School Council

Autumn 2021

Safety at Sherwood

Our School Council representatives have focussed their discussion on Safety this term and gathered children's views on safety in school and on the playground. The following feedback had been gathered:

  • School cares.
  • We have great friends.
  • School is protective.
  • There are a lot of people and staff to keep us safe.
  • Teachers help and supervise.
  • Whenever you are outside the teachers protect you.
  • You can’t talk to strangers because there are gates and they protect you.
  • Everyone around you is kind so you feel protected.
  • No because someone could climb the fence and get into School. No because some people look through the gates.
  • There are lots of people you can trust.
  • Teachers always make sure your guardian is picking you up.
  • There are fire drills in case of emergency.
  • The School is very protected.
  • The teachers make sure you get home safely.
  • The teacher always make sure you are healthy.
  • There is always protection.

Some children raised concern that there are lots of thorns and nettles in the forest school area. We discussed our woodland area and the presence of thorns and nettles. Mrs Lumb has ensured that the significant thorny branches have been removed from the infant yard. We discussed the plants where we need to be cautious, when in any woodland area including Sherwood Woodland. Thorns for example, could be Blackberry bushes and many of us love Blackberry and Apple crumble!

One of our Y2 representatives suggested a bell should ring if we all need to come inside. Mrs Lumb explained that we do have a lockdown drill and agreed that we need to practise our Lockdown Drill this term. The School Council discussed the reasons why is may be safer to come inside school: road accident, stray dog.

We talked about speaking to an adult on duty if there should be anything that causes concern and our School Council representatives are going to remind all children that we must not speak to anyone over fence, even if we know that person.


Our School Council representatives stated that they are not aware of any bullying at SHerwood but our Year 6 representaive stated that this doesn’t mean that there isn’t any or that there may be some in the future. Our representatives came up with the following top tips to share with each class (linked to Anti-Bullying Week 2021):

  • Before you act in an unkind way, think how you would feel if you switch roles (Hanna Y5)
  • Speak to a trusted adult (Maddie Y2)
  • Explain to the person that they are hurting your feelings (Izzy Y6)
  • Try not to retaliate back but speak to a trusted adult (Hannah Y6)

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Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

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