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School Government


Every year, children at Almond Hill vote for their Prime Minister and government. Children in Year 6 are invited to form ‘parties’ and canvas children for their votes. 

Each party has to come up with a school, local, national and international pledge that they promise to fulfil through the year.  

February 2019 

Homework Writing Competition:
Royal Reds would like to announce (as promised!) their story competition. The deadline for the competition is the 4th March.
Please write the most imaginative story you can think of, there will be a winner from each class. There is a word limit of 250 words. Your story can be about anything!

Autumn Term

The government are currently organising their first culture dinner with the school kitchen. They have also been helping to organise a 'Reverse Advent Calendar' to donate much needed items to a foodbank in Stevenage for Christmas.

November 2018

Every year, children at Almond Hill vote for their Prime Minister and government. Children in year 6 are invited to form 'parties' and canvas children for their votes.
Each party had to come up with: a learning pledge, a school improvement pledge and a pledge that helps others outside of the community. They promise to fulfil these pledges throughout the year.
This year Royal Reds were elected.
Prime Minister: Maddie
Deputy: Evie
Cabinet: Evie H, Brooke, Lucy, Ava, Jayden and Jake.
Learning: 250 word imagination story - a competition where children can win a reading prize.
School improvement: 'Food culture day' each term - food from a different culture for school dinners (chosen by the children)
Helping others: Raising money for Cancer research, to include a 'fun splat'.

Lily and Wesley recently attended the first Stevenage Parliament meeting of the year and reported back for our Newsletter:

On Monday the 'Prime Minister' and ‘Deputy Prime Minster' accompanied Mrs Lovelock to The Stevenage School Parliament. Here is what they said: - 'We really enjoyed it because we met other school representatives. We sat in the council chambers in front of microphones in front of the Lady Mayor of Stevenage. We had subjects to talk about and were able to make suggestions. We were able to discuss and vote on how the grant our Parliament had been given should be spent. We were asked to put ideas forward and we talked about our local pledge to make bird feeders to encourage birds to our town. We had a great time and look forward to going again and reporting back to you.'  

The ‘government’ also meet with other members of the School Council from other year groups in the school to discuss school issues. 


The Prime Minister and Deputy had their first official role just before half term when they welcomed the Mayor to the official opening of ‘Acorn House’ our new building of 6 classrooms. 

School Council – Penny Trail - 8th May

The School Council would like to organise a ‘Penny Trail’. They are asking for donations of 1p’s and 2p’s which they will collect from each class on Tuesday 8th May. They will then display a ‘trail’ along the playground with the idea of finding out how far around the globe it would reach. This is all in aid of Global Giving where the money will be donated to.