Student Guild Report 2019-2020
Supporting Community Events
Community Christmas Meal (December)
Students were involved in all aspects of the community Christmas meal from helping to organise the event, preparing the vegetables and setting up the room. Students also spent the evening to serve a tasty Christmas dinner with all the trimmings for over 100 senior citizens in Chelmsley Wood and then sat with them to chat and talk to them.
Christmas Fayre (December)
Student Guild contributed to the Academy Victorian Fayre by running some stalls and selling luxury hot chocolates and a chocolate tombola. Along with supporting pupils who sold their Business and Enterprise idea Marshmallow snowmen which they had recently won a competition ran by our careers team.
Academy Movie Night
Students organised and ran a film night for Y7 and 8’s to raise further funds towards our chosen charity. This was a huge success, the students watched “Aladdin”. The feedback from the event was very pleasing with many pupils asking when the next movie night was.
Building Presentation Skills
Student guild delivered an assembly to the Post 16 students on which charity they would like to nominate for 2019-2020. A presentation was delivered by student guild members for each charity that was short listed. Students voted and decided on The John Taylor Hospice as we had recently lost a member of staff and this was the hospice that looked after her.
Year 13 student produced a power point and presented a cheque to a representative from Alzheimer’s society on the money they raised last year.
Supporting School Programmes and Events
Student guild have helped organise and support the paired reading programme where all of post 16 attend on a Friday to help students in year 7 and 8 to improve their reading levels.
Some of the student guild members are currently mentoring some year 11 students with revision to try and improve their grades. Post 16 students came up with some resources that would benefit the students and then an order was placed to ensure the year 11’s had the equipment/resources needed.
Post 16 Open Evening
Students were present at this event promoting Grace Academy to future students, answering any questions parents or students had. A Student guild member presented to parents and students about her experiences whilst being at Grace Academy.
Post 16 Assembly for Year 11 students
To help encourage students to consider Grace Post 16 and to share their experiences our post 16 students presented to Y11 students in an assembly on their experiences with certain subjects, trying to promote the subjects that were low in numbers.
Student Guild and Post 16 were involved in the year 7 cultural capital day, they were assisting each group of year 7 students through each event/challenge they were presented with.
Feb – Valentines Cookie sale
March – Movie Night
April – Easter Raffle
Money Raised 2018-2019 Alzheimer’s Society £1031.29
Money Raised 2019-2020 John Taylor Hospice (Sept – Dec) £1050.30