The newly elected school councillors have had a very productive and busy start to the school year. During our Autumn Term, we have raised awareness and collected generous donations for a number of very worthy causes.
In November, the School Council sold Remembrance poppies across the school – great to see this so widely supported. In the same month we donned our spots for Children in Need with our school councillors collecting donations on a very cold playground. It was certainly worth the frosty conditions as we were able to raise a highly impressive £653.12.
Later on in the term, the School Council marched up and down the school corridors for another great cause - The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Christmas pencils, elves and reindeers were snapped up as ideal Christmas gifts and have been selling well over the past few weeks.
Our final charity fundraiser of the term was a very well received Christmas Jumper Day. This time, the proceeds were collected for Save the Children. On this day, some fantastic and highly decorative jumpers were unleashed from the back of the wardrobe for their annual day out.
The School Council would like to sincerely thank you all for the very generous donations and for getting the 2017-2018 charity fundraising off to a flying start. See you in 2018.
The School Council.
The School Council had a busy term, organising no less than four different charity events! November saw Remembrance Day where the School Council collected donations for Remembrance poppies. Then, on 18th November, we held a very successful ‘Spotacular Day’ for Children in Need where we raised a whopping £592.41. In December, the School Council raised money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity by selling Christmas pencils and flumpets—these sold out in only three days and we had to contact the charity for more! Finally, on the last day of term, we held a Christmas Jumper Day, the proceeds from which went go to Save the Children charity. On behalf of these charities, the School Council thank you for your generous donations.
In the Spring term, the School Council were busy organising Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day at Ashmead School. The children were invited to either wear red mufti clothes or come to school dressed as someone (or something!) that makes them laugh. It was a great day had by all whilst also raising money for a great cause. The School Council thank you all for your generous donations!
Ashmead also held a joke competition. The School Council loved reading all the amazing jokes submitted by pupils at Ashmead! Winners were announced in the end of term assembly.
This term the School Council have been busy handing out surveys to pupils to complete across the school. The pupils were asked to complete the surveys to give their opinions about many aspects of school life such as classrooms, teachers, lessons, play times and many other areas. The School Council have been busy collating and analysing the data to find out which areas of the school are particularly appreciated by the children and where there is room for improvement. The School Council thank the children for filling in their surveys so carefully and for all of the lovely comments they wrote about our school!
Lastly, as we come to the end of another academic year, this is the current representatives' last term as School Councillors. The councillors have worked hard for two years, raising money for numerous charities and improving our school. Ashmead is so grateful for all their time and effort. Well done, 2015-2017 School Councillors!