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School Council Newsletter - December 2015

Our School Council organised a fantastic week of fundraising activities leading up to Red Nose Day on Friday 13th March. Activities included a very successful 'Red Raffle', decorating funny face biscuits, a 'Guess the name of the teddy' competition and a 'Dress up in Red' non-uniform day. Thank you to Mrs Godfrey and all the school council members for their help and ideas. 

Commonwealth Day 2015

On Mon 9th March, some of our school council members took part in the 'raising of the flag' ceremony as part of Commonwealth Day'. Prior to this, they took part in some learning about the Commonwealth and it's member countries and produced a lovely piece of art, featuring many commonwealth flags, to show at the event. 
Read the full report by clicking the link above. 
Children in Need 2014

On Friday 14th November we did various things to raise money for Children in Need.

Thank you to everyone for all contributions that were made including raffle prizes, baking and of course for buying things on sale!

The children and staff looked fantastic dressed up as their hero.

A final figure of how much we have raised will be finalised next week but amazingly it is already in excess of £670! So a big thank you again to all involved!


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Pictures of the children dressed up as a hero for Children in Need.


School Council members have a range of responsibilities such as attending meetings to discuss school matters, engaging in fundraising events and going out in the community to represent the school. At the start of the year the School Council members are chosen from each class through a class vote.Being on the school council gives children a wide range of experiences throughout the school year.


Pupil voice is a very important part of our school ethos and class councils are held regularly throughout the year. The School Council members discuss class council issues at their meetings. These ideas are then passed on to the Head Teacher so they can be discussed with staff and acted upon if necessary.

The School Council have been involved in a lot of events in the past year. They collected pencils and stationary for Havilla children's centre in Nairobi, visited the Skipton Town Council Chambers and worked with the Dog Warden to campaign for dog walkers to clean up after their dogs! This year they will have the opportunity to contribute ideas for Greatwood's 60th Birthday celebrations, continue links with the Havilla children's centre as well as take part in many fundraising events.
Fundraising 2012-2013
The School Council were involved in a lot of fundraising events last year and managed to raise nearly £1400 for charity. This is a fantastic achievement!
MacMillan Coffee Morning  £250.00
Christmas Fair ~ Tombola Stall  £200.00
Children in Need  £373.00
Comic Relief £563.91
Future fundraising events include   :   

A bun sale to raise money for MacMillan, a tombola stall at the Christmas Fair, Sport Relief and Children in Need.

Read the article above to find out all about our Fairtrade fortnight.