For 2016-17 our pupils have elected new school council representatives, who have already started to think about our school priorities and ways in which we could improve. The main focus of the school council this year will be improving the quality of the playground area. We will be trying to raise funds and discuss with local businesses and outdoor specialists ways in which to improve our outdoor provision. We will be organising fun events such as a Christmas Market, a Summer Fair and ‘I’m A Teacher, Get Me Out of Here’.
On Monday 6th February 2017 our School Council travelled to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. They had an early start and left East Dene at 6am by coach. The Children loved walking round Westminster and seeing famous sights like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.
We had a tour around the Houses of Parliament and our children were able to visit the House of Lords and the House of Commons to see where Laws are made and where MPs have debates. Our children also had the opportunity to work in collaboration with School Council members from Coleridge Primary School and Eastwood Village Primary School throughout the day.
Jack Walker, Y5 School Council member said, “It’s the first time I have been to London and it’s amazing. The Houses of Parliament are unbelievable and it was great to see where Theresa May sits. I loved walking around London and also taking part in the interesting workshops about Laws.”
After the workshops we made our way to Downing Street, Big Ben and the London Eye. The whole trip was a fantastic experience for all of the children as well as the adults!