School Council 2017-2018
Children in Need
Friday 17th November
We raised £130.29 for Children in Need!
Thank you for all of your donations.
Thank you to everyone who donated food to our collection.
We have given everything that came in to the Trussel Trust Food Bank in
Our food will be given to families in
Gillingham, Mere and Zeals.
The School Council have chosen to run a competition to see who can design the scariest pumpkin.
If you would like to take part use our template to design your pumpkin and then bring it into school. The School Council will announce a winner from each year group.
Paper pumpkins have to be given to Miss Beckwith by
Monday 30th October.
Our new School Council have been elected and are settling into their new roles. Watch this space for photos and more news about this year's projects!
Our latest project...
This year our main focus is mental health and we want to develop ways in which we can help children who are finding it hard to cope with feelings of anger and anxiety.
We are investigating different Mindfulness techniques that we can introduce into classes to support individuals.
Mindfulness is when you try to focus your attention on what is happening in the present. By doing this it can help people to feel calmer and manage their feelings in a positive way. There has been a lot of research into why introducing Mindfulness into schools can benefit children and some scientists have argued that by practising mindfulness techniques it can help children strengthen the part of the brain which is responsible for attention, emotional control and problem solving.
We raised £200 for Children In Need!
Thank you for your support.
A special thank you to Kieran and Paige and their gran for helping us to raise money at bingo!
Thanks to everyone who donated food to the Warminster Food Bank.
We donated 23.8kgs of food
Thank you to everyone who nominated charities for the school to support this year.
After voting in our classes the children have chosen to support Cancer Research and Make a Wish Foundation.
This term we will also be collecting food for the Trussel Trust and supporting Children in Need.
Children In Need
This year we are going dotty for Children in Need. On Friday 18th November we would like children to come into school with crazy hair and dotty faces. Members of the School Council will be collecting for Children in Need.
We will also be having a cake stall in the playground after school on Friday and would appreciate any donations of cakes to sell.
The school kitchens will be making Pugsey cakes to sell during break time for Key Stages One and Two. Cakes will cost 40p each.
We are always looking for ways to improve our Key Stage Two tuck trolley.
Here are some photos showing some of the choices Key stage Two can currently buy. Fruit is a free option- we use any fruit that is left over from the Key Stage One Free Fruit Scheme.
Please let your School Council rep know if you have any suggestions or questions about the tuck trolley.
Mere School's Action Against Bullying.
Check out our new Action Against Bullying webpage. You can find it in the Parent section of our website, click here. We are adding to it all of the time so please let us know if you have any suggestions!
Meeting the Parish Council
We met with the Parish Council to find out what their role was in Mere. We found out that we both do similar jobs- to represent the views of people in our communities. We would like to work more closely with the Parish Council in the future.