Here at Rosedale C of E Infant School we have a dedicated team of pupil leaders who provide invaluable input into activities and initiatives across the school. At the start of each new school year, every class in Year 1 and Year 2 nominates two children, by way of a vote, to become pupil leaders for that academic year. Becoming a pupil leader is a great honour which our children are very excited about and take very seriously. The pupil leaders form our school council and aim to meet at least once a half term with Mrs Kett and Mrs Sorby. The school council have many duties. Firstly, they are role models to their peers and help staff with new ideas and initiatives to ensure school rules are followed and British values are upheld. In particular they heavily promote kindness in school. This year, there is a big focus on using kindness to fill a ‘bucket’. This idea has been taken from the fantastic book ‘How Full is your Bucket’ by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.
Pupil leaders also help to plan termly house point celebration events which are always fantastic and well enjoyed by all; as the children know and understand best how their peers like to celebrate their achievements.
This year, our leaders will be receiving some special training on how to help their peers when they are feeling lonely or upset, for example if they need help finding a friend to play with.
Pupil leaders are always welcome to raise any other matters at school council meetings that they feel are important to school life.
If you would like to keep up to date with what the team are up to, you can click on the links at the bottom of the page for minutes of school council meetings.
Meet our 2019/2020 Pupil Leaders...
“Being pupil leader is special to me because I want to help with all the events.”
“As pupil leader I want to be a good friend and show people how to play games nicely.”
“Being a pupil leader is special to me because I want to help people.”
"I’m excited to help organise the house point events. They will be lots of fun”
“Being a pupil leader means a lot to me because I can help the school raise money.”
Working with Our Community
Our pupil leaders are doing fantastic job to help and support our school such as at our family events, Christmas Fair and helping to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. (Further information about all of these can be found in our 'Faith in Action' newsletters)
We wanted to take their work further out into the community and make a trip to Willow Rose Care Home, which is exactly what we planned to do on Friday 13th March for our Year 1 leaders and their buddies. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, the care home are unable to have any visitors which is paramount for the residents health and safety. The children took the news really well and we decided that we would still do the planned activity and send the pictures they did to the residents.
The children listened to the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Oliver Jeffers and were inspired to draw pictures that would make all the crayons happy by using ones that wouldn't normally be used, colouring neatly and not wearing the popular colours out too much. Take a look at what we sent the residents, we are sure they will love them!
We are hoping to reschedule another trip after Easter for Year 1. Year 2 leaders will hopefully visit in the summer term too!
“I will be a pupil leader because I will be a good friend and help people when they are sad.”
“I wanted to be a pupil leader because I’m looking forward to helping plan house point events.”
“I wanted to be pupil leader because I’m looking forward to helping with the events.”
“As pupil leader I will help everyone follow the school rules by setting a good example.”
“I’m excited because I want to help my friends and other children, especially if they are feeling lonely or upset.”
Look at the fantastic pictures our Year 1 pupil leaders and their buddies did for the residents of Willow Rose Care Home.