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Year 2017- 2018
We invited Nathan from Porchlight (a Homeless charity based in Canterbury that is throughout Kent) to come and talk to us about how it feels to be homeless. He invited us to take a little box home and throughout lent put our pennies it it, and ‘give up’ something we like to give to others. We hope to give them a gift at Easter.
January 2018 we have contacted Porchlight for advice on how we can help with the local homeless charity – will report back on update.
The School Council have met now and discussed and designed the garden – thinking about what is needed and who will use it. The wish list included – special huts- to store tools and to be able to sit in: tyre planters- using old discarded tyres and recycling them into something quite beautiful. A smelly and touchy area with herbs and planting. Recycling tyres and wood for seats and having a sail for shelter and shade. Using old wellies as planters as we think about the environment and recycling. with colourful signage
We are thinking about our ‘quiet garden’ and how we want to design it – so we went to Ospringe Primary School where they have a Labyrinth. They kindly explained how they had put in a prayer arch and how well it was used by their children when they needed a place to go to reflect or just be quiet. We hope the council will meet soon and plan on our own design.
Well done to the Council and the school for this most generous of gifts
An excerpt from our Charity SmileMalawi’s newsletter: A BIG THANK YOU
Our children all had a Christmas present this year thanks to Teynham Primary School in Kent, which raised the funds specially for this. The presents arrived in a big box and no-one knew what was inside until Christmas Day! The gifts were all individually wrapped with name-tags.
Our School Council :
This term the school council have got together and decided they would like to raise money for the charity Smile Malawi. Here we are making plans for the Bake-Off – we have invited the teachers to take part on Wednesday and Thursday in the Bake-Off Competitions which we are hoping they will video – the winners of round 1 will go into a final for a lovely trophy!! When we show the video we are having a cake sale and asking for donations all to go to SmileMalawi Orphanage as we are hoping to give each child there a Christmas present from us.
This Charity is supported by our Parish so it really brings our Community together. Click on the logo to find out all about Our 2016 Charity
During the first meeting the children had the opportunity to introduced themselves to each other and ask questions about their roles as school council representatives. During the first meeting we discussed possible charities that our school could support and sponsor this school year. The children will take their ideas back to their classes for further discussion and bring back further ideas to the next meeting in term 2.
Here are the class representatives for the school council:
Year 4 – Keyleigh Humphrey & Kaine Woodgate
Year 2 – Cisco & Sienna Insell
Our first meeting was held on Monday 15th September. The children introduced themselves to each other. We discussed that they need to research and think of a charity that they think the school should sponsor this year and bring their ideas to the next meeting in term 2. If you have any ideas in which charity you would like to sponsor this year, talk to your class representatives.
On Friday 19th September the children were awarded their school council badges during our celebration assembly.
open the links below to read the minutes from term 1 – place your mouse over the words below until they are underlined then left click your mouse
Joshua Walker and Grace Bush, our year 6 school council representatives invited Teynham Parish Council to visit and have a tour of the school. They had a few practice tours with the support of their peers, ready for the Parish Council. On Friday 7th November 2014, Grace and Joshua did a fantastic job representing the school. They showed five members of Teynham Parish Council around the school and school grounds and invited them to stay for our celebration assembly. Well done Grace and Joshua!
As a school we have entered the ‘Total Green School Award’, taking part in the ‘Totally Active’ project. The totally active projects involves working in the school grounds e.g. sensory gardens, ponds, wildlife areas, recycling schemes and composting. At Teynham, we intend to work closely with the school council to create a sensory garden for the children to actively enjoy and explore. The school council representatives will be working together to come up with ideas as to what they would like their sensory garden to look like.