St. Mary’s School Council consists of two children from each class from Year 1 to Year 6, who have been chosen to represent their class by their classmates. Their job is to listen to the views and ideas of their classmates and discuss any suggestions at School Council meetings.
They meet regularly with Miss Tebbutt to share ideas for an even better school, and to sort out any problems. These may include school lunches, organising extra curricular activities, ‘collapse the curriculum’ days or ideas for charity and fundraising events.
Meet our new, eager and enthusiastic members of School Council for this year:
This year, our chosen charity for Harvest was Farm Africa, which is a charity that aims to provide farmers in Africa with relevant tools and skills to help dig themselves out of poverty. The theme was ‘Give Hunger the Boot’ and was based around wellington boots so School Council got involved by asking each class to design a wellington boot for a donation of 20p.
Year 5 and 6 School Councillors also sold the Harvest themed cakes and biscuits that each class baked for the event, after the Harvest assembly.
Overall, we raised £116.38 as well as collecting lots of food for the residents of Reddish and The Wellspring Kitchen.