School Council representatives from each class are elected by their peers twice every year. The School Council are the 'student voice', meeting weekly with Miss Nicholas to ensure that the children's views and requests are heard. Recent projects have included the installation of a new sand table in the playground, the introduction of a 'dinnertime disco' and raising funds for The People's Kitchen in Newcastle.
Our current representatives are:
|Class 6||Jessica W & James L|
|Class 5||Jake S & Keevie A|
|Class 4||Reece R|
|Class 3||Robbie B|
|Class 2B||Della-Shaye T|
|Class 2A||Maya H|
|Class 1B||Jasmine T|
|Class 1A||Freddie H|
Colburn Primary Student Council raise money for the Ukraine Refugees
Pupils at Colburn Community Primary School chose to swap their red noses for blue and yellow outfits to raise money for the Ukraine refugees. School council representatives Jake and Keevie researched the charity Sunflowers of Peace after hearing about it on BBC Newsround. They found out that the charity was raising money for medical supplies for paramedics and doctors on the frontline in Ukraine. The charity uses the sunflower in its name as it is the national flower of Ukraine and symbolises hope and resistance.
Pupils paid to wear their own blue and yellow clothes and purchased cookies made by their school cook, decorated with the Ukraine flag.
Head teacher Jane Knowlson said: “I am very proud of our pupils; they have shown compassion for the people of Ukraine and initiative in organising their fundraising activities.”
Year 5 pupil Jake said: “It’s good to help the Ukraine people because we’ve all seen the sad pictures of Ukraine children carrying everything they own in a bag.”