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School Council

The School Council is an important part of Trotts Hill and the children feel proud to be elected.  In July, the class vote for their representatives for the next academic year.  All children from Year 2 to Year 6 are given the opportunity to stand for election.  After making a speech to their class, their peers vote.  This is an important part of children’s experience of British Values and a democratic process in school. Children attend a weekly meeting, alongside Miss Williams.

Our School Council is a member of Stevenage Schools Parliament and the Year 6 School Councillors attend regular meetings.

18th July 2018

The school council have spent the Summer term writing a newsletter. Please click the following link to read all about our lives at Trotts Hill and see some photos of the key moments we have had in school this year!

School Council Newsletter 2018

2017/2018 School Council Representatives:

Year 2 – Neve M & Joe K

Year 3 – Poppy C & Kailan R-B

Year 4 – Nina F & Leo G

Year 5 – Jack N & Ruby L

Year 6 – Jenson B & Izzy W

25th April 2018 – Recycling Centre visit

The Year 6 school councillors visited the Recycling Centre in Stevenage.
Landfill sites are running out of space. These sites are also not good for the environment and produce many harmful gases.
Blue Planet 2 discussed the importance of recycling plastic to save the oceans.
80% of rubbish can be recycled but at the moment it isn’t!
What should we do?

23rd March 2018 – Waste Week

We went on a Litter Picking Walk with Mr Driver today. We found enough rubbish to fill a whole bin bag on the school site! Much of this could be recycled too. Please remember to not drop any litter and recycle as much as possible! Whilst on our walk we had a fantastic discussion about rubbish and recycling, we will discuss our findings in Monday’s meeting.

Don’t worry, we washed our hands when we got back to class!

19th March 2018 – Waste Week

Today we wrote some questions we will ask Mr Driver when we go litter picking around the school grounds on Friday. We are interested to find out how much recycling we do in school, especially if we recycle food waste!
We also went to look at the school bins and tried to discover what recycling bins we had on site. We found a paper and cardboard bin!

12th March 2018 – eSafety

We discussed different ways you can ensure you stay safe online. Here were some of our ideas

  • Tell a trusted adult if you are unsure about something (a teacher, parent or grandparent)
  • Think before you post anything!
  • If you’re at school you can press Hector, minimise the screen or turn the iPad over.
  • Always ask for permission before downloading or playing new games
  • Never talk to strangers only
  • Keep your passwords safe
  • Use a secure username that doesn’t reveal your identity.
  • Keep personal information private

5th March 2018 – Recycling

Today we began to prepare for Waste Week (19.3.2018). We created a list of questions we would like to ask Mrs Donovan and Mr Driver about recyling:

  • Do we have recycling bins?
  • What happens to pencils and shavings?
  • How much recycling do we collect on the school site?
  • Where do all the plastic bags and plastic go?
  • What happens to our food waste?
  • Do we recycle card, paper, cardboard boxes, plastic, books, cans, display paper, broken chairs or snapped rulers?

We will create our own recycling posters to share with our classes next week.

8th February 2018 – Love in a Box – Make a difference today

We received lots of generous donations today for Stevenage Food bank. Thank you so much. Well done to the School Council for helping to organise this event and helping to lead the assembly.

29th January 2018 – Love in a Box

The School Council have created posters to encourage children and parents/carers to bring in donations for our Love in a Box Collection.
They will each be sharing the posters with their class and displaying them in the class windows.
Here is a selection of the posters:

We will be collecting toiletry items as well as other items such as:

  • Tinned soup, meat, pies or meals (chilli con carne, curry, minced beef, chicken in sauce)
  • Spaghetti
  • Tinned fish (tuna, sardines)
  • Mixed vegetables, sweetcorn, chopped tomatoes.
  • Tea, coffee, cordial juice / fruit juice
  • Porridge, breakfast cereals

22nd January 2018 – Visit to the Mayor’s office

Our Year 6 school councillors visited the Mayor’s office today. They discussed Love in a Box, eco week, Houses of Parliament and visiting the recycling centre

Our next meeting will be in May.

15th January 2018 – Meeting

Today Jenson and Izzy took us on a tour of the school! They introduced us to each teacher and told us some information about the learning in every class.

8th January 2018 – Meeting

We met today to discuss which movies we would like to be shown for the FROTH film afternoons at the end of the month.
The winners of our vote will be told in assembly next week!

20th November 2017 – Meeting

Today we discussed the impact of anti-bullying week and our shared play time:

We also discussed prizes that we would like to have for winning attendance, lunch cups and for being the House team winners.
Some of our ideas were:

  • non-uniform for the winning class / House
  • extra play time
  • extra Golden time
  • snacks
  • Movie afternoon and bring own snacks in from home.

Miss Williams is going to share these ideas with Mrs Dent and Miss Pidgeon.

Next week Jenson and Izzy are taking the whole of School Council on a tour of the school!

16th November 2017 – Visit from Tesco

We would like to thank Tesco for their support with the fundraising that occurred in the summer term to raise money for EYFS outdoor equipment. We managed to raise £600. Tesco also kindly donated board-games for each classroom. We are extremely grateful to parents for their support too. In total we have raised £800. Thank you to everybody.

6th November 2017 – meeting

Over the half term we all had a look at the School website.
Things we like:

  • Each class has examples of work and photos of the work
  • Names of Celebration Assembly award winners are on the website
  • The value of the month and quote on the homepage

Things we could look to change or improve in the future:

  • Update the photos (Miss Williams and Miss Pidgeon are going to look at this Autumn Term 2)
  • Look into having photos of the staff on the website
  • Information about After School Club to be clear.

In future meetings we are going to discuss recycling, Love in a Box and have a tour of the school (lead by Jenson and Izzy).

18th October 2017 – meeting

This week we have looked at the Trotts Hill school website. Over the half term, school councillors will be looking at the website in more detail. Likes and improvements will be discussed next half term.
We also made a mind map of our ideas about school lunches. Miss Williams is also going to contact Herts Catering with our ideas.

9th October 2017 – meeting

Today we thought of some ideas for team names for our future House Point system!
We came up with some really fun ideas, including:

  • Dr Seuss
  • Thomas Edison
  • Ussain Bolt
  • Andy Warhol
  • Leonardo Da Vinci

Trotts Hill staff will be voting on the final names.

2nd October 2017 – meeting

This week we discussed what we like about play times and lunch times and thought of some ideas of how we can make these times of day better. We passed our ideas onto Mrs Dent who is going to feedback to the MSAs with our suggestions.


  • Football!
  • Lovely food
  • Playing with our own toys

Could be better if:

  • MSAs start games with pupils, such as ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’
  • Each class has the chance to explore the wild-life area