We will remember them.....
To mark Remembrance Day, Class 10 have been learning the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae. We learned the poem by heart, so that we could have a class performance. The pupils have reflected so thoughtfully on what each line means in the poem and have shown such lovely respect for why it is so important to never forget the millions of soldiers who went off to war and never returned.
Class 10 go to the polls
The time has come to use our democratic vote wisely. Who will be our new school council representatives? The manifestos have been written and the campaigns are underway in earnest. We have discussed why it is important for a society to be democratic where everyone's voice is heard and everyone has an equal vote. We know that in some countries, this is not the case. Here are some of our manifestos........
I would be a great school councillor because I have lots of good ideas on how to improve the school. I will get a snack trolley for everyday, apart from on Friday. On Friday, I will get a sweet trolley for a 5p sweet. I am reliable, honest and trustworthy. I will try my best to grant your wishes. I will have a take your pet to school day, you can have your pet in school all day. I am kind and I will help you with everything that you need. I will try and get an opposite day where students will be teachers, and teachers will be students. If you vote for me I will have a student vs student quiz.
I am also a confident speaker.
VOTE FOR MILLIE!
I would be a great school council member because I am patient, energetic and I can put a smile on your face. Also, I have brilliant ideas for improving the school. If you vote for me, I will be committed and if you have good ideas I will try and make it happen (if it is sensible!). I will try and get more clubs and activities in and out of school!
I am reliable- you can definitely trust me. I will be as confident as possible and will improve the school in multiple ways. If you vote for me, I will make St Peters a better place to stay.
Be bright and vote who’s right. Vote for me.
Vote for Eli!
If I was a school councillor, I would serve you well and that I can promise. But what I can not promise is everyone’s ideas will be picked to go forth and happen but what I can promise Is that all your ideas will be heard. I am a great school councillor because I will listen, respect and make sure your ideas will be heard. So if you want your ideas to be heard, be smart and make the right decision vote for me.
I will be a great school councillor because I’m honest, kind and caring. I will always come to the meeting at anytime- oh yeah I forgot to tell you that I’m really funny. I will let you get the rope and bamboo sticks and you can build a den and make more friends by helping each other. I will come out everyday and make sure people at the buddy stop are okay so you’re never alone. Also on rainy days you don’t have to go in- you can go under the new place that is nice and dry and do arts and crafts. Thank you for listening. So VOTE FOR ME!
I would be a great school councillor because I am a nice guy with a great sense of humour (a bit silly sometimes, but that’s just me!). What matters is YOU! Not just one, all of you! I will represent the school really well making sure I put the tables back for the dinner staff. I will use my playtime as a time for me to help others, like holding doors for others. I will help to move this school forward into 2018. I will train in first aid to help children who are in pain. I will make everyone stand out as a great team member for St Peters!
Vote for Ronnie!
If I was a school councillor, I would listen carefully to everything you say. I’m very trustworthy and I wont turn up late to meetings to discuss all of your brilliant ideas. Also I am very friendly, I’ll respect you and make sure your ideas are heard. So if you want your ideas heard, be smart and make the right choice.
VOTE FOR GRACE
Democracy in Action
We have been reflecting on the British values of individual liberty and the rule of law as part of our work on Brexit and the European Union. We watched Newsround video clips, which helped us to understand what Brexit means and we took notes to research the main aims of the EU.
Today we held a class debate with around half the class choosing to be in the 'Leave' camp, whilst the other half of the class were in the 'Remain' camp. It was a lively debate with many passionate speakers and lots of strong counter arguments. Some pupils even had some carefully selected facts and figures up their sleeves to try and win the debate!