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Accentuating the positive at St Margaret's Academy

The school's student council has been 'continuing to work hard to promote a happy and positive student body'

Posted by Julian Owen | May 31, 2018 | School life

The student council at Aigburth-based St Margaret’s Academy has been commended for its work promoting a happy and positive student body

Made up of over 40 students from years 7-10, the council “strives to make the environment at the academy as enjoyable as possible, improving all things big and small, and ensuring all students feel listened to, through discussions in forms and with senior staff members”. 

So far this year it has improved the canteen by introducing a ‘Grab & Go’ scheme and launching meal deals for students. 

The group prides itself on being self-sufficient when it comes to funding and has never had to ask the finance team for support. It creates its own revenue by holding fundraising initiatives, such as the talent show which recently raised £645. 

The team is currently working towards commissioning a mural in the canteen, and is keen to introduce recycling bins inside and outside the school. 

“It is fantastic to see the council’s enthusiasm for the school. They are an extremely dedicated group of students who have their peers’ best interests at heart." 

Chair of the council is year 10 student, Cameron Ward. He said: “The council plays an important role in the SMA student body. We have a close relationship with the senior leadership team at school and so any issues or ideas get passed quicker and more effectively. 

“Having a varied team within the council is really important, as we want to represent the diverse range of students here at SMA. Every form has two councillors and each year group has a representative who is confident and enthusiastic about making a difference here at the school. It really helps to give students a powerful voice.” 

Principal Stephen Brierley, added:  “It is fantastic to see the council’s enthusiasm for the school. They are an extremely dedicated group of students who have their peers’ best interests at heart. 

“At every meeting, they don’t just raise important issues but they also put forward well thought-out solutions to solve and overcome them. We’re grateful for all their hard work.”

 

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