The Student Council was not able to meet at the beginning of 2021 due to the lockdown, however since returning to school in late March we have been kept busy.
Our first task was to write to the company who supplies St.Columba’s with milk on a daily basis. While we are grateful for the nutritious milk that is delivered we were concerned about the level of plastic being used in the packaging, especially the use of plastic straws. In our letters we did our best to persuade the company to switch from plastic straws to paper straws. We hope they take our views into consideration and that we hear back from them in the near future.
Our second task was to help advertise and promote Music Week. We each made bright and colourful posters and we got our classmates to help make these too. The posters were displayed around the school and they encouraged all the boys and girls of St.Columba’s to partake in the fun music activities and competitions.
Our third task was to create a summer radio show. Each of us had a special area to prepare; Jane and Emily delivered lots of exciting news of what’s been happening in the school the past few months, Elizabeth and Bianca made us laugh out loud with tonnes of hilarious jokes, Sadhbh interviewed a public health nurse about what it has been like to work throughout the pandemic and Eadaoin gave us lots of top tips of things to do and places to visit over the summer holidays with our families and friends. The music on the radio show was supplied by the winners of the Digital Talent Competition that ran during Music Week. A big thank you to Zanzan, Quyn, Emma, Eva, Maia and Anna for making the radio show extra special with their beautiful music.
The final task the Student Council organised for this year was a ‘Crazy Hair Day’ on the last day of school. Students arrived at school with lots of wacky and amusing hairstyles and had tonnes of fun!! It really was an entertaining event and a great way to end a tough year.