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Summer 2019 Pupil Voice Assembly

The final Pupil Voice assembly of the year was a celebration of all the fantastic things that have been achieved, as well as including some exciting updates of things to come. Here's a summary of what we learned.

Reading Ambassadors

Led by the ever-energetic Mrs Fox, the Reading Ambassadors told us how they had been to the Leeds Book Awards, and seen author Liz Flanagan crowned as the winner for her book Dragon Daughter. They even got to meet Liz, and another author called Christopher Edge who wrote The Infinite Lives of Maisy Day.

They've also been going into Reception to be lunchtime Reading Buddies to the children there. They've read all sorts of books, including classics like The Tiger Who Came To Tea and The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

We heard all about the the books the Reading Ambassadors have read this year. One particular favourite was Cosmic, about a 12 year old boy who is so tall and hairy that he can pretend to be a teacher and even steals a Porsche car!

Finally, some exciting news - the Summer Reading Challenge is nearly here! We can't wait for Kirsten from Compton Road Library to come and tell us all about it in July.

Food Ambassadors

The Food Ambassadors have been very busy. They started by sharing some fun facts about fruit:

  • Did you know that an Apple is 25% air, which is why they float?
  • Or that strawberries, blackberries and raspberries aren't actual berries!

As well as designing their own super-healthy smoothies, they've been looking into our school meals and what makes them healthy. They're planning a competition to design your own healthy dinner. The winner will have the opportunity to actually make their meal with Chef John.

School Council

Our School Council, guided by Miss Monaghan, have been busy throughout the year raising money for charity. Since September, they've raised money for Children in Need, sold poppies for the Poppy Appeal and red noses for Comic Relief. What a fantastic effort!

They met with Miss Smith recently to talk about behaviour, especially how good behaviour is rewarded and how we help everyone to understand the rules.

They've also brought back the School Council Post Box. This is where pupils can share their ideas for improvements across school - whether it's about playground equipment, behaviour or new clubs/activities. All children at Shakespeare can put ideas in the post box - as long as they're realistic and sensible!

School Sports Organising Crew

The SSOC opened with an update about our school field. We haven't been able to use the field this year - as a Sport England-standard pitch, it needed a year to get established. We are hoping that it will be available to us to use from September.

There was also news about Sports Day. As we don't have use of the field this year, Sports Day is being split into two parts - a skipping workshop with Skipping School, and the launch of our Daily Mile project, where children aim to walk/jog/run at least one mile per day. More info coming soon!

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