Stockport Academy's Student Council earns official recognition
Stockport Academy’s caring students have been officially recognised for the second year running, once again receiving the ‘Diana Award.’
The honour – a lasting memorial to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales – is awarded to those young people who make a positive difference to their community.
Presented to a group of Stockport Academy students last year for their approach to tackling bullying, this year it's the turn of the academy’s Student Council.
Formed four years ago, the Student Council’s influence has been particularly felt in the last 18 months with initiatives including:
- Increased counselling support for vulnerable students;
- Active input into the academy’s catering arrangements to ensure healthier options;
- Organisation of a best practice conference for fellow schools within United Learning;
- Additional support for young carers;
- Ongoing liaison with the police, including a campaign to mark bikes and mobile phones;
- Fundraising/community events, such as Christmas hampers for the elderly;
- Organising sports days for local primary schools.
The Student Council also played a key role in the academy’s successful anti-bullying campaign, which gained national recognition through the Diana Awards and the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG).
Stockport Academy Principal Frank McCarron said:
'The academy’s School Council has been recognised as an area of excellence within United Learning and we are immensely proud of all of the students and their determined and pragmatic efforts to make Stockport Academy a better and safer place for everyone. This latest award is thoroughly well deserved and we congratulate all involved for their efforts.'