Your School Council Representatives 2020/21
This year's representatives meet weekly via Zoom to discuss school and community issues. They feedback the suggestions of their classmates and discuss ideas for school improvements. They also research and share fundraising ideas for causes that they feel are important.
Your School Council Chairperson
Red Nose Day
Friday 19th March 2021
We all had a great time dressing up in our wackiest clothes for Red Nose Day. We organised a joke telling competition for each class and the winners shared their jokes in our School Council virtual assembly. We discussed the important charity work that Comic Relief does. Together, we raised a fantastic £428.
Festive Jumper day
11th December 2020
Today, we had our Christmas dinner which was delicious.
We all wore our festive jumpers which made our celebration really fun.
Pyjama Day for Children in Need
13th November 2020
On Friday, the whole school loved wearing their pyjamas in exchange for a donation to Children in Need.
Autumn Treat Raffle
30th October 2020
Thank you for all of the amazing treat cups that you brought in. There were some amazing autumn designs and it was very hard to choose the design winners. We had lots of fun during the raffle and everyone loved their treat cup prizes. Thank you for your raffle ticket donations. We really appreciate it and it will help us to buy new things for schools, such as dictionaries and books. We are asking pupils to complete a questionnaire to help us to decide how to spend your kind donations.
Macmillan Afternoon Tea
25th September 2020
In exchange for a donation, we were allowed to bring in a treat to eat on the field.
Thank you for all of your donations, we raised a whopping £562.50! The money that we have raised is going to Macmillan Cancer Support to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support for people affected by cancer.
Your Pupil Voice Representatives 2019/20
"Hi, I’m Josh. I am happy I was elected as School Council Chairperson. I like to help others, especially younger children. I have experience in helping younger children at Ju-jitsu; the teacher trusts me to support them. I am also good at leading others and I am leader at Cubs. I think I will make a good Chairperson because I am keen to make our school an even better place. I would like to work with the Vice Chairperson to improve the habitats of our school pets. I am keen to organise more events to raise money for charity and to celebrate important British events."
"Hi, I’m Rose. I think I will make a great Vice Chairperson for the School Council because I am a very caring person. I have been a Well-being Warrior for two years; I love to help children get through their tough times and see them happy. I can’t wait to organise some fun events for pupils at the school. I’m going to make a new suggestion box for pupils to put their suggestions in. I love animals and would like to see more pets at Park Road. I think pets can help children to learn more about the world and how to care for others."
Your Pupil Voice representatives 2018/19
|Ella says...||Arthur says...|
| I am very proud to have been elected Chairperson of the School Council. I feel it is an important role because I can help to improve the school for everyone. I think I will make a great Chairperson because I am good at leading others. I like to get involved in new activities and listen to new ideas. I am excited to organise events to raise money for charity. I am keen to encourage classes to work more closely together, so that we can all get to know each other better and support one another.
||I am happy that I got elected as School Council Vice Chairperson. I like to help others and try to make this school an even better place. I am also good at leading others and have experience from being an Eco Warrior. I hope I make a good Vice Chairperson. I would like to achieve a great amount of money for charity and help to raise money to save children from cancer and other illnesses.|
Macmillan Coffee Morning –
28th September 2018
You said- “We want to take part in Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for charity.”
Last Friday, we hosted our Macmillan Coffee Morning at school. Lots of pupils made some amazing cakes for us to sell. There were cakes everywhere! Some parents came to have a cake and cup of coffee, which was nice. Pupils had their cakes at break time. I had a delicious green cake. There were lots of cakes left over so we sold them in the playground after school. I really enjoyed selling the cakes. We raised £404.25 to help people with cancer.
At Park Road Academy, our children are the most important people. We believe that their voice is invaluable. Our elected School Council Representatives meet weekly to discuss class and whole school issues. They bring to the meetings suggestions from their classmates on how to improve our school. Our Representatives work together to organise fundraising events to raise money for a variety of charities. They enthusiastically plan assemblies to inform their peers and teachers about issues that are important to them.
Emoji Egg Decorating Competition
As part of our Easter celebrations this year, we held an egg decorating competition. We put the theme to a vote and the school decided the theme should be emojis.
