We have 4 ‘Task Groups’ which meet on a regular basis to discuss, plan and organise activites and events for the school. All senior class pupils have an opportunity to express a preference for which of the 4 task groups they would like to be part of. Staff then allocate pupils to the various groups, taking these requests into account. . Each group has a notice board and folder which they keep up to date and they also provide information for newsletters. Each week a different group works with the P1-4 class to lead a lesson on what they have been planning and developing.
They work alongside our other Task Groups to organise fundraising events, often with direct involvement from the Alford and District Rotary Club, for the whole school. These vary from Red Nose Day to the Rotary Shoebox Appeal.
All senior class pupils get the opportunity to take their pledge to be Rotakids:
“As a Rotakid I endeavour to be fair to all, To serve my community, and to show respect to others.”
The Health group promote all areas of health and wellbeing. This includes promoting road safety monitoring the use of reflective jackets and when walking near the road.
They advertise a health tuck shop and liaise with Norma regarding items for sale.
The Health group are also working towards our Bronze Rights Respecting Schools Award.
Our Eco Group have recently worked hard to achieve our Green Flag Award and continue to carry out a range of activities to maintain this. This includes planning for and maintaining our school planting areas throughout the year as well as planting and harvesting what is grown.
The Eco group promote sustainable learning and looking after the environment in all aspects of school.
Our Digital Leaders worked hard to help the school achieve our Digital Schools Award.
They are responsible for promoting internet safety in school as well as the safe and sensible use of all digital technologies within the school. This includes making sure equipment is stored neatly and charging, where appropriate.
The digital leaders share their skills with younger pupils and trial new software, apps or developments as we learn about them. They also improve their own skills by taking part in the Aberdeenshire GamsCon competition each year.