We are proud to have an active School Council at Ghost Hill Infant School. Each class elects two members to represent them on the School Council. These children then report back and collect ideas from their class.
The council meets once a fortnight to talk about whole school issues and new ideas for our School. These ideas are then shared with the Senior Leadership in the School. The School Council is supported by Mrs Tubb.
We raise money to support our two sponsored children in Ghana and encourage our classes to bring in items to help fill Shoe Boxes to support families in need across Europe.
The School council is very busy across the school year. In November we came to school in fancy dress and collected small change to raise a total of £400 for Children in Need. In December we collected sugar to support homeless families across Norfolk, as well as essentials for local residents in care homes so they could have a gift at Christmas.
During the spring term we take part in the RSPB big school bird watch, counting the birds in our school and submitting our data to the RSPB. We also have lots ideas for celebrating Book Week every March.
We always support Red Nose Day, and our record amount raised during Comic Relief week is £533!
We recently purchased new equipment for our playground including a basketball net and small world farm set. We also purchased caterpillars and nets for each class to observe the life cycle of a butterfly at close range. We have also chosen a suggestion box for the school, so other children in the school can share their ideas with us.
Above is a picture of our current school council members.
Ghost Hill supported Reverend Seabrook in collecting lots of food for local families in and around Taverham who do not have enough food of their own. The School Council presented the MASSIVE box of donations on 15th October to Reverend Seabrook. Thank you everyone who contributed to the collection, your support enables families to eat a nutritious meal.
The school council decided on the theme for Children in Need: yellow, spots, and people who help us. They also designed and made collection boxes for each class to donate money for the charity. We raised a fantastic total of £282.04!
Chris Wilson-Town visited our School Council to discuss the proposed new development for Taverham. Chris is part of the Taverham Parish Council steering group who have produced a Neighbourhood Plan (see map below) and questionnaire. He shared these plans with our School Council and asked for their opinions. He was keen to find out what they would spend money on to make the Taverham area better.
On Monday 3rd February members of the school council went to Ghost Hill Wood to help the woodland volunteers plant some trees. We planted some Field Maple and Spindle trees, digging holes and making sure all the roots went in to help them grow. Later we looked online to find out what the trees will look like when they grow.