Children as Leaders
Our School Vision, written by School Council
Together we care, learn and thrive.
As an inviting Christian school, we want each person to be able to take part in all that is offered, be able to achieve great things and be the best person they can be as promised by Jesus Christ. Our school wants to give our children and staff a safe, fun and creative place to learn and show their gifts and talents. Through hard work, support and care we aim for success in all that we do; always building on shared values, good learning attitudes, supporting each other when times are tough, helped by God’s love, making each and every one of us a stronger person. Together we are encouraged to be good people who God wants us to be and to make a positive change in our school, community and world.
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ Romans 15:13
Inspired by Greta Thunberg the thirteen-year-old from Sweden the children and staff have decided that the focus this year for the School Council will be the United Nations Global Goal: ‘Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.’
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Climate change, is a global challenge and one that requires solutions and action.
The School Council members were all elected democratically by their class member after delivering a speech about why protecting the environment is important to them and suggested ways that we could make a difference. They are all passionate ambassadors and will be helping to educate the school about what climate change is, how it is effecting the world and what we can do about it here at Welton St Mary’s and at home.
The children will be working closely with West Lindsey’s climate control and environmental officer to audit our current strengths and identify areas we need to work on to ensure we make a positive change. They shall also work with the Parish Council and other local schools to help improve the local environment.
As well as helping our school become greener, we shall continue to develop the outdoor classroom and have plans to create a ‘Dig for Victory’ area with an Anderson Shelter and greenhouse made out of plastic bottles.
The School Council wanted to create some artwork from things that are thrown away every day. As a result of collecting plastic bottle tops from families, the community and local businesses, we created these stunning pieces of artwork.
Thank you to Jim Blainey from Dunholme Camera Club who came in to take some photographs.