School Council Forum at Mark Academy - Friday 25th Jan 2019
The School Councils from Mark, East Brent and Lympsham met up at Mark to discuss a whole load of rubbish! Well, how to reduce, reuse and recycle it really. We discussed those things we currently do recycle and how we can increase this. We learned about how we could recycle many things from pens to crisp packets and even contact lenses. We shared our success in having changed our milk delivery, saving some 5000 small cartons a year from going into landfill.
We then took part in workshops to weave with old plastic bags that could be used to make mats and rugs. We made posters to tell people about recycling and Ecobricks and then made Ecobricks out of plastic bottles and rubbish. We found out about a project in Grove Park in Weston where they were using these bricks to make new compost bins and we thought it would be a good idea to try and help out.
We had a fantastic time at Mark, made new friends and learned loads. We then shared this with our friends back at Lympsham in a Collective Worship where we challenged them all to make some Ecobricks.
If you want to learn more about what you can recycle then go to https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/
If you want to make Ecobricks then go to the Ecobrick site and join the Lympsham Academy Community and register your bricks as you make them.
If you want to know more speak to Mr Bishop, he is always happy to talk rubbish!!
The School Council - 2018 -19
Introducing the school council for this school year.....
Latest News - Friday 18th May
Today we hosted the Schools Council from Mark and East Brent schools for a joint meeting. It was fantastic to welcome everyone to the school and we had lots of interesting discussions about the work we have done. We also shared ideas and thought about ways in which we can help each other in future. We are hoping that this will be the first of regular meetings between the schools. Please have a read of the minutes below.
Empathy Collective Worship
25.4.18 - Today we gave a collective worship on Empathy. Using our acting and presentation skills we helped Mr Bishop explain to the whole school about Empathy. We told the story of Mitali the Elephant and how we could try and understand how he feels so we could help him. In doing this we also found a number of ways in which an elephant could be very useful around the school; watering plants, giving showers, getting things out of trees and remembering important things were just a few of them. In fact the children came up with so many ideas that we are thinking of getting one...wonder how much they cost?
In the Autumn Term, the School Council has been working out how we can 'Make a Difference'. Already we have consulted with the whole school about what everybody would like to do to make their playground area a better place to play. Each class had a vote on which ideas they thought were best and we collected all this data; we then told Mrs Roberston what everybody would like. Some of these have already been put in place (see photos below), whilst others will be here soon.
We have also discussed road safety and how we could make the road outside the school a safer place. We decided that some lights and signs, telling traffic to slow down, would help and then wrote to the Parish Council and the local MP Mr James Heappey to ask them to support us. We also got a chance to speak to him face to face when he visited our Friday Collective Worship before Christmas.