Birkdale Primary School Council!
Our School Council Representatives are such an important part of our school community and, each year, they contribute to the continual development and improvement of our school.
They are responsible for the following key areas:
Meet our School Council for 2022-23!
Chair - Harrison
Vice Chair - Maya
1R - Ella
1L - Hattie
2C - Sofia
2P - Isla
3S - Ezra
3G - Ava
4M - Max
4C - Blake
5M - Vincent
5S - Brooke
6B - Dawn
6JS - Dylan
Our Plans for 2022-23
Our first meeting of the school year took place on 10th october and we were asked to think about some focus events for our school and the SLP to support this year. We were asked to think of:
1) our own school-based event
2) a local community fundraiser/event
3) how to improve diversity and tolerance in Southport
4) how to promote and celebrate anti-bullying week this year
Southport Town Deal
We were asked to take part in the proposals for the new 'Town Deal'! Southport are going to be awarded a big sum of money to make improvements to the area and we were asked to share some of our ideas for how the money should be spent! Our School Council representatives watched the video explaining what the Town Deal was all about and shared some initial ideas. Councillors then went back to their classes and shared what was happening with their teachers and classmates and collected in more ideas! We then came back together as a School Council to see what our most popular ideas were as a school and sent them off with a note to the children of Southport in 30 years time!
You can read more about Southport's Town Deal by following the link below:
We then got a letter back from the Chair of the Town Deal thanking us for all of our ideas and giving us some more information about the decisions that have been made so far!
Our Southport Member of Parliament, Damien Moore, came to visit Birkdale Primary and sat in on one of our energetic Star of the Week assemblies!
He then did a really informative Q and A with our School Council about what it was like to be an MP and sit in the Houses of Parliament, no matter what your political party may be.
Our School Council came up with some great questions (Mr Moore really liked the question 'Are you allowed to sit with your best friend in Parliament meetings?'!) and it was fascinating learning about how someone can help to lead change in our community as well as what it is like to work in our capital city! Mr Moore talked about his passion for improving the green spaces around Southport, particularly cleaning up parks like the Botanic Gardens which he believes will help children and adults with their wellbeing.