The St Laurence School Council is a group of elected students from across the school who work together to address issues of concern and organise student events and activities. There are two Lead Students; Student Heads of Houses and Sixth Form; Coordinators that address key issues of charity, sustainability and student welfare.

The role of the School Council is:

1. To keep both parents and students updated on what we’re doing inside of school. The best way we believe for parents and students alike to be updated on what we are getting on with in school is via the St-Laurence web site. This way we can have brief updated summaries from each student heads of houses, the sustainability group and the charity coordinator.

2. To introduce a mentoring system called students for students. The ‘students for students’ mentoring scheme is an idea whereby older students will be available to support other members of the school through the trials and tribulations that can occur throughout key stage 3, 4 and 5.

3. To encourage the student body to put forward ideas for structuring collective worship. These ideas are sent to Ms James and Mrs Marlow as part of the Ethos group. Hopefully, there will also be opportunities for students to actually present these collective worships to the rest of the school so that not only engaging themes are discussed, but a familiar student face is leading the discussion.

Grace Carver and Angel Walker

Elana Banfield and Helen Morrison

Ruby Talboys

Alec Bowland

 

Lily Cookson

Liberty Williams

Grace Carver and Angel Walker  – Head Students

Hello, we are the new Head Students, Angel Walker and Grace Carver. We took over these roles from Saphir Davis and Joe Green this year and would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the school.

Our first term back has been very successful, considering the challenging circumstances. One of the things we aimed to do this term was try and find a way to keep up the school council remotely. We have decided to do this through creating year group councils. A meeting took place with the year 7s (following all social distancing and year group bubble rules) and it was very successful. It proved that we can still keep up communications within the school despite the challenges we face. We hope to continue this in the New Year.

We have also been able to keep up charity work this term: we managed to raise over £1,570 for Children in Need, as well as being able to collect approximately 100 shoe boxes for the Salvation Army Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Furthermore, within the sixth form, we have been able to sell some candy canes to raise some more money for prom and other cake sales for charity. We want to try and find new ways to raise money for charity within the next term.

Next year, Covid-19 restrictions permitting, we are planning to hold charity events to continue our goal of raising as much as possible for as many people as possible.

You can help us by checking the school website for dates of house and school charity events.

We look forward to leading St Laurence in a positive way!