Look here for all the latest news and events. We shall be inviting children to hold office on the school council for half the school year and hold elections in the later part of the Spring term for a new membership to take office. This will give more children the opportunity to take up this exciting role.
Many congratulations to the pupils who have just been voted on to our School Council.
"We, the new members of the school council are very excited about the prospect of making a difference in our school and local community. We'd like to raise money for some local charities...we'd like to support the Southport Soup Kitchen this half of the year. "
Soup and Shelter Day at St. Philip's C of E Primary School
Thank you to all those who took part in our Soup and Shelter Day.
It was a great success!
We raised a fantastic £153 for our local Soup Kitchen and we have all developed an awareness of what it is like to have nothing but a cardboard box for shelter.
Thank you to the representative from the Soup Kitchen who kindly explained daily life in the soup kitchen and detailed ways in which we can help further.
Meeting North West in Bloom
Members of the School Council were invited to meet with the judges of North West in Bloom today.
Two Year 5 children met the judges at Kings Gardens, alongside members of Friends of Kings Gardens to explain their involvement in the development of the sensory garden flowerbeds.
The judges were very impressed by their participation in The Green Machine initiative and the children showed off their knowledge of plants and shrubs eloquently.
Remembrance Sunday's Giant Poppy
A Green Machine Initiative
Take a look at the Giant Poppy which all members of the school council helped to create. A lovely morning was spent painting the bases of recycled plastic bottles red and black. An initiative launched by Sefton Council and The Green Machine saw students from Meols Cop High School, Holy Trinity, Holy Family and Norwood Primary School as well as us from St Philip's work collaboratively to create this wonderful poppy to commemorate the fallen heroes.
We have now started our local community audit, finding out what all the buildings are used for in the area and seeing how we can best serve the needs of others. Thanks for giving up your lunchtimes folks!
Thank you to Emily and Jake for spending the afternoon busy weeding the special bed devoted to the Green Machine at King's Gardens. We cleared it out of weeds and then planted bulbs and flowers ready for the public to enjoy.
Here were some of our ideas:
shelters, monkey bars, flowers, first aid bench, games painted on the ground, no running area, raised beds, butterfly garden, bird houses, re-use the pond area and some stone flooring.
CHILDREN IN NEED
Thank you to everyone for the generous contributions. We raised a staggering £308.40 in just one day!
Why did you want to join the school council?
AS YOU CAN, SEE OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL ARE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AND EXCITED ABOUT THEIR RESPONSIBILTIES. PLEASE LET THEM KNOW WHAT CONCERNS YOU HAVE OR ANY GREAT IDEAS AS TO HOW WE CAN MAKE
OUR SCHOOL EVEN BETTER!