The literacy committee’s aim is to build a school community of readers and promote a love of reading and writing. The committee's activities will help keep the children motivated with reminders and we will plan events throughout the year. Our first focus for our committee is to improve the P3-7 library by transforming the area and then setting it up as a lending library. Later on in the year we will organise activities for Book Week and World Book Day.
Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO)
Junior Road Safety Officers are appointed each year. In September they attend a South Lanarkshire information event about their role.. Once back in school the Junior Road Safety Officers contribute to the school's Health & Wellbeing curriculum by promoting Road Safety issues. They organise competitions, present Road Safety information at Assemblies, assist in learning situations eg by reading Road Safety stories to younger children, and from time to time monitor safe parking around our school.
Our Health Committee will be promoting and highlighting relevant HWB issues within diet, fitness and mental health.
The first focus for our committee will be on anti-bullying and for the second half of the school year, we intend to plan and host a health week. Contributions and direction for both of these important and topical subjects will be from the children of the HWB committee themselves.
In the Eco Committee, we are passionate about making our school a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place to be. We have created an action plan for the year which includes designing and building scarecrows, regular litter picks and recycling, and developing our playground environment. Our Committee will lead these interventions with the support and input of all children in the school, helping us to keep our ‘Green Flag’ status.
Enterprise & Charity Committee
Our Enterprise/Charity are further developing children's skills within the four capacities, enterprising skills - skills for life, skills for work.
Our events will encourage them to further develop empathy for elderly and charity fundraising, and plan for school events, such as a Halloween disco and a no cost fun event.
Rights Respecting School Committee
James Aiton Primary School achieved the Bronze award from UNICEF and the Rights Respecting Schools Awarding body in 2017. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Committee are now working towards the Silver award by continuing to raise awareness about children’s rights and the importance of respecting the rights of others. Our school values are underpinned by a rights respecting ethos to enable everyone to understand, respect and celebrate their rights.
Our pupil-led group plan to create classroom, playground and lunch hall charters to ensure everyone across our school and wider-community is safe, happy and healthy.