Welcome to our Keevil Council
2023-24 Keevil Councillors are:
Winter Class: Emily and Alexander
Spring Class: Olivia and Nia
Summer Class: Ellia and Hester
Autumn Class: Seb and Elsie
Keevil councillors are elected each year, with every Year Group from Reception to Y6 nominating representatives. There are 2 representatives from each class.
Have a look below at what the councillors have been up to in school.
Keevil Councillors have been busy helping with our Children In Need fundraising, they have been helping to organise the cake sale as well as selling the cakes to the children in school on Friday 17th November.
We’ve been collecting used printer cartridges to raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and our 1st full box has been posted. We are reducing plastic waste and supporting a worthwhile charity! If you would like to help us, you can drop off used cartridges in the collection box in our Community book swap/ recycled rabbit hutch outside the school. (We can not recycle toner or laser cartridges) Recycle For Wiltshire Air Ambulance
School Councillors from KS2 helped the younger children from Winter and Spring Classes complete an online questionnaire for the Steeple Ashton Recreation Group. They were all very excited to see all of the plans for the Recreation Field in Steeple Ashton and voted for their favourite one… as you can imagine, they all had lots of great ideas themselves too!
WOW! Our school councillors have been busy sorting the books for tomorrow's World Book Day big swap. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated, it means that every child in the school will have to opportunity to bring home a 'new to them' book tomorrow at no extra cost to you. We cannot wait to see all the costumes in school tomorrow and to of course welcome our author into school. WBD 2023 here we come!!
We really value what the children have to say about our school which is why this week all the children in school have completed our pupil questionnaire. We want to find out what they think about school, what they enjoy doing and what they think could be even better.
Our KS2 children were able to complete this for themselves but our younger school members needed a little support answering the questionnaire from our School Councillors.
Who are the School Council Representatives this year ?
Jade Ashdown- School Council (Teacher representative)
I am very proud to lead our School Council. We have amazing children in our school who have lots of great ideas on how we can work together to make a better school. They do all the hard work and like to get involved as much as possible…making my job a bit easier! Our motto at Keevil is: Treat others how you would like to be treated, and each member of our school council truly does. We have children from Year 6 all the way down to Reception. We want to make sure that all children’s voices are heard in our school. We meet every term to discuss ideas and events and then each class representatives feeds back to their classes. I am very fortunate to work with a great group of children this year and I know we are going to achieve a lot for our school!
What do we aim to do this year.
In the 2022/23 school year the school council aim to do the following;
- School council representatives meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard.
- Create a fundraising plan for the year and how the money will be used.
- Design with action plan based on what students want for the school year.
- Set up fundraising for a Pupil decided charity
- Organize more events (such as a talent show and discos). Better our links with the community to ask for help with this.
- Write a school council policy.
- Create a constitution about what we do.
- Support the school to learn more about British Values namely Democracy. Democracy comes from a Greek word. It means ‘rule by the people’.
- Create and implement a fundraising plan for the year and also decided how the money will be used in school.
- Plan of curriculum days based on interest of students.
What have we achieved.
- Wrote a policy for school council.
- Created a constitution about what we do.
- Created a display area within school where information was displayed.
School Council Blog – What have we been doing.
Children in Need: the School Council voted on a Pyjama day to raise money for Children in Need. Each person will donate a £1 online to avoid cash handling. The School Council are also running a colouring competition which they will judge. School Council Members spent some time creating posters to raise awareness of the event around the school.