On Friday 4th May, David Drew MP visited Mr Ferguson at Bussage Primary School. On arrival, he was warmly welcomed to the school by the leaders of our School Parliament.
They told him all about how our School Parliament works and about the ministries it contains: Sport, Learning Detectives, Values Ambassadors, Charity and Eco.
After his meeting with Mr Ferguson, members from all of the ministries in Class 5 and 6 gathered together for a questions and answers session. The children had thought about some really thought provoking questions to ask David Drew MP.
The mid-year parliament meeting 2018 (3.5.18)
This was a very successful second parliament meeting; everyone turned up with great attitudes and ideas. We have now been informed about all of the targets that each ministry have completed and plan to do in the rest of this year.
Towards the end of the meeting, Mr Ferguson joined us to talk about David Drew MP’s impending visit and about our Kenya link.
We are looking forward to the end of the year meeting.
This is what we have recorded:
- They have bought the school tortoise by raising money: at Christmas fair, a tortoise colouring competition and all together raised £125 which was matched by the PTA so they had over £250 to buy the tortoise and all it needs.
- Ben and Charlie are collecting data about the lights around our school to create a survey
- They delivered an assembly about a problem with plastic in our oceans
- They have signed up to terra-cycle who recycle plastic wrappers to make children aware of the impact on the world’s environment
- They created posters about fruit tokens to encourage healthy snacks at break and lunch time.
- Mrs Edwards has completed her Forest School Training and is currently taking Rainbows class outside for Forest School
- Collected 79 charity boxes for “teams for you” and they were sent to eastern Europe to families and children who wouldn’t get Christmas presents
- Raised £293 for children in need this was from dressing up in spots and having a cake sale
- Collections from the KS2 carol service and the KS1 nativity raised £400 which was split equally between Shelter box and Winston’s Wish
- Dressed up in Christmas jumpers which raised £151 for Save The Children
- Raised £194 for Sport Relief by holding a “mount a fun “ event where the children did laps of the field to different mountain heights
- They have completed one assembly per term and the Easter service
- They are going to improve the display of values; the idea to improve it was drawing around their arms and hands and leaves growing off them with different values on them
- They are going to make a scrapbook of value work the children have done so they can show visitors
- They are going to interview the children in the school to see how the values have an impact on their lives
- Year 5 and 6 children sent home letters to apply to be a sports leader. Letters were looked at on 7th
- Lunch time sports to be offered have been decided. These will be: athletics, rounders, tennis, football, golf and tag rugby.
- Sports survey has been created and were handed out in March to each year group.
- Mr Thiongo has been contacted at our link Kenya school about learning powers.
- A new logo for our Kenya link has been designed
- ‘Champion’ certificates are now ready to be used and will be started in term 6
* * * * * 2017 – 2018 * * * * *
Our new School Parliament is up and running; we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the members of each ministry, and to the new Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretaries.
Deputy Prime Minister Secretary Prime Minister Secretary
School Parliament Review – meeting 1 of academic year 2017-2018
On the 23rd November 2017, at 2:40pm, the ministries gathered for their first meeting about their action plans for this year. There were lots of questions asked and great co-operation. Each ministry put forward a spokesperson to address us with their plan. We could clearly see that a lot of effort was put into these plans as the future of Bussage will ascend with them. This year we have an additional ministry to our previous four. Our new ministry is Sports Committee, they will ensure that sport is fun and participated in fully by pupils at Bussage both inside of school and out.
We look forward to seeing Bussage improve even more during this year. Please look at the attached agendas for each ministry for further clarification.
Prime Minister – Hannah
Deputy Prime Minister – Liberty
Secretaries – Evie & Isabella
Here are some photographs of our first Whole School Parliament meeting:
* * * * * 2016 – 2017 * * * * *
Welcome to our School Parliament. Our parliament consists of the following ministries: Education (Learning), Christian Values, ECO and Charity. These ministries will be overseen, managed and organised by our newly elected Prime Minister, Deputy and Secretary.
Congratulations to the following pupils who were elected to stand as the leaders of our school parliament for 2016-2017 through a whole school voting process; they gave superb speeches.
Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister Secretary
Each ministry has set an action plan for the year and has set to work to begin achieving their objectives.
Please meet the children from our school who have volunteered and applied to be part of each ministry: