Every year a boy and a girl in the year groups from Year 1 to Year 6, are elected by their peers to represent their class on the School Council, which is led by Miss Berry. The School Council represent the Pupil Voice by meeting regularly to discuss different issues and then finding out the views of their peers to put forward at future meetings. An example of this is the choice of the new markings for the school playground and ideas put forward to make certain parts of the playground more fun at lunchtimes.
The School Council supports fundraising activities for the school’s chosen charities, which are the Winchester Night Shelter, Naomi House and the Mukono School in Rwanda. They also arrange activities to support Children in Need and Red Nose Day each year.
School Council Activities 2016-2017
Christmas Shoebox Appeal for Children in eastern Europe
We were delighted to receive 65 shoeboxes to send out to children in eastern Europe who live in very difficult conditions and who do not have many possessions. We have been thinking about Christians across the world who are helping children who are less fortunate than ourselves. We are hoping that our shoeboxes will make a big difference to some children this Christmas.
Harvest Gifts for the Winchester Churches Nightshelter
We have been thinking about the value of Generosity this half term under our Christian value of Hope. We have brought in donations to help families in Winchester who do not have enough money for food. We helped to carry out the tins and packets to the cars so that the people could take the food to store at Winchester Basics Bank. The food will then be handed out to families in need. We hope that our Harvest gifts will help some families in Winchester.
Equipment for Mukono School in Rwanda
We raised money to buy resources for Mukono School in Rwanda to help the children there to learn to read and write in English. Heather came to talk to us about her time at Mukono School and we learnt that they do not have much paper or things to write with. Heather showed us some photos of the children when they received the equipment we had bought for them. We hope that the resources will make a difference to the children in Rwanda.
We collected 39 pairs of shoes to send out to Uganda so that children there could have shoes to put on their feet instead of having bare feet. We hope that the shoes will make a difference to the children in South Africa.
Collection of School Uniform
We collected school uniform that we have grown out of to send out to children in Potters Village, Muhabura in Uganda so that the children can go to school. We are working with the church of St Cross to improve the lives of the children in the village. We hope that children will wear the uniform and be able to learn like we can.
School Council Activities 2015-2016
Syrian Refugees December 2015
The School Council raised money for Syrian Refugees by organising a Bags2School Collection. They helped to carry all of the bags to the lorry to be weighed. They were very pleased to raise £82 for the Bishop of Winchester’s charity fundraising for the refugees.
Children in Need November 2015
The School Council organised a collection for Children in Need by asking children to put loose change on outlines of Pudsey Bear. They raised an amazing £302!
Pupil Voice chooses a Tortoise as the School Pet!
The Councillors talked to their classes and asked children to vote for a school pet. The tortoise was a clear winner. The School Councillors organised a non-uniform day to raise money to buy a tortoise and the tortoise arrived in November! Each councillor put forward a possible name for the tortoise.The Blog vote resulted in a win for the name Esio Trot!
Shoe Box Appeal
Our Links Mukono School in Rwanda
Heather Maundrell and her husband came to St Faith’s in December to receive the latest equipment for Mukono School which we have purchased from the School Council’s fund raising events this year. Having asked what would be of most use, we are giving them bluetac, drawing pins, colouring pencils, board pens and two packs of brightly coloured display paper.