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School Council Fundraising aims for this year

After much debating the children have decided they would like to make our playground more child friendly.

The ideas they have come up with are:

Protective barriers to cordon off a safe area for the football players. This was a very popular choice, as you may guess lots of our children enjoy football, however at the moment  it tends to take over the whole yard and often children are hurt with the football. We have looked at buying barriers and they are very expensive.

Another brilliant idea they had was new seating. The children feel there isn't enough places where they can just go and sit and have a chat. 

They would also like to have some games painted on the playground surface.

We've already had a couple of discos to raise funds,non uniform days and stalls at the Christmas and Easter Fayres.

Welcome to our new school year 2017/18

On Friday,15th September 2017, we held a voting day in school. Our library was set up as a polling station with separate booths and the children made their "secret vote".

Each year group were asked to put their names forward, if they were interested in being the School Councillor for their class. They then made posters and "canvased" telling their class what qualities they have that would make them a good Councillor.  

On voting day each child made their vote, and the results are as follows:

School Council for 2107/18


Kaci Quinn


Saoirse Bartholomew


Trent Farr


Libby Dockeray

Cameron Quinn

Year 1

Willow James

Jayden Wilson

Year 2

Jodie Nixon

Jay Chambers

Year 3

 Emi-Lea Hodgson

Tyler Austin

Year 4

Amelia Penaluna

Kainan McDowell

Year 5

Ellie Walker

Davie Penaluna

Year 6

Noja Seiga

Bailey Worthington

A huge congratulations to all of the above for being voted for school council.

Picture 1

The Councillors have spoken to their classes, and as a whole school it was decided that one of our aims is to re-vamp the school yard. This is obviously an on going project and will take some time to complete. So far we have began painting the yard (we had an extremely kind grandparent who painted the outside of the wooden fence and the goal posts.) We have bought new football nets and had a new basketball post installed.

Another project is to supply each Key Stage with a "Wet playtime box" full of games which the children can play with when it rains. Any second hand games in good condition would be very much appreciated.

We have been fundraising and so far we have raised just over £180!!

Thank you if you sent a contribution to our school council Christmas Hamper we raised £21 through ticket sales.


Update on our "Wet Playtime" boxes

Our School Council are very proud to announce that each Classroom now have their own "Wet Playtime" box. We are extremely delighted to tell you that our children, with a donation from the PTA and Miss Parry (Chair of Governors), managed to raise enough money to give each class £100 for games. The "Wet Playtime" boxes are so successful that the children cheer when they have to stay in for wet playtimes and dinnertimes!!! Needless to say they are thoroughly enjoying playing with them.

Thank you for your support.


Easter Fayre

We held a meeting of the School Council today, the children discussed ideas on  having a stall at our Easter Fayre, which will be held on Thursday 6th April. The Councillors voted and decided to have a " Balancing Lemon Challenge" stall! We hope you are able to support this event. We all look forward to seeing you there.


School Car Park Protest

After concerns raised by our children the School Council organised a safe parking protest. On Friday 5th February our School Council held a protest in our school car park. The aim was to raise awareness of safe parking in order to ensure the safety of ALL our children at Distington Community School. The School Council shared information with parents about how to keep children safe. A big thank you to the majority of parents who supported their protest this morning and parked safely. The children would appreciate your continued support regarding safer parking.