School Council

Team Bartons School Council
Our elected School Council are a really vital part of Team Bartons. There are 12 elected representatives from Years 1 - 6. In September we hold class elections to choose our new representatives for this year. These children have the important job of representing the children in their school. 
In the past, the school council have been involved in important decisions for their school such as choosing the playground markings and the new pirate ship climbing frame. They also help to plan fundraising events as well as promoting recycling projects.   Each year the School Council get involved in a special project. Last year they set up a new 'Friendship Zone' on the playground. 
They have some great ideas and are keen to make Team Bartons 'the best'!
Congratulations to our newly elected School Council members. The new council will meet with Mrs A Powell every fortnight to discuss school events and issues.  
The School Council for 2021-22 are:
Beech Class: Ella B and Archie
Chestnut Class: Grace G and Henry
Hazel Class: Ellen and Antoni
Ash Class: Catherine and Frankie
Lime Class: Maicey and Isaac
Cedar Class: Brooklyn and Joey

Red Nose Day 2022


We all enjoyed coming to school wearing non-uniform and our red noses on Friday 18th March.  The School Council arranged two fun activities.  'Pin the red nose on the teacher' gave us all a good laugh and the 'Red Nose Hunt' was enjoyed by everyone. 

Here are the winners of the ‘Pin the Red Nose on the Teacher’ and ‘Red Nose Hunt’ activities.


Pin the Red Nose

Red Nose Hunt

Elm Class



Beech Class



Chestnut Class

Henry and Corey


Hazel Class



Ash Class

Emily S


Lime Class



Cedar Class




The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Spring/Summer 2022

On 6th February 2022 the Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking a 70-year reign. We will be celebrating this incredible achievement with a series of special events – watch this space!

 The Berkeley Homes Time Capsule Project - December 2021

Team Bartons were invited to work with Berkeley Homes to commemorate the completion of the Bersted Park housing estate where our school is located.  The Time Capsule contents include information and items which represent life in 2021. It has been buried on the estate in the Italian Gardens near to the sundial. We attended the ceremony to place it in the ground.  Some of us even got to use the shovel and throw the dirt in on top of the capsule. Berkeley Homes created a press release and we were mentioned in the Bognor Observer newspaper.  The Time Capsule will be buried for 25 years – we wonder if any members of Team Bartons will be there when it is dug up?

Children in Need  - November 2021

As usual the School Council organised an event for Children in Need. This year we decided to compete the Pudsey Penny challenge.  Each class was given a large outline of Pudsey and the challenge was to fill it in with 10p’s.  Lots of 10p’s were collected and the grand total raised was £423.30 This included the money from our non-uniform day too! 

Recycling Project - October 2021

We started the year by reinstating the Big Battery Hunt to encourage everyone to recycle batteries and prevent them from ending up in landfill sites.  We also introduced a scheme to recycle ink cartridges. We launched the initiative in assembly.  We have already filled two boxes. Great start Team Bartons!

The 'Friendship Zone' - June 2021
In June, the School Council designed and created a colourful new Friendship Zone on the playground. They included benches, plants, colours and messages of kindness.  The area can be used by anybody who needs a friend.  If you go to the zone a member of the School Council, or any member of Team Bartons, will help you get involved so you don't feel lonely. Great work School Council! 
Comic Relief March 2021 - Tell us a joke
Team Bartons needed a good laugh together after another long partial school closure.  We all came to school dressed in crazy clothes or as a hero. The school council also invited every child to tell their best joke to their class.  Each class voted for their favourite and the jokes were shared in a whole school assembly. 
Here are the winning jokes for each class:  
Elm Class - Charlie
How do you start a teddy bear race?  Ready, Teddy, Go!
Beech Class - Lillia
How do dinosaurs say hello? Nice to eat you!
Chestnut Class - Harry R
What is a frog's favourite drink? Croaka Cola!
Hazel Class - Harry P
What is a dog's favourite dinosaur film? Jurassic Bark!
Ash Class - Grace
Why do bananas make good spies?  They keep their eyes peeled!
Lime Class - Maya
Why did the M&Ms go to school? Because they wanted to be smarties!
Cedar Class - Holly
What does a house wear? A dress!
Children in Need - November 2020
The school council challenged everyone to fill a mini money box with coins.  There was a prize for the child who collected the most money in each class and a prize for the class with the largest total.  Beech Class were the winners - Well done Beech Class.
Children In Need - November 2019
The School Council made a list of the events they wanted to host and each class voted.  A Pudsey themed disco was the unanimous winner.  There were some fantastic moves on show and they raised over £400. Well done everyone.
Outdoor Learning Day - 20th May 2019
As part of Outdoor Learning Day the School Council teamed up with the Eco Squad to create a Bug Hotel in the pond area. Brilliant team work everyone!
The Big Battery Hunt - February 2019
The School Council led assembly to launch the Big Battery Challenge.  A battery recycling bin will be in reception - please get collecting.  We could win some prizes!
FAB Locality School Council Day - March 2019
The Year 5 School Council members were invited to go to Felpham Community College for a environmental learning day.  They enjoyed working with other children from the schools in Felpham and Bognor.  
Children in Need - November 2018
This year the School Council organised and ran a very successful sponsored walk. All the children took part - they enjoyed the walking, the music and some interesting cheerleading by the adults! We will let you know how much we have raised when all of the sponsor money has been collected. Thank you for your support with this event. 
UK Parliament Week - November 2018
This year the school council took part in activities to learn more about the UK Parliament.  They completed word searches, learned more about voting and how women campaigned to be able to vote. They also learned about how their role in School Council is similar to the role of a Member of Parliament. They  made pledges about what they would want to do if they were the Prime Minister. Some of these are on display in school.