Speakers for Schools Award

31 October 2017 | School News

Weatherhead’s School Council have been awarded Highly Commended in the Speakers School Council Awards for their community project, ‘Elderly Extravaganza’.

The awards, run by Parliament’s Education Service and the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, are recognition of their work with and for the local community.

The School Council’s ‘Elderly Extravaganza’ project focussed on contributing to the wellbeing of local elderly residents. At Christmas, students delivered gifts, handmade mince pies and cards to nursing homes. This was shortly followed by a meeting with AgeUK and some elderly from the community in order to give older people the opportunity to express their opinions and feel valued, whilst also enabling our students to learn from their experience.

The year was then concluded with a marvellous Tea Party where visitors were treated to tea, cake and sandwiches. The room was beautifully decorated and there was a range of entertainment from musical performances (by our student musicians and singers) to bingo and quizzes. Guests were also treated to a poetry reading by the Wirral Poet Laureate – our very own Leah Pulford (Year 10) and they finished the afternoon with a raffle. Students had previously ran a cake to raise money to buy the gifts for this and the Flower Boutique in Liscard kindly donated a beautiful bouquet.

Miss Evans, School Council Lead, said “it was an inspirational and overwhelming experience to see our students achieve such fantastic outcomes demonstrating not only their invaluable leadership skills, but also their compassion and support for others. This is the highest award Weatherhead has achieved in this competition and I could not be prouder of their hard work over the school year.”

Weatherhead’s School Council, comprising of 100 students, 20 of whom sit on the Whole School Council, plays an important role in the Weatherhead school community, as they try to improve aspects of school life for their fellow students and act as a voice for their year group.

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