As part of this year’s campaign, ‘Respect Each Other’, the Friary School Council was out in force this week armed with smiley stickers and brochures to make Lichfield smile.

We wanted to tell residents about the important work the School Council has been doing this year and about World Health Day which we are celebrating as part of our Focus Week.

The Council believes that happiness starts with a healthy diet and a healthy mind, so they talked to people they met about keeping active, eating well and strategies to improve mental health.

Josh Allen (Year 10) said ‘By working as a team and spreading happiness throughout Lichfield, we hope to show the local community that we care about each other. I am so proud to be part of the School Council doing such important work.’

This event was well received by local residents with many people commenting on the recipes and diet and exercise tips.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “We very much see ourselves as a school that is embedded in our local community and having our Student Council get to meet local residents and spread a little happiness was a hugely positive experience. Personal well-being is such a key element of a healthy lifestyle and as we push this message in school to both students and staff, we also wanted to push it to the wider city.”