There are lots of opportunities for children to get involved in decision making at Storrington Primary School. School Council members are elected from across each year group and meet every fortnight. The group’s aims for the current year ahead are to: help people, fundraise for new equipment and ensure everyone has a voice in school decisions. They’ve already challenged staff members to a bake off to raise funds for Children in Need (we’ll submit pictures and results next month!), canvassed pupils on the design of the playground markings in KS2 and chosen new equipment for break and lunch play.
Children are instrumental to the success of our Eco Group and we are proud to have been awarded our second green flag. This year we are delighted to be included in a school’s project commissioned by Sussex Air Quality which involves primary schools in or near Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) to raise awareness of air pollution and develop possible solutions to tackle it. The Junior road safety officers (JRSOs) work closely alongside this initiative supporting residents and families with safe parking and driving around he school. They can be seen twice a week checking parking on the streets around the school.
Earlier this term we celebrated our Autumn Festival: our older children walked to a service held at St Mary’s Church and our younger pupils enjoyed an assembly here at the school. The produce competition was fierce with some wonderful entries and we were delighted to be able to donate – literally – a car load of food to support local families in need. Marion Smith, Headteacher “As signatory for the local food bank we are only too aware that sometimes families need a helping hand. Events such as the Autumn Feast or bake off for Children in Need are a wonderful way for children to participate, show gratitude for what they have and to help others. We are very proud of our school’s community work”
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