A group of pupils along with the Head Teacher Mr Rattray attended the Strategic Planning Group meeting on Wednesday 23 February to discuss the proposed changes in the Girvan Community.
The meeting gave pupils the opportunity to express their views and opinion on what was planned and what could be changed within the local community.
Pupil council members recently visited House Assemblies to present information from the recent Strategic Planning Group Meeting. Corrie and Gillian were excellent in their delivery of local re-generation issues.
Both pupils did a fantastic job in motivating pupils to participate in attendance at forthcoming meetings and completion of the re-generation questionnaire.
Daniel Fyfe & Stuart Scholes S2 reps
Reminder to pupils!
Pupil Council Surgery, every Tuesday lunchtime 1pm.
This is YOUR opportunity to speak with pupil council representatives on items within school.
WE LISTEN TO YOUR VIEWS!!!
Representatives from the pupil council attended ‘The Big Budget Challenge’ on Friday 12 November 2010 as part of South Ayrshire Youth Conference. Pupils attended from schools throughout South Ayrshire.
The day kicked off with some exciting team building exercises before adressing ‘Big Budget’ issues.
“Its was great to be given the opportunity to express our views on serious issues that affect us”
Stuart Scholes S2
As a member of Girvan Academy Pupil Council and now a member of Girvan Community Council I recently attended a Community Council Meeting at Carrick Buildings in Girvan.
At the meeting we were given a presentation by Robin Chambers and Lynne Sweeney from Coriolis Energy detailing information about their new wind farm in Assle Valley. As well as guest speakers we also received a local Police report for the area, detailing current issues within the community.
Following the Police presentation we moved onto the major agenda item of the planned regeneration project for Girvan. Discussion centred on the provision of £4million capital investment towards a new leisure facility in Girvan and the need for further fundraising.
This regeneration project is vital for the community and will benefit not only the pupils of Girvan Academy, but the whole community and area surrounding Girvan.
Further information available at Pupil Council Surgeries.
Daniel Fyfe (Girvan Academy Pupil Council and Girvan Community Council)
Outdoor Picnic Area
Recently in response to pupil veiws and requests the purchase of 3 wooden picnic benches took place.
These requests were made at Pupil Concil Surgeries and action was taken in response.
Pupil feedback to date has been very positive and as you can see were great purchase.
Not only pupils but members of our local community are ensuring they are well used.
Stuart Scholes (Pupil Council S2 rep)
School Travel Plan and ‘Hands Up’ Survey
In response to the recently completed School Travel Plan and ‘Hands Up’ survey, South Ayrshire Council have responded by sanctioning a number of improvements around the school which include:
- A cycle parking area, with bike stands
- An extended path at Mill Burn foot bridge
- Neapolitan surface mounted bollards
- Dropped Kerbs
- Tactile Paving
These improvements will further enhance the safety of pupils around school.
Stuart Scholes (Pupil Council S2 rep)
PUPIL BAG DROP AREA
Due to a very congested bag drop area at the PE doors and in response to pupil concerns it was decided to split the bag drop area in to seperate areas for Male/Female.
This means that boys now drop off bags at the Maths red seat area and girls continue to use the trellises at the PE doors.
There is now less congestion at lunchtime and pupil response to the changes has been very positive.
Daniel Fyfe & Stuart Scholes. Pupil Council (S2 Reps)
The following forthcoming activities are planned:
- Strategic Planning Group meeting – Wednesday 23 February – Pupil Council member to attend.
- Pupil Council members to visit assembly to discuss regeneration of Girvan and pupil input required.
- Speaker Council Awards – Completion of online application.