JOY Team


What do we do?

Each year we nominate two or more representatives from each year group, from Year 3 to Year 6, to share the views and ideas of our classes.

This year, our JOY Team pupils are...

Year 3: Charlie and Oliver

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Year 4: Belle and Rory

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Year 5: Alyssa, Demi, Jaxon and Ben S  

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Year 6: Ella, Faith, Maddie and Scarlett

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Being on the JOY Team gives us the opportunity to discuss and make decisions about issues that affect us, our class and our school, so we all have a part in making our school and community a better place. The children are supported by Miss Moss with their projects. We work closely with other Sefton schools to organise events to raise awareness and money to support local and larger charities. 




Rescue Me

As part of our local support with Rota Kids, we decided we wanted to support an animal sanctuary as it is something we hadn't done before. We reached out to Liz at Rescue Me animal sanctuary in Bickerstaffe near Ormskirk and she was delighted that we wanted to help her. She explained the ways that we could help and we decidded that we wanted to collect used stamps which she would then send off and receive money towards their animal sanctuary. There are other ways we can support Rescue Me which we would like to do in the future. If you have any used stamps, please bring them into school and post them in our postbox in our foyer. 

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Rota Kids

Our school JOY Team has registered with Rota Kids. Rota Kids provides young people aged 12 and under with the opportunities to participate enthusiastically in active citizenship to improve the quality of life for their school, local and global communities. The children were given certain responsibilities whilst being part of the Rota Kids. They have to plan and carry out local and international activities to support charities. The children took their pledges to become officially part of the Rota Kids and they have already started planning and carrying out some of their work.  Diane Harrison from Rota Kids came into school to deliver an assembly to explain to all of the other children in school what Rota Kids is and for the Rota Kids members to officially carry out their pledge. 

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Red Nose Day 

JOY Team wanted to raise money for Comic Relief by participating in Red Nose Day this year. We decided to take part in the Lego challenge to create a habitat for a red nose character. JOY Team worked together to make some habitats for their noses as examples to show the rest of the school. They made a video to share the habitat challenge with the rest of the school and invite them to have a go at making their own at home from either lego or other materials. On Friday 19th March, we were blown away with the response to the habitat challenge. Many children participated and brought in their creations! It was a great way for children to learn about what types of environments some animals live within. Some of the staff chose a winning habitat from each class and the children received a prize! We also held MUFTY on the day and children were able to have their nose painted by some of the JOY team and Mrs Maxwell. We raised £200 for Comic Relief. 

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Love My Community 2022

Once again, every school in Southport took part in the Love My Community event to support Southport Lifeboat which was the charity schools voted for this year!  We raised nearly £8000 across Southport and as well as having a fabulous assembly delivered by the volunteers who work on the boats, Faith and Scarlett attended a special celebration event at the new lifeboat station!



Children in Need

On Friday 19th November, we celebrated Children in Need in school. Children and adults came to school in MUFTI and had different coloured spots painted on their faces in school. We also had a very special visitor in school today, Pudsey bear himself! Families donated money to Children In Need and we raised a total of £263 which was donated to the charity. 

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Chocolate Service

The JOY team collected a small mountain of chocolate which was donaed to Southport Rotary Club who then distrubted it to children in need at Christmas. Well done to everybody who has helped spread a little JOY this Christmas! 

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Children In Need

This year we decided that we wanted to raise awareness and money for Children In Need. We wanted to think of a different idea to last year and a fundraising idea that would excite our pupils. Year 2 and 3 came up with the idea of buying a pudsey bear for each bubble in our school (R,Y1, Y2,3, 4 and Y5, Y6) and asking pupils to donate 50p to guess the names of the bears. We decided on the bears names and then we would have 3 lucky winners! We also wanted to have a MUFTI day so we asked for a donation of £1. We wrote a letter to our parents, signed it and posted it on our online platform, Class Dojo. 

We had lots of fun and everyone enjoyed trying to guess the bears' names! In total, we raised £277.66 for Children In Need. We know this money is being donated to a fantastic charity which provides endless support for families across the country. 







Red Nose Day 

The aim of this year for Comic Relief was to have fun and to make people laugh. Year 3 and 4 School Council got together to discuss what we could do to ensure children and staff would have a fun day. We decided that jokes make people laugh, games and bright colours. So that is what we did! We created a letter to send to families telling them what the plan was and we asked for a donation of £1. 

A big thank you for all of the donations today for Comic Relief. We raised £191.00 in total which is absolutely fantastic! The children have had lots of fun today telling jokes, playing games and doing Red Nose Day activities. It's amazing how much fun you can have with a balloon! Here are some photos to share with you.











Love My Community supporting Queenscourt Hospice 

As part of Love My Community, we chose to support Queenscourt Hospice this year with our fundraising. It is a really special year for our local hocpice, as Queenscourt celebrate their Pearl Anniversary. From 1991 to the present day, their dedicated team of nurses, doctors, educators and support staff have provided exceptional care and support for over 50,000 patients across West Lancashie, Southport and Formby, as well as their families and carers. 

To show our support to Queenscourt, we invited all pupils and staff to join in with our "We Can Wear a Rainbow" mufti day on Friday 28th May. We wanted to make our school as bright and colourful as we can, from the hair on our heads down to the socks onour toes! We raised a whopping £216.00 for Queenscourt Hospice. Thank you to all of our families for supporting such a fantastic cause. We created rainbows in our bubbles and this is how they turned out...

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Year 2, 3 and 4 

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Year 5 and 6 

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We received a thank you from Queenscourt Hospice for the money that we raised as a school. They also sent a letter to share that £6,500 was raised for the hospice to which they were totally overwhelmed by. 

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