“Many pupils take an active role in a wide range of effective pupil voice groups. As a result, they develop outstanding leadership and communication skills and high levels of confidence.”
Messengers of Christ
Our ‘Messengers of Christ’ are pupils from Year 2-Year 6 who have been nominated by their peers to further enhance the Catholic Life of our school.
The Messengers of Christ meet every Thursday lunchtime to discuss ways in which they can develop the Catholic life of the school. They also offer a weekly prayer group session which takes place on a Friday lunchtime. The prayer group session is open to all children and staff and is a wonderful voluntary opportunity for the school community to come together in prayer. Prayer sessions are planned and led by the Messengers of Christ and they offer a wide range of prayer opportunities both indoors and outdoors e.g. meditation, reflection, praying the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, traditional prayers.
(Children in Need Fundraising 2019- Organised by School Council)
At the beginning of each new school year a new School Council committee is
elected. Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 have the opportunity to stand as School
Council representatives for their respective year groups. Two pupils per year
group are voted in during a‘Secret ballot’ in a school ‘polling office’. School
Council meetings take place once every half term. These meetings are
attended and coordinated by the whole school School Council/ Pupil Voice
Coordinator. The School Council take an active role in planning and deciding
how the school can be developed or enhanced. They make an annual action
plan linked to the School Development Plan, and liaise with appropriate
personnel including their peers, teachers and outside agencies, as
appropriate and ongoing progress is provided by School Council
representative at each Full Governors’ Meeting. The School Council
committee organises fundraising events to raise money for their chosen
charities each year and actively promote the school mission statement in their
work. They are a very valued part of our school community.
(School Council visited local businesses to ask them to donate prizes for our Christmas Bingo -Nov 2019)
St. Mary’s has been an Eco School for many years and we currently hold Eco
Schools Platinum Status which is the most prestigious Eco Schools Award.
The aim of the Eco Schools Initiative is to empower students to be the
change that our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action orientated learning. Each year a new Eco Committee is elected and priorities
are set for the year. Meetings are attended and coordinated by the Eco/
Healthy Schools Pupil Voice Coordinator and ongoing progress is provided by
Eco Committee representative at each Full Governors’ Meeting. The Eco
Committee represents the views of the whole school and act as the focus to
push forward actions and discuss progress.
(Wrexham Healthy Schools’ Awards – Nov 2019)
Children in Years 2-6 apply to become a member of the Criw Cymraeg and
are interviewed by the Headteacher, Welsh Coordinators and a member of
the governing body. Their aim is to further improve the amount of Welsh used
throughout our school, both within classes and around the school. Each
week, the Criw Cymraeg lead an assembly to introduce new Welsh language
patterns for everyone to use. They are currently supporting the whole school
to achieve the Bronze Award in the Siarter Iaith Cymraeg Campus.
Children in Years 5 and 6 are invited to apply for a position as a Pupil
Librarian and are interviewed by the Headteacher, Chair of Governors,
Teacher Librarians and the Chair of School Council. The Librarians run the
school library during lunchtimes and after school and organise events such as
storytelling, making bookmarks and story bags.