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Our School Councillors

2018 - 2019

Halle (Class rep) - Y6

Joel (Vice chair) - Y6

Joseph (Treasurer) - Y6

Jake (Class rep) - Y6

Ella (Chair) - Y6

Kate (Secretary) - Y6

Thomas - Y5

Chloe - Y5

Amelie - Y4

James - Y4

Maya - Y3

Roman - Y3

Olivia - Y2

Jake - Y2

 

Our Visit To Banks Park

On Friday 16th November, some members of our school council had their very first duty to fulfil. We walked up to Banks Park to witness the unveiling of a WWI memorial stone. 

Behind the stone, there is a tree, which was planted around 4 years ago. The tree represents that which was in the middle of the battlefield during the Battle of Loos (September 1915). This battle took place between England and Germany. After weeks of battling in Loos, both sides retreated and the battle was not won by either army. Amazingly, the single tree in the centre of the battlefield remained standing. Soldiers took a piece of the tree with them as a sign of luck. This is why we have a tree at Banks Park today. 

The stone was unveiled by the pupils from 3 different primary schools in Billinge. Our children then had the opportunity to feed the tree and were asked by Councillor Pearson to continue to care for the tree in years to come and to pass on the story of the battle and the tree's relevance to our lives today. 

Interestingly, the tree that had been planted a few years ago is a beech tree and its leaves are a copper colour. This was to represent the copper discs that families were given when told of their family member's death in the war. 

We really enjoyed unveiling the plaque on the stone and felt proud to represent our school at such an important occasion. 

    

  

  

 

 

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610

Email: stmaryrcbp@sthelens.org.uk