School Council

News June 2024

During the recent school council meeting, the children asked for a sponsored run/walk instead of the traditional sports day. One of the primary reasons behind this decision is their collective desire to support Mary Stevens Hospice, a charity that holds significant importance within our local community. Many of our children are already familiar with the incredible work this charity does to support individual and families during challenging times. Their awareness of the positive impact Mary Stevens Hospice has on our community, including providing assistance to patients and relatives, has been a driving force behind our decision to dedicate our efforts to this worthy cause.

We strongly believe in empowering our children and valuing their ideas. We recognise the important of fostering a sense of social responsibility and empathy within our school community. Therefore, when our children expressed their desire to support Mary Stevens Hospice, we were eager to ensure their initiative came to fruition.

The sponsored run/walk event will provide our children with an opportunity not only to contribute to a meaningful cause but also to participate in a fun and inclusive activity that promotes physical fitness and teamwork. It will be an event filled with excitement, camaraderie, and most importantly, the chance to make a different to the lives of others.


Our new school council representatives have been voted in.They have been asked to speak to their classes about what they like and would like more of at St Margarets, what inter-house competitions they would like this year. 

What do children love about St Margaret’s?

  • Children love the rewards and merits we have in school
  • They think that lessons are well-organised
  • There are lots of books
  • Children like the clubs
  • Children like the staff
  • Children like the different rooms we have in school that they use to learn in
  • The children like the markings on the playground, e.g. hop scotch

What would they like to do/have at St Margaret’s to make it even better?

  • Appoint House Captains for each of our four houses
  • A climbing wall for Year 3 and 4 to use - Fundraising has started
  • More playground equipment
  • More visitors into school
  • Flowers outside
  • Art work displayed outside

Inter-house competitions

The children at St Margaret’s are going to participate in the following competitions to gain points for their house during the year.

  • Football drills
  • Hockey drills
  • Star jumps and squats
  • Races – sack, skipping and relay races

These are the other events the School Council found that children at St Margaret’s want to take part in over the year.

  • Bake off
  • Art talent show
  • Science quiz
  • Maths quiz
The school council have worked with children across the school recently to identify areas that they want to work on. They thought carefully with their class about our three school expectations. 
Be Ready
Be Respectful
Be Safe
Each class produced posters that had information and images that showed what we would see if our children were demonstrating being ready, respectful and safe. The council reps then came together and selected elements from each class that went onto the final playground signs. Our children now know the expectations and how they can demonstrate them daily. 
Last term the council reps gathered information about what they thought was working well at St Margarets and what they felt could be improved. One of their requests was to have additional after school clubs. The school responded to this and the children were able to participate in Art and multi-skills clubs during the year. There are plans for more to come so watch this space. 
The school council reps also worked with members of staff to help our children develop an anti-bullying policy using their opinions. Staff refer to this with the children in school.  

The children have been working with their class to develop regulation boxes. They asked their class what they would like to have in the boxes and we are putting these together. This is what we have so far.


School Council News

In December our school took part in the Reindeer Run. This event raises money for Mary Steven’s Hospice. We asked the School Council to find out what they would like to do a little bit differently this year on the day. This is what they said: 
  • Obstacles 
  • Reindeers hidden indoors and outdoors 
  • Dress up while we find the reindeers 
  • Use orienteering maps like we did at Astley Burf 
  • Answer clues to find the next reindeer 


All year groups took part in the run and we raised £453. Well done everyone!