had

struggled to achieve success in life, people who have built charities to effect social change and young

visionaries who had dared to chase a dream to its fulfilment.

Every one of them was cheered on by the incredibly noisy crowd.

Aside from all we learned, we were treated to amazing performances by Sean Mendez,  Bars and Melody,

Connor Maynard, Mr Probz to name a few.

Last of all, and most importantly, we all made a pledge today. It was a pledge to put our energy into WE, not ME.

WE can affect poverty, inequality, injustice and make the world a better place.

Who is going to be the change?


Creating An Exciting New Menu at Edmund Waller

Full School Council Meeting

During the last school council meeting, councillors shared the feed back from their classes, about what they like

about school dinners and what could be improved


Salad bar – esp the cucumber and


There are two choices – main and


It is healthy

There is variety

Today, Angela the Operations Manager at Chartwells visited the School Council to talk about school meals at

Edmund Waller.

The councillors started by telling her their ideal school meals. She noticed that very few of the children

mentioned vegetables and explained that companies who provide school meals have to follow the government

Food Standards.

They also need to bear in mind some other factors, such as the equipment available in the kitchen and what

children like to eat. The councillors used this information to redesign their ideal school meals.

We will be talking with the Chartwell development chef and Angela will return in the Summer term to give the

school councillors a tour of the school kitchen.