St. Anne's Catholic Primary School, Ormskirk

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22nd May 18
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School Council

Our School Council

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At St. Anne’s we are proud of our School Council as it represents the views and opinions of the most important people in the school: our children.

Children from each year group were democratically chosen this February by their class to represent the views of the whole class at the council meetings. It is a great compliment to the children who were chosen and they have many plans for the coming year.

 

So far this year, members have worked with their class to feedback views on:

  • fundraising ideas for the books for the school library
  • road safety outside school

They have also welcomed their local Councillor and have taken part in Assemblies.

 

Our school council members are:

 

Year two:             Lily Long and Alexa Ablett

Year three:           Maisie Charnock and Matthew Beswick

Year four:            Carys Rostron and Lewis Tinsley

Year five              Iris Fearon and Gabrielle Middleton

Year six               Ollie Towler and Rosa Barker

 

The Chair is Ollie Towler and the Vice Chair Gabrielle Middleton. They are responsible for setting the aganda and running the School Council Meetings.

The Secretary is Lewis Tinsley and the Treasurer is Carys Rostron.

MODESHIFT STARS

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The School Council are working towards the Bronze level certificate with Modeshift Stars, a National schools' award scheme that recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable methods of travel.

Each class have completed a survey to identify how children currently travel to school.

The Infant Classes recently took part  in the "Art of STARS" competition.

The winners were Lily Long (Year 2), Gabrielle Brindle (Year 1) and Genevieve Lai (Reception).

 

RECYCLE FOR SCHOOL DAY

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The School Council  ‘recycle 4 school’ day was held on Friday 23rd February. This was a great opportunity to show that we as a school care about the environment, ethics and sustainability. The event was a great success and raised funds of £196.50 for the Junior and Infant Playgrounds!

 

SANTA FUN RUN

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In the last week of the Autumn term, we organised a whole school Santa Dash around the Junior playground.

Each year group set their own challenge to complete a number of laps - some children managed 15 laps!!

We were absolutely amazed that we raised just over £2050 and will use the money to benefit our outdoor playtimes!

Children's Safety

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The council recently compiled a questionnaire for parents to complete with the aim of improving road safety outside school.

Parents responded with some great ideas which they hope to use in the school road safety action plan.

The year group with the most responses was  Year Five....they now have the task of deciding how to spend their £100 prize!!

Safety Questionnaire Suggestions from Parents

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SUGGESTIONS MADE BY PARENTS

 

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Allocated parking- Morrisons (Permit or deal with coffee)- Park and Stride/walking bus

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Allocated parking- parish centre- park and Stride/walking bus

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Parish centre car park- increase this and ensure spaces need line markings defined

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School bus- children living distance away

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Speak to offenders directly and put Fines on windows- put it towards PTA

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Regular patrols- traffic warden/ police/ parent volunteers/ parking Marshalls

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Coned area

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Cycle/Walk to school awards- publicise on Social media

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Yellow A board warning signs- “Parking here endangers lives” “No dropping off here”

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“Slow Down for Bobby” banner

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Posters/ banners designed by children

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Name and shame in the newsletter/website

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Provide a bike/ scooter shed – do Mersey travel still sponsor these?

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Increase area that has double yellow lines/ zigzags- make whole road no parking

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Double red lines- no stopping area

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Build / extend car parking facilities

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One way traffic system

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Cycle lane/ route

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Car sharing

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Unlock gates in time to reduce congestion outside school

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Stop parents crossing at mini roundabout

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Managed Drop off area/ alternative drop off points

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Stagger drop off times, particularly on wet days

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Stagger drop of times- infants and juniors/ different year groups

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Start school earlier

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Parking charter- parents to sign- parents display car sticker

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Walk to school week/ day- reward or weekly trophy eg Walk on Wednesday

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Sponsored walk to school

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LEDs on Pelican crossing

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Lollipop lady by A59 crossing

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St Anne’s Church should charge for parking to deter driving

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Wheel clamping

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Incentivise walking to school, especially older children- house points

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Access to school from back of Junior field- use as a drop off point

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Access for blue badge holders in school car park

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Raise as an issue at New Intake Meeting

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Railings directly outside school

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Revert to junior children coming out of school from two exits points

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Have someone on playground from 8am so parents can drop off

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Hold a safety course/ campaign at school

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Speed limits

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Introduce CCTV outside school

Safety Questionnaire Response Rate

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QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE RATE

Class 1

5

Year 1

17

Class 2

12

Class 3

18

Year 2

31

Class 4

13

Class 5

18

Year 3

29

Class 6

11

Class 7

26

Year 4

46

Class 8

20

Class 9

29

Year 4

54

Class 10

25

Class 11

18

Year 5

59

Class 12

41

Class 13

6

Year 6

19

Class 14

13

Book Fair

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The Council organised a Book Fair in May selling donations of unwanted books. This raised £120 which will be used to buy new books for the Junior library!