Some of our pupils have been litter picking in our local area, focusing mainly on Small Drove. This week we collected two bags of rubbish. Thank you to WASUP (Walsall Against Single Use Plastics) for funding our litter picking equipment, which enables us to keep our local streets clean and free from plastic.
Children in Need!
This year our School Parliament voted to support Children in Need by holding a non-uniform day. Some of our pupils also baked cakes for all of our pupils in order to raise more money for the charity. The cakes were very well received by the rest of the school!
In September we held our annual School Parliament elections. At least one pupil from each year group was elected. We have already been busy deciding what we want to work on this year. Our school vision is linked to the Good Samaritan, where the Samaritan helps the Jewish traveller. We would like to help people who need extra support.
People who are poorly
People who are poor
People who don’t have clean water
People who are lonely
People who are blind
So far we have chosen to support the following charities this year:
- Macmillan - Coffee morning
- Children in Need
- Holbeach Community Larder - Harvest Festival donations
- The Children’s Society - Christingle
- Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day
- Water Aid
- The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
We will now start to plan how we can raise money for each of these charities. We are also keen to look after the environment, and are starting to talk about what we could do to reduce the amount of plastic we use.
30 things to do before you leave Weston St Mary
School Parliament have been working hard on drawing together a list of 30 things for our pupils to do before they leave Weston St Mary. Today is the final meeting and they will be sharing the list with our pupils and parents soon!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to all those who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning, and to those who donated cakes. We received an overwhelming amount of cakes and were even able to hold an additional cake sale after school to raise additional funds. All in all, we have raised over £60 and are very grateful for people’s generosity.
As part of our Harvest celebrations, the School Parliament decided to ask for food donations which we could in turn donate to a local food bank. Thank you to all of those who kindly donated produce to this cause.
Christmas Jumper day
The children of Weston St Mary were very excited to participate in Christmas Jumper Day in order to raise money for Save the Children.
Meeting Whaplode C of E Primary School Parliament
The members of Weston St Mary School Parliament were delighted to welcome Whaplode’s School Parliament for a Social Action Conference. The children outlined what charities they wished to support during the next few months, including local, national and global projects.
They decided they would like to embark on a joint project, focusing on the local community. Both Parliaments will discuss possible ideas before reconvening next term to share their ideas and decide on a course of action.