SCHOOL COUNCIL UPDATE
We usually meet every half term. However, the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions have affected what we are able to do as a large group.
We will hopefully be able to start working again, with class councillors, in a different way. For now, we will be doing our best to stay safe and hopeful for better times.
The School Councillors are keen to support charities throughout Lent. We invited a representative from Fair Trade to speak in an assembly and we also enjoyed the workshops, finding out more about how communities in Africa work together to provide for their basic needs. Pupils will be able to buy some fair trade goods at school next week.
We are also hoping to support the Catholic Aid charity, CAFOD, by selling knitted Easter chicks filled with chocolate eggs, towards the end of Lent. We have invited knitters to get involved: through school and our families, the Blacon WI and some Knit & Natter groups.
TK Maxx asked us to join them in raising money for 'Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens', by donating good quality unwanted clothes, shoes and homeware.
We are collecting all used crisp packets, so please remember to save them and send them into school, instead of throwing them in the bin. Thank you.
The school councillors helped to organise our annual shoebox appeal in support of Operation Christmas Child. Our school was able to send 28 shoeboxes filled with toys, games, hats and gloves for needy children around the world. Thank you for supporting this charity.
UK Children's Air Ambulance : Please save your used stamps and send them into school as we are collecting them for this very important service. Thank you.
Please keep recycling your old batteries! Bring them into school: please ask for a new collecting box if you need one! Thank you!
Projects we are working on include:-
Local Communities and Open Spaces
As part of our collaboration with Cheshire West and Chester Council to improve the existing play area on Canterbury Road, we did a site visit and made notes about the current play equipment, took photographs and had a look at possible new ranges of exciting designs! We wrote a letter in support of funding and the bid was successful. The redeveloped play area is now being used by local families.
We have also been responding to pupils' suggestions about school meals, by meeting with our school cook to choose new menus for September.
One of our next projects will be to campaign to save water around our school. Following an assembly and workshop with Severn Trent Water, we have made a plan to encourage water saving at the coolers, when pupils refill their water bottles during the day. We are hoping to have a poster competition to promote the better use of water around school.