• Ben Norman

Notes from School Council Feb 2016

Swanwick School and Sports College

School Council Notes 29th February 2016.

All students that attended School Council on Monday 29th February 2016 came with a variety of ideas that initiated from the school council agenda. Each student representative presented their ideas they had produced within their form to the School Council. Then a short discussion was had on the most important elements and how we as a school will move forward. We also had the Assistant Headteacher from Ashgate Croft observing our School Council.

Members present:- Kyle, Olivia, Joseph, Sarah, Courtney, Molly, Bradley, Brandon.


  1. Our new reward system is great; we are really excited about Epraise.

  2. We will have a whole school vote on our next Reward trip.

  3. We can all raise money together for Sport Relief.

  4. Our library needs updating and revamping. (Age appropriate picture books, larger text / print.)


Sport Relief:-

  1. 14 laps (2 miles) for some students, walking or running.

  2. Everyone could do at least 7 laps (1 mile)

  3. We could do it all together as a school.


  1. We really like the shop, especially Kyle.

  2. Libby really likes the draw for the trips.

  3. Caitlin says it is easy to log on.

  4. Kyle likes the privacy of having a password; however he is having difficulty in using it through Safari or on a phone.

  5. Prizes could include:- Scooby Doo toys, Teddy bears, Lego friends, Sewing machine, Lorries, Dinosaurs, Power Rangers.

Trip Ideas:-

  1. Thomas Land, Lazer Quest, Drayton Manor, Alton Towers, Cbeebies Land, Wheelgate, Whitepost Farm, Sundown and Treetops.


Sport Relief:-

  1. We could all do a 1 mile walk together.

  2. Maybe we could do it in fancy dress.


  1. Ideas for the shop:- Ty toys, WW1 and WW2 toys, More books (Roald Dahl) Colouring books, Craft box, DVD’s, Toy cars, Gift card (Amazon), Stationary (Crayons, Pencil case), Rugby balls, CD’s, Make up, Board games, Jewellery, 1 free school dinner.


  1. Please could the basketball hoop be fixed.

Trip Ideas:- Lazer Quest, Splash Landings, Theatre, Zoo, Ghost Train, Cadburys World, Park

Year 7:-

Sport Relief:-

  1. Normal Running

  2. Backward running

  3. Dribble a football

  4. Relay


  1. Molly Ellis is in AP class and should be in MP class. Please could this be altered?

Trip Ideas:-

  1. Drayton Manor, Lazor Quest, Planet Bounce, 10 Pin Bowling, Climbing, Movies.

Year 8:-

Sport Relief:-

  1. Bike around the pitch.

  2. Walk to Crays Hills

  3. Sport activities on the pitch. A minute on each station.

  4. Sponsored Bounce.(trampolining in the hall)


  1. Please could we have more feminine rewards such as deodorant, manicures, pedicures and a pamper session.

Trip Ideas:-

  1. We loved Planet Bounce and Drayton Manor. Also we would like to try Derby Theatre to watch a performance.

Year :- 9 (LG):-

Sport Relief:-

  1. Fancy Dress,

  2. Dog walk,

  3. Bike ride,

  4. Interhouse event.

  5. Could we have an assembly on Sport Relief? I really would like to know more.


  1. More sporting equipment.

  2. DVD;s in sign language.

  3. Could we have a link to Epraise on the school website?

Trip Ideas:-

  1. Planet Bounce, Lazer Quest.

Year 9:-

Sport Relief:-

  1. Bike ride.

  2. Could we bring in our scooters?


  1. Bike or afternoon bike ride.

  2. Hair accessories/make-up.

  3. Salon vouchers

  4. Hula hoops

  5. Fishing rods

  6. Google/ Amazon/ ITunes vouchers.


  1. Please could we have a new basketball hoop.

  2. Really want a library, or some new books?

  3. Not that much for girls to do at breaks.ie Hamma beads or colouring. (They are very welcome to do this in the art room at lunch)

  4. Show and tell club?

Trip Ideas:-

  1. Cadburys World, Cinema, Horse riding, Rollerworld, Nottingham gaming museum, Go Ape, Picnic in Sherwood forest, Twycross Zoo, Planet Bounce.

Year 10 :-

Sport Relief:-

  1. Bike ride

  2. Dribble a ball around the pitch.

  3. Relay races that add up to a mile in houses / forms.


  1. Amazon / ITunes vouchers

  2. Games for the Xbox/Playstation


  1. Could we have a new Basketball net please?

Trip Ideas:-.

  1. Planet Bounce, Alton Towers, Lazer Quest.

Year 11:-

Sport Relief:-

  1. Benchball tournament

  2. Table tennis tournament

  3. Badminton competition

  4. Biking


  1. Quite like the online system.

  2. Shopping vouchers.

  3. Scooters

  4. Xbox or playstation games.

  5. Does everyone have a computer to use Epraise?

Trip Ideas:-

  1. Planet Bounce, Horse Riding, Derby County tour, Climbing, Lazer Quest, London for the night?

The next school council will take place on Monday 18th April 2016.

Kind Regards

Mrs England.