The aim of our School Council is to support the school and give our children a voice on issues they are interested in. As a group we meet as often as we can and discuss any ideas or concerns our pupils have. We support and raise funds for causes within our community and beyond, giving children the opportunity to appreciate the diversity of life beyond the school gates. Within school we listen to our pupils ideas on how to change or improve the school and feedback to our Senior Leadership Team.
So, let’s take a look at what we have achieved so far this academic year…
During UK Parliament Week (1-7 November 2020), we wanted to find out more about Parliament. Some school councillors were able to have a virtual question and answer session with MP Sarah Owen. They thought of specific questions to ask her and she responded to all very candidly. We really enjoyed it and hope to do more things with Parliament in the future. Sarah has even offered to come and meet us face to face when we are able to meet people again.
With support from parents, our children collected wonderful food items to help the work of Luton Foodbank – who, in the past six years, have delivered more than 35,000 food parcels to the local community. Especially this year, the Foodbank are very busy helping families. You can also make a monetary donation by clicking on
the link here - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MaidenhallPrimarySchool
Every year Children in Need focus our attention on children less fortunate than us in the UK and abroad. Our School Council’s themes this year was ‘Wear Spotty for Pudsey’ and it was lovely to see children and adults wearing something spotty or yellow to school on a bleak November morning. Our thanks as always go to our parents who join in with these events as we raised £687.74.
Our Christmas Jumper Day went down a hit as we managed to raise £362.23! We were treated to a wide range of colourful and festive jumpers, from both the children and staff. A big thank you to our generous community as always!
Former England International cricketer, Monty Panesar, did a virtual question-and-answer chat with our school. He told us about growing up in Luton and his career as a spin bowler. He is not only a good cricketer, but is also an avid Luton Town Football Club and Arsenal fan. Monty has agreed to visit the school once restrictions are lifted.
Thank you very much for taking part in our Christmas cards of kindness. We had a FANTASTIC response – over 70 cards. We quarantined the cards, posters, calendars, etc and then handed them over to our local charities. They were very grateful for the contributions, and helping to spread some festive cheer.
Children’s Mental Health Week took place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme was … Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about sharing feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
REMEMBER: YOU ARE NOT ALONE - TALK TO SOMEONE YOU TRUST!
World Book Day 2021 was very different. As we were still in lockdown on 4 March 2021, Maidenhall hosted a virtual ‘Masked Reader’ competition where teachers disguised themselves and read an extract from their favourite story. Everyone had fun trying to guess who could be behind the mask.
Once back in school, we had a ‘Dress up’ day on 26 March 2021 and children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters. We did lots of fun activities like making bookmarks, completing puzzles and word searches, writing poems, reading books on the epic! app, and so much more. ‘THE MORE YOU READ, THE MORE THINGS YOU WILL KNOW’ by Dr Seuss.
Maidenhall once again supported Red Nose Day on 19 March 2021. We raised an amazing £479.00 in support of Comic Relief.
Thank you to all our families for your support and generosity.