WOW you are all amazing people, theGlobal Council Book sale has raised a massive…………£103.50

I am blown away by everyone’s generous donations of books and time taken to come and buy some of them.

A huge thank you to everyone involved including Global Council members for staying behind after school to help with the sale, but also the Teachers for taking time out of their busy day to support our event!


Update on the book sale!!

Thank you for all the kind donations of books for our up and coming book sale. We still require more books, you have until Friday 24th November to bring any old, good quality books to school.

The book sale will be held on Monday 4th December at 3pm. Please bring your purses, wallets and money to school so you can purchase  one of the wonderful books that’ll be on sale that day.

The global council looks forward to seeing you all there!!


The book sale!!

As you will all be aware we are holding a book sale. The global council would like to raise money for Water Aid.

We would be very grateful for any book donations, such as good quality storybooks, information books and books for adults. All books need to be in school by Friday 24th November. Please give them to your child’s class teacher who will pass them on to the global council.

Our book sale will take place after school on Monday 4th December and Tuesday 5th December. All children’s books will be priced at 20p and all adult books will be priced at 50p.

We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Another great meeting!

The Global Councilors met today to discuss their fundraising ideas.  They came up with some fabulous ideas such as, a sponsored walk, cake sales, a bric- a-brac sale and a disco.  However, there was one plan that stood out from the rest…. a book sale!

The idea is that people from our school family will donate old, good quality, children’s or adult books that can be sold after school.

The children are already thinking about price plans, what needs to be included on the advertising posters and when the sale will take place.Our next meeting will be held on Monday 30th October at 2.30pm, where these details will be finalised.

Watch this space for more details! 

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Our new Global Council – what a great bunch!

Today was our first Global council meeting. We enjoyed getting our new badges and getting to know one another.

We discussed what it means to be part of the Global Council and why it is important to have Global Council at school. We talked about how we are a team who will help others in our community and the wider world.

As a group, we decided that the project this term would be helping others in the world. We knew that people around the world need clean water and so looked at the charity, Water Aid, to find out how much money we would need to raise in order to pay for clean water or a toilet for a family in India.

The Global Council has now sprung into action, tasked to think about good fund raising activities in order for us to raise money to send to Water Aid before Christmas.

Watch this space for our fabulous ideas!

Great news!

We are delighted that our brand new Global Council members have been elected! Children in each class voted for who they thought would do a great job on behalf of their class.

Miss Burley has offered to run the Global Council and has some great ideas. She will share these at the very first Roseberry Academy Global Council meeting, which is scheduled to take place very soon! Watch this space…


Keep Britain Tidy!

I received a very exciting email over Christmas from the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign. It was all about how to make your school more of an eco-school. I immediately thought about the Global Council children and how they like to try and make a difference in the wider world by making changes in our school.

As a result of this, today at our meeting, we all completed an environmental review and tried to honestly answer lots of questions like:

-Do we always switch off lights when we leave the classroom?
-Does your school have energy meters?
-Do all pupils exercise daily?
-Is drinking water available in class?
-Do pupils think about how the things they do in everyday life affect the environment?

From the results, an action plan will then be generated so that we can start to make some positive changes and involve our classmates in becoming more eco-friendly but also celebrate some of the things we already do very well.

Heated debate!

Today, I posed the statement:

It is bad for children to play on computer games

Our Global Council Reps were superb at debating this topic and generated some really thoughtful responses. They listened to each other and politely agreed or disagreed with ideas that were shared. Here are some of the responses:

-Some games can be educational and help children with their learning
– Lots of games involve problem solving which is good for your brain
– Children should be allowed to have fun and do what they enjoy
-Parents can check that games are appropriate
-Youtube videos can show you how to do things
-Mathletics and Reading Eggs are types of games that help with schoolwork

-Some games are not appropriate
-Playing computer games for a long time can hurt your eyes
-It stops you from spending time outdoors
– Children could end up getting a virus on their ipad/computer
– Pop ups or inappropriate adverts could happen

What are your thoughts?

Next time, we are going to try to debate a world topic – what could this be?

Sweet success as our cakes are a hit with everyone!

Well done to the Global Council children who have done a super job in organising, promoting and running our cake sale.

The children were very excited to eat a tasty treat at playtime today and donated generously to this worthy cause!

I am pleased to announce that we raised a grand total of £60, selling around 200 cakes!

This will provide an ememergency water kit for two families in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. I am sure children just like you in Haiti will be so grateful that you have stopped to think about your global family and make a difference.

Many thanks for all of the donations.



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