Children as Leaders
School Council, Eco Committee & Sports Ambassadors
Arden’s School Council has been representing the voice of our pupils in the decision making process for over 8 years. Being elected as a member of the council is a highly prized achievement by the children as it only happens after the completion of a democratic process that includes nominations and elections.
Meetings are held at least twice a term with an agenda that can involve issues suggested by their head teacher but also by regular meetings held by each class during class circle time sessions. Recently our school council have debated important issues including behaviour on the playground, the ordering of school resources including playground markings and choosing the annual charity to support.
If you would like to find out more about the work of our school council please contact Mr Shaw.
Our Environment Committee has been running for a number of years and is always looking for ways to make Arden a ‘greener’ place to be.
Every year, each class in KS2 elects a representative in an election, this then forms Arden’s Environment Committee. Environment Committee meetings are held half-termly to discuss issues suggested by Mrs Gorrie, a committee member or anyone in the school community.
The committee’s successes include achieving the highly acclaimed Eco-School Green Flag status and our on-going work towards being a Fair Trade School. We also hold regular fundraising events for the Fairtrade organisation this always proves to be great fun!
For further information, take a look at the minutes of the Environment Committee meetings posted on the Environment Display Board, or contact Mrs Gorrie.
At Arden we love to read; one way for us to encourage and nurture a love of reading is through our Reading Ambassadors. These pupils are chosen by their class mates and teachers as avid or improved readers. Miss Whittaker then invites the pupils to meetings each half term to talk about books, design competitions, read new books and attend the Stockport Annual Book Awards in October.
2016-17 saw our ambassadors set up two book sales at school, they were the first to read lots of brand new books, vote for their favourite books for the Stockport Book Awards, and then attend the prize-giving event at Edgeley Park.
Two readers were nominated as Reader of the Year and received a medal and met the Mayor of Stockport. It was a lovely evening for the ambassadors, as they got to hear about all the amazing readers across Stockport, listen to the very funny Craig Bradley and buy a signed copy of the winning books.
The new ambassadors are elected annually so I’m sure they will come up with some exciting book-related events for this academic year. Keep checking the newsletters for upcoming events!