All of key stage two children meet once a week to discuss ways in which we can further improve the school and to discuss 'big'questions. Each week we are given a question, we then split into smaller groups and year six act as facilitators for the group and then give feedback at the end.
Together we are promoting British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), citizenship and responsibility for our school, community and the wider world. It is important that we all work together to make GBA and the world that we live in even better!
Tuesday 19th January
Today we discussed: At the moment not everyone is doing Mathletics, how can we further promote Mathletics so that everyone takes part?
Below are the ideas that were shared at the end of the session:
The points raised above will be discussed with staff tomorrow, and then we will share next steps with the GBA Actioneers next week.
Tuesday 9th February
This morning we had an update on the things that had already changed as a result of the GBA Actioneers. We then discussed what we would like the GBA Challenge! to be next term and voted on three targets. We saw democracy in action!
Tuesday 1st March 2016
This morning we discussed how we can encourage more of us to work towards the GBA Challenge! There were lots of ideas shared; we agreed that we are given lots of support and opportunities to work towards it in school, we just need to find that extra motivation sometimes!
Tuesday 8th March
This morning we brought in our Reading Journals and shared the sorts of things we write each night in them. This had been something that the children had wanted to do from last week; allowing us to magpie from others.
Tuesday 22nd March
What is the meaning and purpose of life?
The GBA Actioneers discussed the above question before putting their thoughts into a single sentence.
Tuesday 7th June
Today we discussed charity and how next week we will be holding Macmillan Get Up and Dance in school. Together we agreed how we would organise the event and then Year Six took on the task of creating a poster for each key stage to send home to parents and timetabling the afternoon.
During the event each member of year six will have a role, this may be serving refreshments or teaching others a dance.
It was super to see how sensibly and enthusiastically the children discussed the importance of charity and then moved onto organising the event. It promises to be fun filled afternoon where money is raised for an important charity.
We created a conscience corridor, where children lined up to show if they agreed of disagreed, I then walked down the middle and each child gave me their reason.
Reasons given to why adults should be made to vote were:
Reasons given for why adults shouldn't be made to vote:
Tuesday 12th July 2016:
What leads to lasting happiness?
Some of the children's initial ideas:
We picked one of these areas to look at in more detail and debate further. This was money.
Reasons why money does provide lasting happiness:
Reasons why money does not provide lasting happiness:
Conclusion: One single thing can't make you happy. You need a little bit of lots of different things!