Category Archives: School Council

School Council visit to Wentworth House Care Home

At Grosvenor Road Primary School, we are very keen to make links with people of all ages in our wider community. One way in which we are doing this is through a link with Wentworth House – a local residential care home for the elderly. On Thursday 13th June, members of our School Council visited the residents there to help them to celebrate their ‘Alzheimer’s UK Cupcake Day’. The children helped to judge the cupcakes which had been decorated by the residents, played games, chatted to the residents about our school, presented prizes and enjoyed refreshments. Our visit was very well received and we look forward to visiting again next month with our choir.











New Playground Equipment June 2019

The equipment which we were able to purchase from funds raised by our Sponsored Pancake Flip has arrived!

Our final sponsor money total was £3,199.00!

The School Council have been very busy completing a survey to find out what equipment our children would like and they were responsible for placing the substantial order with our school suppliers. Equipment was purchased for ALL playgrounds in school and included: basketball hoops; football nets; a rebounder net; playground games such as Connect 4, Chess, Twister and Jenga; a nature hunt set; badminton sets, bats and balls, balance boards, skipping ropes, frisbees, ribbon wands, all types of balls, stilts, hula hoops, beanbag boccia sets, scoops, skittles and croquet.
















Thank you once again to all our families for supporting our sponsored event. Here are some photographs of the children enjoying our new equipment



























School Council attend launch of Mr Alzheimer’s Goes To School Project

Mr Alzheimer’s is a storybook character, created by an Age UK Salford dementia awareness project, in order to start a conversation and campaign around dementia awareness for children.

This week, members of our School Council attended the launch event in Salford and our school will be taking part in the project over the next academic year using a Mr Alzheimer’s teddy, introduction post cards for family and friends, puzzles and games, a diary and a Mr Alzheimer’s Goes to Toyland story book.
















Sponsored Pancake Flip

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, our School Council held a sponsored pancake flip in school. All children in Reception to Year 6 took part to see how many (wooden) pancakes they could flip in two minutes. All our children tried really hard and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The record number of flips went to Ammar in Year 6 with 153!!

Thank you to all our families who have very kindly sponsored their children – please send monies in to school as soon as possible. Also, a huge thank you to the parents who came into school to help over the two days, enabling us to hold this event. Here are some of our pancake flippers in action!


Visit by Salford’s ceremonial mayor

Councillor Karen Garrido is the Ceremonial Mayor of the City of Salford for 2016 to 2017.

The Ceremonial Mayor is responsible for carrying out civic duties on behalf of the council. This is a different role to the City Mayor. You can find more about her role here.

The tour included:

10:00   Arrival and welcome: Mr  Pridden

10:05   Visit Year 4 Class: Welcome and Poetry Recital on Grosvenor Road and British Values

10:20   Visit Year 2 Class: Music recital

10:30   Visit Reception Class: All about us – what we have learnt this week

10:45   Visit Year 6 :Presentation and Question and Answers

11:15   Refreshments


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Roald Dahl Raffle Winners

In assembly today the school counsellors drew the winners for their book raffle. They are thrilled to announce the winners were:

  1. Hannah Y5: 15 Roald Dahl Books
  2. Daniel Y3: 5 Roald Dahl Plays
  3. Kia Y5 :Roald Dahl picture book

And the runners up, each winning a Roald Dahl book:

  • Bradley C
  • Dyan B
  • Michael A
  • Loie B
  • Harvey G
  • Phoebe JM
  • Ralphie A
  • Jonathan E
  • Kean P
  • Summer W
  • Olivia V
  • Luke A
  • Josiah M
  • Jacob W

Well Done everyone!

Update from the School Council

The School Council have begun selling raffle tickets for the Roald Dahl raffle- tickets are selling well!

The school chairpersons – Nathan and Amelia have written their first letter representing the views of children in school.  They have written to Mr Pridden asking him about improvements that could be made to the outdoor area in Upper Key Stage 2.