These adventurous buccaneers were supported by a bunch of fantastic young volunteers who have been planning the extravaganza for months. All their hard work paid off as we had the most fantastic school council training day ever. We wanted to show you a few of the pictures of all the fun they created.
Welbourne pirates are fitted for their hats. Not all are a perfect fit!
Our main presenters Captains Shakir and Emma.
Each school had a packed programme for the day, with activities around meetings, communication, project planning, effective school councils, picking projects and persuading people to help you.
A pirate volunteer, Carly, explaining a bit of the treasure map and how school councils can communicate with the rest of the school.
Lea Valley pirates having fun.
Staff and students beneath the waves!
A student from Harris Philip Lane clutches a piece of the treasure map he’s earned.
Captain Emma giving the orders (in a very lovely tone).
A student from St Francis de Sales working on their treasure map.
Shipmates Daniel and Dilan explain how planning a project is a bit like origami: it’s easy when you break it down into small steps.
Waiting for the next step.
Franklin, our pirate apprentice, shivering his timbers.
Talking about what makes an effective school council through the medium of cake.
Oooh, pretty pirate treasure?
Piecing together the treasure map and working out how they’ll carry out their project.
Lea Valley working together to decorate the tube they took their huge pirate treasure map (project plan) back to school in.
Bush Hill Park planning out their project.
All the activities in the day were pirate themed. Making origami boats was about thinking how you need to break a project down into small steps.
Bush Hill Park pupils and Captain Emma.
Don’t fight like pirates! Come up with rules to make your school council meetings run smoothly.
All of our volunteer pirates!
Smart School Councils Community at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. If you don’t know why that fits nicely, look up Bernie Grant and you’ll see!
Over the course of the day each of the nine Haringey (and one Enfield) primary schools built up a plan for a project they are going to carry out and come back next month to tell us about.
We’ll tell you more about what our apprentice, Franklin, thought of the day soon.