The Web Wizards are responsible for promoting safe and responsible internet use across the school. We are also leading the Pupil Hub area on our school website, making sure the links that are there are relevant to us as learners and can support us in practising what we have learned in school. The children are carrying out research in their classes about links that we would like to add to our Hub and are learning about Internet Safety so that we can share our knowledge with pupils, teachers and parents.
We know that being active is a vital part of keeping healthy. This group are responsible for promoting a healthy lifestyle acorss the school and for organising events throughout the year that encourage staff and pupils at Calderwood to be active.
This group are working together to look at ways in which we can help in the community around Calderwood. We will be visiting two local care homes in January 2016 and will also work with The Friends Of Overtoun Park to organise a summer event in the local park.
The Outdoor Learning Leadership Group has decided to focus on creating Fairy Gardens for the school. They are planning to make different elements that can be moved and arranged in different ways outside. They have already constructed their first fairy fences and are looking forward to developing their other ideas.
We are really looking forward to encouraging the boys and girls in school to develop healthy food choices. We will encourage them to do this by having class and individual healthy eating challenges, designing persuasive posters and a variety of other activities.
The Eco Commitee are responsible for raising awareness of environmental issues in the school. The group have lots of exciting ideas of ways in which everyone at home and in school can reduce waste. The group are currently organising a campaign to collect old spectacles for the Sight Aid charity. They are also designing their own school Eco mascot using junk materials. Look out for it appearing in the school reception area soon!
We all go through a range of emotions every day of our lives and these emotions affect our behaviours and relationships with others. They can determine if we are ‘happy’ or not. The aim of Happy Heads Leadership Group is to raise awareness throughout the school about the range of emotions we might experience, recognise how they can affect us, and provide ways that we can change them. We will encourage the children of Calderwood to feel comfortable sharing their emotions with others and provide ways to relax including Guided Meditation and Peer Massage.
Social and emotional wellbeing creates the foundations for healthy behaviours and educational attainment. It also helps prevent behavioural problems (including substance misuse) and mental health problems. That's why it is important to focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. (NICE advice [LGB12] Published date: September 2013)
In Calderwood, we would like our children to be prepared for living and working in a global society. Our Globetrotters group will have the opportunity to work with Stonelaw to form a partnership with a school in South Africa. They will share their progress with the rest of the school and children across all stages will have the opportunity to communicate with similar aged children in the UK and overseas. We will also be thinking of different ways to encourage Calderwood to make a difference in our local community.We are very excited!!
At Calderwood Primary School we work to foster leadership skills in all pupils. It is so important that our young people develop skills which they can use throughout their life and in their work, especially in the development of their enterprising and social skills. By giving every pupil responsibility for an aspect of life in their school, it empowers them to take control of their learning and helps them to see that they can make a difference in their school community and beyond in the wider world.
The Litter Patrol are responsible for keeping Calderwood Primary School and local community clean and free of litter. We have discussed what litter is and why it is so important to make sure we put our litter in the bin. We are really looking forward to encouraging the children in our school and people in the local area to always put their litter in the bin. We are currently working on a writing litter free environment pledge and are looking forward to getting as many people as we can to sign it. We are also working on ways to monitor who is dropping litter and how to stop this. The children have some really exciting ideas. We have created some posters and we will be distributing these around the school and playground. Look out for these around our school and remember to always put your litter in the bin!
The Communication Crew has chosen to report on what all the other pupil leadership groups are getting up to this year. Each member of the Crew has been assigned a group to follow and will interview members of that group throughout the year, reporting back to the school at the end of the year on all that has been achieved.
The Energy Leadership Group is responsible for raising awareness to save energy in the school. The group have lots of exciting ideas of ways in which everyone in school can save energy.The group are currently creating posters to encourage and remind people how to save energy. Look out for these around the school!
This group are focusing on how to promote friendship within Calderwood to ensure no one is without a friend. After some discussion the children have decided that they would like a ‘Buddy Bench’ for both playgrounds so to ensure that there is somewhere to go to pick up a friend.