Our school council for the academic year has been chosen, each class chooses one child to represent them through a democratic process. They meet regularly to discuss a variety of issues and they all greatly enjoy this important role and responsibility within our school.

A few years ago, school council were invited, along with other local primary schools, to attend the opening of St Catherine’s Hospital.  There they met Prince Edward. Click here to see the pictures from the day.

Charity Work

Each year we support three national charitable causes, Children in Need, Sport Relief and Comic Relief. This helps raise lots of money and gives all pupils a chance to dress up, have fun and support these worthy causes.

What an amazing job school council did organising and raising money for Children in Need last year. We have recently been named as a ‘Loyal Supporting School’ as we were in the top 500 of 17,000 schools who fundraised for Children in Need in 2016. Well done school council.

 

We also support The Rotary Shoebox Appeal at Christmas time by asking parents for donations and then packing nearly 50 boxes with essential items and goodies. Our photograph has even appeared in the Rotary Club newsletter some years!

School council have been busily organising the shoe boxes for the Rotary club with a range of fantastic gifts.

 

Thank you to all the children and their families who kindly donated gifts to fill the shoe boxes with Christmas gifts. The boxes are on their way to children across Eastern Europe who otherwise might not receive anything on Christmas Day. Well done to school council for organising and promoting such a fantastic cause!

 

Our KS1 School Council members always enjoy getting covered in oats and glitter making magic reindeer dust with Mrs Smith, which is always a sell out at our school fair. This helps to raise money for our school.

 

Other Roles

Following concerns from our governors, the children created signs to remind parents about parking safely around our school. These were displayed outside middle playground. Our school council also got to meet with Mrs Maher and find out about the role of the governing body.

Through our meetings the children have a brilliant opportunity to voice their ideas and opinions. They enjoy telling us what they love about Mersey Park but are also keen to suggest improvements and changes for our school.

If you have an idea that you would like to be taken to school council remember to tell your representative so they can bring it up at a meeting. If you’re not sure who your representative is then ask your class teacher or look on the school council boards around school.

 

Dates for your Diaries for Academic Year 2017-2018

13th November – Rotary Shoe Boxes will be collected

17th November – Children In Need

December – Christmas Fair

17th – 23rd March – Sport Relief week

24th March – Red Nose Day