Bankside School receives mention in teachers’ bulletin

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British Values

Our class council discussed religious values, cultural values and British Values.
Councillors were surprised about the similiairities ‘ the values are the same’
‘ We think the values should be called human values’
As a council we decided we liked the term Global Values or Universal Values.

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Shoebox Appeal For Syria

Our pupils participated in the making of shoeboxes and filling them with toys and stationary, for the children of Syria, in time for EID AL Fitr.


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The shoebox appeal organiser came to visit the schools council and requested that the children of Bankside help them.


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They wanted to send presents for the children in Syria for Eid.

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Bankside Councillors asked their classes to help to donate gifts of toys, toiletries , clothes and books.



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Equality statement illustrated

The School councillors at their recent meeting produced and approved an equality statement. The statement which is  illustrated by the councillors  shows how actively opposed they are towards discrimination and demonstrates their commitment and respect for diversity. Click here to view the equality statement.

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NUT congratulates Bankside

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Christine Blower (General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers) recently  visited Bankside Primary School  and spend some time  talking to members, pupils and school governors.The National Union of Teachers is  a trade union representing qualified teachers across England and Wales.

Christine Blower enjoyed the interaction with the School Council member and listened to their views on various national and local issues. She was impressed with our golden rules, especially the one that says we should make our problems smaller not bigger.

Please click here to read a letter from the NUT about the visit.


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Bankside School Councillors hold a Hustings with a Labour Party candidate-Richard Burgon

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Human Rights

Class councilors discussed human rights…The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere.


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.

All classes looked at each of the rights and discussed the meaning and how they impact on their own ,their family, their community, our country and our world.

Please have a look at an example of some of the work by clicking on this link .


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Bankside School Councillors Train Leeds Teachers On ‘What makes an effective school council?’

Bankside School’s Councillors were asked by Steven Ruse (Investors in Pupils and National Programme Manager Consultant) to deliver a presentation to teachers on ‘Developing an effective schools council. Below are images from the event.

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