School Council

Fishergate’s Got Talent 2023

The winners and wildcards for Fishergate’s Got Talent 2023 will soon be announced. A huge thank you to all those who took part in class auditions and a massive congratulations to all the winners and wildcards who have made it through to this…

May the Fourth Be With You…

…Star Wars Charity Marathon Day is back!

On May 4th all pupils will be asked to come into school dressed in PE clothes (or sportswear) and trainers… ready to run. This year we will be raising money for the Macmillan cancer charity and we ask that all donations are made via this JustGiving link:


Macmillan gives people with cancer everything they’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are Macmillan’s worries. Macmillan’s doing whatever it takes. But without your help, Macmillan can’t support everyone who needs them.

Any donation you can give is much appreciated. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and having a charity like Macmillan there to support those people and their families is priceless. Anything we raise through this marathon day will support their work.

Throughout the day classes will go out onto the school field to run a mile with Mrs Clarke. This year we would like to invite parents, carers, family members and friends to come along and support their child’s class or even to run with them! Please come round to the school field (at the back of school) when your child’s class is running.

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Darth Vader needs YOU to run a mile with Mrs Clarke on our Star Wars Marathon Day!


  • 9 to 9.30: Miss Craggs/Miss Deverall’s class (year 3/4)
  • 9.30 to 10: Mrs Engleman’s class (year 3/4)
  • 10 to 10.30: Mrs Ekers’ class (year 3/4)
  • 10.45 to 11.15: Mrs Moss’ class (year 1/2)
  • 11.15 to 11.45: Ms Renny’s class (year 1/2)
  • 11.45 to 12.15: Mr Pennington’s class (year 1/2)


  • 12.45 EYU
  • 1.15 to 1.45: Mrs Walton’s class (year 5/6)
  • 1.45 to 2.15: Miss Ball’s class (year 5/6)
  • 2.15 to 2.45: Ms Rees/Mr Burnell’s class (year 5/6)

Many thanks for all your support…let’s run together and raise as much money as we can!

(And an extra thank you to all the school councillors who put together the 360 medals needed for the day) 

Good luck to Mrs Clarke (who will be running all day) and May the Fourth be With You everyone 🙂

Bake Off 2023

This year’s Bake Off will be slightly different. Pupils in KS1 and KS2 will be invited to take part in this competition. You can enter by yourself or in a team (maximum of 4 per team). You can collect a form from your class and design a cake. The school council will then pick 1 winner from each class. The winners from each class will go into the final and they will be asked to bake their winning cake design and bring it into school for a panel of judges to taste. 



  • Letter and design sheets home Monday 6th February
  • Design entries returned by 24th February
  • Finalists announced Friday 3rd March
  • Finalists’ cakes to be brought into school: TBC

Good luck if you are taking part 🙂

Fishergate School Council


Salvation Army Christmas Appeal: Donations collected

Many thanks to everyone who donated a gift for this year’s appeal. All donations have been collected by the Salvation Army. Kay, from the York branch, said that they have had many more referrals this year asking for help and support, so all your gifts have been gratefully received.

Many thanks for all your support.

Fishergate School Council


Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day


On Thursday 8th December we are inviting all pupils to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The whole school will be taking part. You don’t need to splash out on a snazzy new sweater to join the fun- you can wear non-uniform or decorate an old woolly jumper or just come in something festive e.g. tinsel, a Christmas hat- it’s up to you.

We’re asking pupils to make a £1 donation, or whatever they can give, to help save children’s lives across the world. 

If you would like more information about Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, please see

Thank you for your support.

Merry Christmas.

Fishergate School Council

Salvation Army Christmas Gift Appeal 2022

Every year the Salvation Army collect gifts for children and teenagers who receive very little at Christmas – and this year they need our help more than ever. Last year, they distributed toys and gifts to hundreds of children from York and the surrounding area – and our school donated over 100 toys towards this appeal. 

If you would like to donate any new gifts, for children aged 0-17, please pass the gifts to your child to take to their classroom between now and Thursday 1st December.

The Salvation Army will come and collect any donated gifts and give them to local children and teenagers who need them the most.



We do appreciate what a tough year this has again been for a lot of us, so any support for this charity appeal would be much appreciated. We do hope that you feel able to contribute a gift for this valuable cause.

Thank you

Fishergate School Council