The aim of our School Council is to support the school and give our children a voice on issues they are interested in. As a group we meet as often as we can and discuss any ideas or concerns our pupils have. We support and raise funds for causes within our community and beyond, giving children the opportunity to appreciate the diversity of life beyond the school gates. Within school we listen to our pupils ideas on how to change or improve the school and feedback to our Senior Leadership Team.
So, let’s take a look at what we have achieved so far this academic year…
With support from parents our children collected a wonderful 379 food items to help the work of Luton Foodbank – who, in the past five years, have delivered a whopping 31,000 food parcels to the local community. A huge thank you to you all.
For Poppy Day our Council willingly gave up their breaks to sell poppies and other items in aid of The Royal British Legion. The response from our school community was amazing and we raised £187.96 whilst helping pupils understand the sacrifices made by military forces from across the world over the years to maintain peace. Again, our thanks go to all those who donated.
Every year Children in Need focuses our attention on children less fortunate than us at home and abroad. Our School Council’s themes this year was ‘Wear Yellow for Pudsey” and it was lovely to behold a sea of gold arriving at school on a bleak November morning. Our thanks as always go to our parents who join in with these events and we raised £372.64.
December saw us wearing our Christmas Jumpers in aid of Save the Children and Maidenhall School. Many children took part in this and enjoyed Christmas dinner on the same day. The £360 raised was split equally between charity and school, providing an opportunity to help others and support school.
In February, we supported the NSPCC and CHUMS with a non-uniform day. Your support helped us raise £470.82, which we split evenly between the two charities and will go towards improving the lives of vulnerable children.
In March, School Council delivered a whole school assembly following the results of our survey. Our pupils asked us to improve the play-time equipment available. With the help and support of lunch-time staff, Mrs Campion and the Senior Leadership Team we secured funds to buy some new play-time equipment.
Also in March, School Councillors sold red noses for Comic Relief and raised £446.75, a huge amount that will be welcomed by all those who benefit from this charity. Wear a Hat Day on 29th March saw our pupils and staff sporting various head wear in support on Brain Tumour Research. Many thanks, as always, for your support. The £188.44 raised will be very useful to those working hard to support children with brain cancer.
During this short half-term School Council have been planning and preparing their next project…raising funds for ‘Buddy Benches’. Having a buddy bench in every playground is our ambition. This would mean that if a child feels lonely or needs a friend at play time they could sit on the buddy bench to let other children know they are looking for company. So, please look out for various events, such as, the ‘Buddy Bench’ design competition and non-uniform day we are planning for the last part of this school year.
As always we thank you for your support and look forward to catching up again soon.