At the most recent meeting of the School Council (18th January 2018), Mr Robinson came to join us and tell us that the school has been given money to further develop PE at Montpelier. The Council were asked to go back to their classes to find out what additional games / sporting equipment could be bought to use at break-times and lunchtimes. The Council will feed back their findings to Mr Robinson.
The Council are also to ask if there are any new after-school clubs that could be offered to children. Some suggestions were made (hip-hop dance, yoga, gymnastics etc) but the Council would find out more from their classes and feed back.
We also discussed the upcoming appointment of a new Headteacher and the involvement of the School Council. Although we are sad to say goodbye to Mr Holland, we are excited to be involved in the appointment of the new Head. We will find out more about how we can help at the next few School Council meetings..
We have been discussing school dinners and the canteen with Becky from CaterEd (who runs our school dinners) in order to use the children's views to improve their experience! We will keep you updated!
This week at our meeting, we have discussed the mission to save Peverell Library, our local library and one used by the school and it's pupils a lot!
Please support the campaign by putting a poster (sent with the Beacon this week) in your window. It could be coloured in by the children first! Thank you!
Youth Council Monday 6th March
Today Miss Harris took 5 Year 6 children to the Plymouth City Council Chamber for Youth Council. the topic of the session was 'The World of Work'.
The children heard all about STEM in Plymouth (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the jobs which fall into this category. They learnt all about the work of the Plymouth Marine Lab (did you know we have the top 10% of the WORLD's scientists working there? Or that a marine research ship called the Mayflower will be built for the 2020 anniversary of the Mayflower sailing to America, but it will be the first completely autonomous ship?
The children had the chance to speak with apprentices and representative from the Royal Navy, UTC Plymouth, Babcock and other companies. all linking the world of work with STEM. We took part in different challenges (and the girls won the tallest structure competition!)
We all had a great day and have planned our future careers!
Tuesday 24th January
This week Councillor Leaves and Caroline from the Council came into school to judge our competition entries for posters which will be displayed on the bins in Central Park to encourage the public to bin their litter and dog's mess! Six worthy winners were chosen and rewarded with a family pass to the Life Center. Well done everyone!