The School Council are a group of pupils who are elected to work on very important projects across the school. They work with Ms Hughes to tackle various tasks. Sometimes they work with other children, sometimes, teachers and sometimes special guests!
SCHOOL COUNCIL REPORT
Our Charity for 2017-2018
At the end of October 2017 the School Council took the decision to support the Whitechapel Centre, an organisation which supports homeless people and families in Liverpool.
On November 6th Charlotte Hopkins, a fundraiser for the Whitechapel Centre came to school to talk to the School Council about the different types of homelessness and the ways in which the Whitechapel Centre tries to help.
We will now organise a number of special fundraising events in order to support their nominated charity beginning with a ‘Woolies Day ‘ on Friday 1st December.
Our Campaign to Improve our Health
Have you ever thought about how many teaspoons of sugar can be found in a flapjack? Well the School Council have and they were shocked to discover that a small flapjack contains at least 6 teaspoons of sugar a day! That is the recommended daily intake of sugar for a Primary aged child.
The School Council have been working with Phil our chef ,Ms Jen and Ms Hughes to try and make our lunches healthier. We have been investigating the amount of sugar in each of the puddings they have for lunch and what nutritious and tasty alternatives could be introduced.
The results were both surprising and worrying. So what can be done? Well on 8th November the School Council took the decision by 14 votes to 2 that all sweet based desserts would be removed from the Lunch Menu from Monday13th November and be replaced with a variety of fruits, including blackberries, black currents, raspberries, kiwi, pineapple and mango to name just a few. Flavoured milkshakes will also be replace with fresh juices such as cranberry and pineapple and Phil will offer a Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit special.
The School Council realise that this may be quite an unpopular decision within the school although We have been sensible and tried to build up support amongst our friends and members of our class but we also have come to realise that sometime you have to make difficult decisions in order to make things better healthier and safer for everyone.
HOWEVER Phil has promised lots of treats for our annual Christmas school party, which is great.
REMEMBER Sugar is special and should only be used for celebrations!