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School Council 2018

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The Big Brain Bounce

A big thank you to everyone who brought in some money for our Big Brain Bounce on Tuesday 9th April. Also thank you to those who lent us one of their space hoppers. We have raised a great amount for Wellspring, the mental health charity we have chosen to support this term. We had so much fun bouncing around on space hoppers with our class. Even some of our teachers had a go! We will be giving the money to someone from Wellspring at the start of the summer term when they come into one of our assemblies. This event put everyone in a good mood.

William, Henry, Meg, Arran, Bethany, Ella, Elliot, Lily, Oscar and Mrs Fretwell

Be A Wellspring Hopper In The Big Brain Bounce

Following the success of our Secret Christmas shop in December, where we raised money for the Harrogate Homeless Project, we now have a date for the next joint School Council and PTA fundraiser. This term, our lower school councillors we will be raising money for Wellspring, a local mental health charity in Harrogate which offers counselling and training to those in need to restore hope, develop resilience and facilitate positive change.

Linking the theme of ‘Healthy bodies, healthy minds,’ the children are calling this event 'The Big Brain Bounce' as all that is involved is some fun bouncing on a space hopper. It will take place in school throughout the day on Tuesday 9th April and we would be grateful if you could send in a donation of £1 to go towards our fundraising efforts on this day.


A successful secret Christmas shop!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the PTA and School Council Secret Christmas Shop on Friday 14th December. Lots of fun was had, both by the children and the PTA running the shop and by the children doing the shopping! At the last count, a fantastic profit of £266 was made. All of this profit will be donated to the Harrogate Homeless Project. A representative from the charity is coming to visit us in early January, when we will present them with the money.

We are hoping to choose another charity to support in the Spring term with a different fund-raising venture, this time led by the Lower School Council members and the PTA. Details to follow in the new year.

Mrs Fretwell
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Secret Christmas Shop

The Upper School Council members will be helping the PTA to run a secret Christmas shop for the children on Friday 14th December. Please see details on the newsletter for further information.

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World War One Centenary Event

On the 15th of November, the School Council were proud to represent the school at a World War One Centenary Event. Held at Christ Church and Organised by Terry Knowles of the Rotary club of Harrogate, the event included readings and songs with music by St Aidan’s brass group and singing from St Aidan’s chamber choir. The School Council were exemplary representatives at this touching tribute to the fallen of WWI.


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Remembrance Poppies

Poppies will be on sale in school during the week beginning 5th November. School Council members will be taking them around each class after afternoon registration. This year, there are a small selection of poppy rulers, pencils and rubbers available too. Please send a small donation in with your child if they want to buy one.


Macmillan Coffee Morning cake sale

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Our Upper School Council members did a great job helping to sell cakes at our first Open Hour and Macmillan Coffee morning. We raised just over £400.
 Our new School Council members!

This year, our School Council members are:


Preeti Chandrashekar, Oscar Tregenza, William Sewell, Bethany Cooke, Elliot Hollingsworth, Ella Peat, Arran Robson, Lily McIntosh, Megan Lister, Henry Beagley, Seth Kennerley, Georgia Osborne, Joseph Brennan, Holly Westmoreland, Daisy Abbs, Millie Adrian-Horrocks, Tommy Simpson, Jessica Coumont, Megan Hobbs and Conor Lister.


We have already had our first School Council meeting and are busy preparing for the Macmillan Coffee Morning on 28th September. Some of our School Council will be helping to run this event.

School Council meeting

On Thursday 19th April we had a brief meeting to discuss how we would like to spend the money that we raised on Enterprise Day. We are going to ask our classes for suggestions which we will put forward in our next meeting. Watch this space for our final decision!

Children in Need Day 2017

A huge thank you to everone who came dressed in spotty outfits for Children In Need Day.  We raised £405 from £1 donations and Old Round Pounds, for this fantastic cause. We all enjoyed taking part in this annual fundraising event and all the activites organised by School Council were great!

A successfull cake sale!

A successfull cake sale! 1 A big thank you to all who donated either money or cakes to the Macmillan cake sale during Open Hour. We raised just over £200.
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We have now had our first School Council meeting of the year. We had lots to discuss, as we have two events to organise in November.

The first is an Open Hour Cake Sale on Thursday 2nd November in aid of Macmillan. We would like donations of cakes bringing in to school on Wednesday 1st November/Thursday 2nd November. These will be on sale during the Open Hour and then all the children in school will have the opportunity to buy a cake in the afternoon. More details will follow shortly.

We also discussed what we will be doing for Children In Need on Friday 17th November. Watch this space for information on collecting round pounds for Pudsey and our Spotacular day in school!

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