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 new sponsored children in Northern Ghana and Afar in Addis Ababa and encourage our classes to bring in items to help fill Shoe Boxes to support families in need across Europe and in the local area.
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.
We always support Red Nose Day, and our record amount raised during Comic Relief week is £533!
As a school council we try and get involved in lots of things that help make the school the best it can be. We helped to interview the new headteacher and thought of some very challenging questions to make sure that they were as excited to be a part of the school as we are.
Above is a picture of our current school council members.
Each term the classes vote for their school council representative and the children then have the opportunity to represent the school and help make lots of positive impact on the school grounds, influence the different clubs and activities on offer and help shape the school to be the very best it can be.
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 amount of donations to Reverend Seabrook to distribute from St Edmunds Church. 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 Pudsey Bear. The School Council also held a colouring competition to encourage more donations! The prize winners can be seen below can be seen below. Well done everyone :)
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.