The charity with the most votes which will become our chosen charity for this year is Approach, a charity which works in our local area to support people with dementia. We will support this by working with them to become dementia friendly.
We all thought this would be a very good idea and it would be good to help our local community.
On Friday 14th October, Will Boyce from the charity will be coming into school to meet the school council and discuss ways we could raise money for the Approach charity. He will also be introduced to the school in celebration assembly.
Ravensmead School Council 2016-17
During the first week back at school, each class from Year 2 upwards elected two school council members to represent them. Year 5 and 6 children also elected a chair, secretary and treasurer.
The school council members who have been elected are:
Y2B: Sapphire & Jake
Y2W: Ginny & Kienan
Y3/4H: Isaac & Poppy
Y3/4B: Jamie & Emily
Y3/4L: Ellie & Ewan
Y5/6R: Nakish & Arvie
Y5/6H: Noa & Rubi
Y5/6W: Jessica & Kian
School Council Co-ordinator – Miss Horne
Link Governor – Julie Weston
All children attended the meeting.
Discussed different charities we could nominate:
- Air ambulance
- Guide dogs
- First responders
- Alzheimer’s UK
- Cancer research
Mrs Evans told the children about Dementia Friends and how we could become a Dementia Friendly school and work with Audley who are trying to become a Dementia Friendly village.
Talked about possible fund raising activities:
- Halloween party (we spoke about how it can be scary for some children and also not believed in by other people).
- Car boot sale or table top sale
- Car wash
- Bag pack at a supermarket
- Biscuit sale
- Blue day for dementia
- Slime bucket challenge