School Council

The School Council has run numerous events which support the pupils and larger community. They include:

In 2015/16 the School Council has had three non uniform days to fund raise.

They have actively participated in the interview process for the new Principal, however the Academy was unable to appoint on this occasion.

They have involved the whole school and nursery in the design and production of Nursery/KS1 and KS2 shopping bags which coincided with the governments implementation of charging for carrier bags and was also part of our eco responsibility. This was a good fundraiser, enjoyable for the children and practical for the parents when shopping.

They have run a school meals questionnaire and fed back to the catering provider.
They have ran a parental parking/safety questionnaire and Reception won the class prize for the the most questionnaires returned (well done). They involved Lancashire Council Council and the Local Parbold Parish Council in this venture to keep our roads clear, our children safe and our local community happy.
They have held a teddy bear picnic in the good weather, which was fun for children and staff alike.
They have purchased new picnic benches for KS2 lunchtime use on the newly re-levelled stone area.
Miss Mercer would like to thank the School Council and Eco Monitors this yea for all their efforts and continuous enthusiasm.

Previous Efforts:

  • photoSamaritans Purse shoe box appeal – Giving to children less fortunate than ourselves.
  • Community Defibrillator – Raised enough money for a ‘Defib’ for school that can also be accessed by the local community.
  • Teddy bear picnic – To share our lunchtime together in the sunshine as eating is a sociable activity at taught to us by Jesus. We also purchased several outdoor benches for on the field.
  • Interviewed new teachers – To be involved in the recruitment process and work with the leaders on the school.
  • Designed mugs and mouse mats – to fundraise for school.
  • Opened an Environment Agency Pathway in Parbold to be part of the community.
  • School meal survey – To get children’s feedback on their meals and make improvements.
  • Visited Houses of Parliament – To see how Law is made that effects our everyday life and the impact of debating.
  • We ran our Haiti appeal – Following the disaster we felt we needed to support those in need.
  • Own Clothes days – Three times a year we can wear our own clothes to fundraise. The next one is Onzie/PJ day for Alder Hey.
  • Christmas Nativity collection – Donations to Alder Hey
  • Design your own Christmas card – Fun Fundraiser to share your artistic designs with your friends and family.
  • Children in Need – FoPD toy fair supported by a cake sale in school.
  • Comic Relief – Selling Red Noses in school and fancy dress days.
  • Christmas Fair – A family run session to celebrate in the festive season together and raise money.
  • Playground games were reviewed to try to accommodate all children’s playtime games.
  • Developed the main entrance area – Planters, plants and slate to make a welcoming area with benches.
  • Clothes collection – Recycled clothing collected in a van to fundraise for school.
  • Eco Monitors – To reduce our waste and help the environment.
  • School Calendar – A fundraising activity to celebrate the birthdays of all the children in school (unfortunately we didn’t sell enough to be financially viable but those who purchased it, plus every class can now enjoy it.)

Spring 14 – Staff walked up Snowdon to fundraise for Alder Hey – despite the awful weather that day!

Spring 14 – The Big Breakfast – Invite the school in early to eat breakfast in a sociable environment and the importance of a good breakfast to help promote learning.

Spring 14 – Easter Hat parade/Egg and spoon race/egg decoration/egg hunt – All part of our celebrations for Easter.

Spring 14 – Pancake races/pancake sales to fundraise for Alder Hey.

Spring 14 – Requested a Pelican Crossing outside school – To assist crossing early and late plus to possibly enable us to cycle to school more safely.

2013/14- We have set up a charity donation on line for Alder Hey Children Hospital. We have decided to make a donation from the School Council events. When we discussed this, we were amazed at just how many of this year’s School Council had already used the services of Alder Hey.