Contributing to the life of the school
Children at Norwood are expected to play an important in helping others, especially the younger children in school as well being responsible members of the community.
We offer lots of opportunities for children to demonstrate this in school and out in the local community as well as developing their leadership skills and acting as excellent role models for other children.
Year 6 Captains
At Norwood we have Year 6 Captains as our School Council. Every Monday, after school, we meet with Miss Barry and Miss Clark to discuss projects, fundraising and issues raised from our fortnightly consultations with their link classes. At the beginning of the term, we have to fill out an application form giving reasons why we think we would make good school captains. Next term, there will be new captains selected to continue our hard work. We work closely with the eco-committee, after-school clubs, the leadership team and the community.
So far this year we have raised £2,889.15 for a range of different charities. Take a look at how we are helping others in the community and working hard to improve our school for everyone.
Physically Active Leaders (PALs)
These children are selected to receive training on how to encourage other children to be physically active at playtimes by leading activities with their year groups or younger children; organising competitions and supporting the running of the Sports Days.
Golden Mile Leaders
The Golden Mile is great tool for empowering Year 5 pupils to manage the initiative for the whole school. A great way of appointing Golden Mile Leaders is by getting the pupils to apply for the position. Pairs of children from Year 5 are empowered to manage a class each within the school.
Merseyside Police have joined forces with primary schools in Sefton to introduce the Mini Police; their newest and youngest recruits to the force.
Norwood Primary School children from Years 5 joined a few other schools in Sefton a few years ago and this initiative has been a wonderful addition to Norwood and delveloping ASPIRATION in our pupils.
Children in Year 5 have to apply to be chosen as our recruits and are issued with their mini police uniforms, as they embark upon this fun and interactive volunteering opportunity.
During the programme, the children learn about the police service and are given a number of opportunities to develop and make the communities in which they live stronger and safer.
Happy Cafe Helpers
At lunchtimes, the Year 4 Happy Cafe helpers play an important role in supporting the younger children with their lunchtime experience and are distinctive in their balck and white checked aprons. From serving drinks, handing out cutlery and scraping trays, the Year 4 children also help cutting up food where needed, encourage meals to be eaten and ensure each child has enough food to eat.
Our Eco Committee has been revamped this year. Our Eco Warriors help to care for out school environment: they help others to follow our eco-code, monitor our energy use in the school and encourage teachers and children to recycle. Eco Warriors will take part in discussions and votes and feedback any relevant information to their class.