Our School Council is made up of one representative from each class (Year 1 to Year 6). Under normal circumstances, we meet every fortnight to talk about how we can make our school an even better place to be! At the moment we are in contact via email and our new Class Council Tool, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In November, we joined a programme called 'Smart School Councils'. Find out more about this in the 'Smart School Councils' tab.
In 2017-18 we raised money for books for ERIC (Everyone Reading In Class), books linked to the topics taught in class and new table organisers if needed.
In 2018-19 we raised money for resources and equipment to support us in our Big Writes.
In 2019-20 we raised money for books for our class libraries and also money for different charities such as: MacMillan Cancer Research, The Bethany Project, Children In Need, Blackburn Foodbank and Sport Relief.
This year, the School Council, Pupil Leadership Team and Eco Team have decided to work closely together in order to achieve an accreditation by Christian Aid - Global Neighbours. Please see the 'Global Neighbours' tab on the 'Pupils as Leaders' page for more information.
The children at SMSJ have shown a concern for people within our community who are homeless. Therefore, the local charity SMSJ School Council have chosen to give long term support to this year is Nightsafe. Find out more about Nightsafe and how we are supporting them under the 'Nightsafe' tab on the 'Global Neighbours' page.
Another charity we have decided to offer long term support to this year is the Bethany Project. This charity is based in Tanzania and provides a home and education for children who have no family to look after them. Find out more about the Bethany Project and how we are supporting them under the 'Bethany Project' tab on the 'Global Neighbours' page.
In addition to this, we are also supporting various other local and national charities throughout the year:
* We have raised money for Children In Need by coming to school in non uniform on Friday 13th November and we also invited Pudsey Bear into our school for a virtual visit along with Steve Royal from Britain's Got Talent 2020 through Radio Lancashire!
* We've supported Comic Relief by coming in bright and colourful clothes and even created our own comedy reel with all of our favourite jokes!
* Another charity we've supported so far this year is 'Inside Out Day' where we all wore an item of clothing inside out to try to encourage people to think about how people may be feeling on the inside, regardless of how they look on the outside.
* On Monday 10th May we supported the NSPCC Number Day by bringing in donations and enjoying a whole morning of Maths Fun!