Have a look at some of our fantastic creations!
Our lunch time Lego Club is very popular at the moment. We have seen some great team work to complete our Lego challenges. Well done to all pupils who have already received a Lego Master Builder certificate.
It has been great to see pupils taking turns to enjoy a story at break times. Some of our older pupils have been reading to children in KS1. Some of our Year 2 pupils have also been reading to pupils from Reception. After the stories, pupils have been acting out their favourite parts. They have even started to use props and their imagination to create their own wonderful stories. We are looking forward to sharing some of these fun ideas with the Teaching and Learning Committee.
St Alban’s Christmas Tree Festival
We loved visiting St Alban’s church to set up our ‘Helping Hands’ tree for their Christmas Tree Festival. We were very proud of the decorations made by everyone at our school. It was great to read the messages that pupils had written about how they had helped someone during our Helping Hands week.
Pumpkin Festival- 1st November 2017
Yesterday, we had our Pumpkin Festival. Some of the School Council played pumpkin games at lunch time with the children. We had ‘Stick the Stalk on the Pumpkin’, ‘Pumpkin Feet’ and some craft activities. We also had a Pumpkin Carving Competition to raise money for Once Upon a Smile. All of the entries were very creative. They were so superb that it was very hard to choose the winners. We raised £55.80. Thank you for your kind donations.
Macmillan Coffee Morning – 4th October 2017On Friday we raised money for Macmillan. We had a coffee morning for parents and friends of Park Road. We were pleased to see lots of friendly faces. We had a cake sale for all of the children in school. Thank you for all of the amazing cake donations, they were delicious! We raised a huge £258.66 to help people with cancer. Well done everyone!
Some pupils suggested that we could have some new clubs at lunch times. We asked pupils what they would like to do and set up new clubs for lunch times. We enjoy running the clubs because we love the activities too. The activities help to us keep fit and healthy. They also help us to make new friends.
Today, we judged the Mr Men and Little Miss decorated eggs. The entries were fantastic and it was great to see such a wide variety of characters. It took us a long time to choose the winners and runners up. Well done to everyone that entered!
Here are our two winners with their very creative entries:
Today, we raised money for Comic Relief by dressing up as our favourite ‘noses’. Everybody made a huge effort to dress up so we gave out lots of ‘best dressed nose’ certificates. We put on an assembly to inform everyone about Red Nose Day and why it is important to fundraise. We also had lots of funny moments to laugh at in the assembly, which was great because we found out that laughing actually increases our immune cells! Well done to all pupils who got up on stage to tell a joke in our Comedy Battle, especially Year 5 who were our Comedy Battle Champions. Together we raised an impressive £187.
On Thursday 1st December, we went to St Alban’s church to set up our family themed Christmas tree. It took a long time to decorate because we had lots of lovely decorations, which were made by all of our pupils. Many people at St Alban’s told us that our tree looked wonderful and thanked us for contributing to their tree festival. Thank you for your decorations and have a Merry Christmas!
The whole school were excited to wear their festive jumpers and we saw a great variety. Everyone loved getting together to eat their Christmas dinner and sing along to the Christmas songs. A great day was had by all and we were able to raise some money for Save the Children. We hope that this will help to bring a smile to less fortunate children.
Our dodgeball workshops were great fun and helped us to learn more about the brilliant game. We also enjoyed working with the sports leaders to organise the workshops and gain new ideas. We are certainly looking forward to continuing our dodgeball matches at lunch times which will help us to stay healthy. We raised an impressive £235 in total. £188 has been sent to the British Heart Foundation and £47 (20%) will go towards more sports equipment for our school, as suggested by the British Heart Foundation.
Our coffee morning was a HUGE success. We had a great variety of delicious cakes to sell thanks to everybody’s superb baking. It was very hard to choose our star bakers as everyone had made such a great effort. Well done to Isabel and Sebastian who were chosen by our judges. We hope that our parents enjoyed themselves and we would like to thank them for donating so generously. We certainly enjoyed our cakes! Together, we raised £333 for Macmillan.