Farnley Tyas C of E First School

Vision & Values Council


'Working together to be the best we can be'


Our Vision and Values Council represent the pupil voice of all our pupils at Farnley Tyas First School whilst driving forward our school vision and values. They work together with adults in school to share their views and opinions and make a difference to our school and our community. 

Pupil Voice - Making the school more Eco Friendly.

Our Vision and Values Council met and wrote a letter to our headteacher, Mrs. Wagstaff about how they would like to work together and make the school more Eco Friendly. Children are now making a difference by trying to increase recycling and reduce wasted plastics to help protect the environment now and for years to come. 

Working together to help Hindu Hamisi and her community.

We decided that we would like to help other communities throughout the World. Children have written to Hindu Hamisi, a school girl in Kenya and they have shared how their lives are similar and different. Children decided they wanted to sponsor Hindu's school community so that children there can have a better education.

Members of our School Council held a meeting to discuss fundraising in school and how we can support organisations who need our help. It was decided at the meeting that School Council would run a ‘Break the Rules Day’ to raise money for the Emley Education Centre in Kenya in order to fund a child to go to school. We managed to raise £250 and this pays for the education of one child, their school uniform and a daily school lunch for a full year.

Mark Eastwood MP visited school and held a 'mock' Parliment with the children.

It was an honour to welcome Masood Ahmed, Mayor of Kirklees to our school. He told us all about his role, regalia and what his duties as mayor involve. It was fascinating to hear him speak about the history and traditions of his role and we were impressed with the ceremonial mace that he brought to show us. School Council had a photograph and chat with Mr Mayor and many of our young councillors said they would like to be a mayor one day!