We are the SMC School Council and we have a very important job at St Margaret’s! We were voted in by our peers to play a massive role in improving our school. We have established some very important roles within the council, including Chair-person, Secretary, Treasurers, Social Media Reps and Fundraising Reps.
At the beginning of this year, we set a very ambitious target! We are aiming to buy a new castle play area to help make SMC a better place. This facility is used on a daily basis, throughout the school day. For the younger children in school, the castle and play area offers the opportunity for them to develop their muscles and social skills. It is also used by our teachers as an outdoor teaching space – we love going out there to learn! It is used daily at break times, as an extra reward but most importantly as a safe-space to spend time with our friends in school!
So far, we have made tremendous progress towards our target! We have helped to organise a SMC Spooky Disco, Christmas Movie Night, our Christmas Fayre and Easter Egg raffle. We have also appealed and secured two very generous donations from PD Ports and Unite Union.
In order to find out what our peers want our support with, we have set up ‘Feedback Friday’. Feedback Friday is a time (the first Friday of the month) when children across school can give their opinions and ideas to their School Council representatives. We then meet together to discuss ideas and any actions we need to put into place.