School Council 2019-20
Hello and welcome from the School Councillors at Bridge Junior School.
Who are we? We are Ashfaq, Shifa, Urmika, Yuvraj, Zuhayla, Sara, Mohammed, Zara, Isa, Mariam, Umar, Fatima, Safiyyah, Umar, Hadi, Zara, Prince, Eshita, Uzma, Aashir, Saarah, Tayyibah, Dvishita and last but not least, Rushda.
The School Council members and teachers meet weekly to discuss ways to make our school a happier, safer and eco-friendlier learning environment for everyone. Since the new School Council was elected at the start of term, we have been actively involved in making important decisions within our school and community. We have also been concentrating on being positive role models for all our pupils so that together, we can all develop into young citizens of conscience.
Our staff, children, parents and governors work with the School Council and the rest of the children to ensure that our ethos of 'kind, calm and caring' resonates in every part of the school, at all times.
Here at Bridge Junior School, we are talented, unique individuals. We are active learners too! Our education and development is supported by our wonderful and supportive adults who engage us in our learning so that we can make a positive impact in our local and world-wide community, in the future.
Being learners with a growth mindset, we are able to assess our own learning and receive tailor made learning that suits us, through 1 to 1 support, intervention and specialised coaching. Our learning day begins with the support of our unique school mascot named TIO. A Think It Over activity (TIO) helps us warm up our brains and gets us ready to learn.
Our school provides learning opportunities for everyone; children, adults, carers and families through fun, exciting workshop, educational trips and exciting learning opportunities. Kind acts of citizenship are recorded in our TIO passports and once our passports are full, we are rewarded with a certificate. Each week our Head Teacher presents certificates of achievements and special trophies are presented to the class with the highest punctuality and attendance rates.
We are a kind, caring and happy school. We hope you enjoy your visit, getting to know us.
What did our school council do last year?
Change for Goat Campaign:
Our School Council children have been busy over the past few months, promoting the 'Change for Goat' campaign. They have been encouraging all children at Bridge to raise money for a charity called WE. In total, we raised £330 which equals 11 goats! The donation to WE is going to a community called Kalthana in India. Kalthana is in the Rajasthan State in the north western part of India, and is very rural. Since 2012, WE has worked in partnership with the community of Kalthana and the local government to implement WE Villages, which is holistic and sustainable international development programming focused on empowering community members with the resources and knowledge to break the cycle of poverty in their community. Our donation will support the Opportunity Pillar, meaning investing in sustainable incomes which the women living in the communities can develop and take ownership of. Often this is through providing the women with a special breed of goats which provide a large amount of milk which can be sold at market. This means the women are financially independent and their children can go to school.
Well done to everybody who donated!
End of Year Trip:
Our School Council rounded off a very successful year with a trip to The Kids Country Food and Farming Day in Peterborough. It was an interactive learning event which taught the children about where food comes from and the importance of agriculture and the countryside. There were 14 learning zones in total and lots of activities. Children got the chance to touch and taste various foods, find out more about livestock and working animals, make bread rolls and pies, visit an African village, and see the machinery and technology used on UK farms.