Our Student Governors 2022-23
Meet Uplands Infant & Nursery Schools Head Boy & Girl and Deputy Head Boy & Girl.
Head Boy – Daniyal Usman Deputy Head Boy – Mohammed Motara
Head Girl – Humayra Kima Deputy Head Girl – Asia Holligan
Student Governors and Eco Committee 2022-23
Student Governors 2022-2023
These children took part in the head boy/girl speeches. We are immensely proud of them. They spoke with confidence and pride.
Leicester's Urban Project - 2022-23
The eco warriors took part in the second Urban Workshop. The children worked on how to identify living and non living things and looked closely at objects and species to find the odd one out. The eco warriors had lots of fun playing a game where they had to stand up if they agreed the species was living and sit down if it was non-living. After that, the children watched a video of different birds and used a bird guide to name it. The children also used tree guides to identify leaves. The eco warriors used their knowledge from the games to identify the trees on the playground. What a fantastic second workshop. The children were demonstrating their character muscles by working collaboratively in pairs.
The student Governor’s met with the representatives from the WWF and showed them around the school.
The Student Governor’s also talked about what they would like to do to help nature in our school.
Uplands staff were out in force to show their support for the launch of the WWF’s and BBC’s ‘Wild Isles’ program. During the event, the teachers identified places of nature and places which could be improved in the local community. Uplands are very excited to be part of such an incredible opportunity to help local nature and do their bit to help it.
ECO Schools - 2022-23
Our eco warriors worked hard on the ‘grow your own grub,’ project and took part in a competition with other schools in Leicester. We are so thrilled to have won the silver award. A huge well done to our eco warriors.
The whole school celebrated national tree week and watched a virtual assembly. The children enjoyed learning about the importance of trees in our environment. This was an excellent learning opportunity too as year 1 have been learning about trees. Some classes went on a tree walk and identified the trees on the school grounds.
We are so proud of our latest award in achieving the green flag award. We are going to work really hard on more eco projects to maintain the accreditation. A huge well done to the school and the eco warriors.
The eco committee interviewed the teachers and asked them some very important questions on a range of topics about the environment. The committee have all agreed on the three topics that they will work on throughout the year. Theses topics are: Litter, Biodiversity, and Healthy Living. The children had some fantastic ideas on how to improve these areas in the school. Please have a look at the school review document for more information.
Year 1 took to different parts of the school to improve the school grounds and highlight the importance of litter on the environment.
Year 1 children participated in an eco-event at City Hall where they talked about all the environmental projects they had been involved. Everyone was impressed with the eco warriors and their commitment in helping the environment. The children also revived the ‘Green Flag Award,’ and met with the Eco-School’s director, Adam Flint. To congratulate the children’s work, they were given copies of a signed book by authors, ‘3enginers.’
Work Around School - 2022-23
As part of the anti-bullying campaign, the Student Governor’s launched an anti-bullying poster competition. Each class representative decided on the winning entry and received a prize from the Student Governor’s. All the classes have displayed their poster to support the campaign. Well done to everyone who took part.
The Student Governor’s delivered worry monsters to their classes as part of the anti-bullying campaign and explained to their peers how to use them. If children are worried about something, they can immediately tell an adult or post a note through the mouth of the worry monster. The teachers will check the monsters regularly and discuss the concerns or issues with individuals and whole class.
The eco warriors got to put their plans into action and began building their bug mansion. The eco warriors collaborated together to tie logs onto the frames, as well as collecting leaves to fill in the gaps, and putting straw into the holes of bricks to make warm and inviting spaces for bugs to live in, They also made bird feeders by threading Cheerios onto string.
The Student Governor’s met with Uplands Office Administrator Jess and told her about why single use plastic was bad for the environment. They have asked Jess if it was possible to ban plastic straws and replace the straws with paper straws. Jess advised the Student Governor’s that she would make some phone calls to see if this was possible with the school’s current milk supplier. The Student Governor’s are keeping their fingers cross in their aim to reduce single use plastic.
The Student Governor’s received some exciting news when they found out that they had managed to ban plastic straws which will replaced them with paper straws.
Marc from Sustainable Schools delivered a whole school assembly to the children to tell them about litter and the impact of litter on our environment.
The eco-warriors welcomed a film crew from the WWF. The eco warriors continued developing their bug mansion, and planted wild flower seeds to attract more wildlife to the school. The children talked to the WWF about their work and showed them what they have done so far.
Reception spent the morning clearing the nature area. The children planted herbs and plants to attract bugs and insects. The children also enjoyed finding bugs and introducing them to the bug mansion.
The eco warriors took part in the final workshop. Children made posters about protecting the environment and discussing what they have learnt from the project. The children showed a great understanding of caring for nature. Laura from Sustainable Schools has been impressed with the children and their empathy they show towards nature. The children thanked Laura for all her help and support and are now looking forward to doing their bit for the environment.
Islamic relief were delighted to hear that Uplands had raised £4500,00 for their charity. Islamic Relief handed the Student Governors a certificate to say a huge thank you for their efforts.
The school have been busy growing and looking after the fruit and vegetables plants for the mealbarrow competition to highlight sustainability.
Documents and Information
Speeches for Head Boy & Head Girl 2022
Governor Speeches 2021-22
Student Governor Meetings - 2021-22
We spoke about the topics that had been scored the lowest. We have chosen Energy, biodiversity and healthy schools for our action plan.
We also created some little signs that we will be putting around the school to remind the adults to turn off lights and computers when not in use and to close the door to save energy.
EcoSchools - 2021-22
Student Governors have created an acrostic poem to produce an Eco-Code for our School. The Eco-Code is part of the Eco Schools Green Flag Award that we are working towards.
The children have been busy putting together their plants in the wheelbarrow today. It has been a very exciting and busy day.
Assemblies - 2021-2022
For anti bullying week the student governors carried out an assembly and informed the rest of the school of the implant message of “One kind word”. They spoke about who they can go to for help and how to be kind to each other. They created posters and shared these in their assembly.
The whole school wore odd socks for anti bullying week.