School Council

Welcome To Our School Council Page! Here you will find out everything you need to know about our very active Stanah School Council.

School Council Elections

At the start of each academic year, our children elect their Class School Council Representative. Children apply to be their Class Representative by preparing a presentation for their peers. Members of each class vote for who they feel would be the most suitable School Councillor to represent their class.

Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Our School Council are supporting the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch. Our School Councillors designed some lovely stickers to award their peers for taking part in this bird spotting event. They also held a competition for the best bird photographs captured.

Thornton Library

Our School Councillors are responsible for displaying our Stanah children’s wonderful work at Thornton Library.  They change this display each half term.  Whilst visiting the library, our School Councillors also enjoy a sing-a-long with the library’s Mothers and Toddlers group.

Supporting Charities.

Each year, our School Council organize events in school to support two charities.  These are Children In Need and our local children’s hospice, Brian House.

Recent events for Children In Need have included creating art work for parents/carers to purchase.  The theme of the art work was ‘Something that makes you happy.’

‘Fly A Kite For Children In Need’ was another successful event, involving children creating and flying kites with a seaside theme.

Our School Council also organized a ‘Sponsored Maypole Dance’ for Brian House, after visiting this children’s hospice.  On the day of our ‘Sponsored Maypole Dance,’ Reverend Jane was invited to open the event.

Competitions

Our School Councillors enjoy organizing competitions for our Stanah children.  Our wonderful PTFA have supported these competitions by funding prizes for our children.

Recent Christmas Competitions have included ‘Make a Christmas Decoration’ and ‘Make a Wooden Spoon Christmas Character.’  The decorations and spoons were hung up in our outdoor areas.

Our School Council also holds a Summer Competition, where entries are displayed at our Stanah School Summer Fair.  The winners are announced at this event too!

Both our ‘Stanah Scarecrows’ and ‘Flowerpot Character’ competitions have been a success.  Karen, our local librarian at Thornton Library, was invited to judge our ‘Flowerpot Character’ competition.  Our flowerpot entries were displayed in the library too!

Eat Them To Defeat Them

https://vegpower.org.uk/how-eat-them-to-defeat-them-got-our-school-eating-more-veg/

During the Spring Term, our School Council enjoys organizing activities throughout school, to support VegPower’s ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ campaign.

Our Stanah children have been so enthusiastic for this campaign, which encourages children to eat vegetables.

In 2019, we received a visit from ‘Granada Reports,’ who wanted to find out more about how we had been supporting the campaign in school.  They also reported on our exciting day, where the winners of a competition had their chosen school meal (including vegetables, of course!) feature on our school menu.

You can watch the report here:

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2019-04-11/eating-their-way-to-health-school-pupils-join-itvs-new-campaign

We also received a nomination at the ‘Blackpool Education Awards’ for our work, related to this campaign.  And in 2020, Stanah School was nominated for the VegPower Caterer’s Award, after some great ‘Taste Table’ creations from our School Cook.

Thumbs Up For Your Postie

During lockdown, our School Councillors supported the Royal Mail’s ‘Thumbs Up For Your Postie’ campaign.  They created posters for our Stanah Postman.  We displayed these in school to show our appreciation for our Stanah Postie!

Plastic Recycling

Our School Councillors wrote to our local council, asking for a plastic recycling bin. They were successful and we can now recycle our plastic at Stanah Primary School.

Further information about our School Council Projects.

You can keep up-to-date with our School Council Projects in the following ways:

  • Check out our School Council Board outside of school.
  • Follow our School Council Twitter page at:

Miss Shill@StanahScCouncil

  • Look out for posts on our School Story on Dojo.