Involving children in the life of school is very important to us at Sunny Bank. We aim to do this in as many ways as possible as we value the ideas our children have and the input they make.
Year Six Leaders
During the first week of each Autumn term children apply for the roles they would like to undertake during their time in Year Six. They are then interviewed by the Head Teacher and the Deputy Head teacher before they give a short presentation to the rest of the school.
Once decisions are made Year Six work hard to make a difference in our school. They are also given the opportunity to represent the school at events within school and the wider community.
Our school council is a representative group of students who have been elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with the senior leaders and governors of the school.
They can propose and lead on projects on behalf of their peers and be involved in planning and guiding the progress of the school. School council are also regularly involved in the appointment of staff.
All classes hold elections to choose two children to represent each class.
The Head of School Council from Year 6 help Miss Taylor and Mrs Oldham to lead the meetings and minute what is said.
The school council have been responsible for choosing and ordering equipment for lunchtimes and deciding on ways in which we can make playtime experiences even better. They have also decided how and what charities we support during the course of the year.
One of the most notable achievements in the past years, has been the introduction of a 'One Way System' for parents and carers when dropping off and picking up children from school. To remind parents the children devised a catchy slogan - One way is the safe way!
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools and pupils on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.
At Sunny Bank our mission is to help make our school sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in our pupils and those connected to them so that good habits learned in our school are followed through into homes and communities.
Every half term our Eco Councillors meet to discuss the ways in which we can improve our school. The children take part in litter picking, energy saving programmes and will often lead assemblies and run competitions. Our projects always involve the whole school and wider community as we encourage everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle.