Kelvedon St Mary’s School Council

School Councillors 2018-19

Beatrice Phoenix 1M

Freddie Bacon 1M Joshua Gallagher 1C Lucy Rees 1C
Ethan Harris 2J

Lydia Ruffle 2J

Daniel Figaro 2H Emma Lillywhite 2H

Oscar Lawrence 3T

Emily Stockford 3T

Nico Keteleers 3C

Jemima Knopp 3C
Beau Taylor-Denny 4H Zac Newton 4H

Jack Hallam 4B

Sienna Woods 4B
Grace Lee 5H Finley Gooding 5H Shauna O’Reilly 5F James Hale 5F

Delinda Banks 6L (Secretary)

Sophie Cliff 6T (Vice Chairman)

Matilda Challinor 6L (Chairperson)

Matthew Onno 6T (Fundraiser)

Max Ware 6L (Fundraiser)

Evan Ward 6T (Secretary)

Councillors play a vital and active role in helping to improve our school and they have participated in various visits and conferences with other schools. Amongst our many achievements we have:

  • Supported several charities, including Water Aid, Macmillan Cancer, Essex Air Ambulance, Rotary Club’s Shelter Box campaign and End Polio Now, Sport Relief, Farm Africa, NSPCC, Children in Need, RNIB, Operation Christmas Child, Comic Relief, Save-a-Cow, Cancer Research
  • School councillors invited to participate in new venture with Rotary Club – Rota Kids
  • Made Christmas cards to give to elderly people in care homes (Essex Age UK)
  • Liased with PTFA regarding fundraising ideas
  • School Council Tuck shop
  • Flexible lunch and break times
  • New arrival arrangements at the beginning of school day
  • Introduced bands for toy shed
  • New lunchtime and after school clubs
  • New lockers
  • Bean Bags and colourful rug in Library
  • New table tennis, multi-sport table, Table football
  • Termly House point reward
  • Toured Houses of Parliament and met with Priti Patel MP to discuss issues that are important to us
  • More play equipment
  • More school competitions – Kelvedon World Cup and Kelvedon Olympics
  • Option for KS2 to eat lunch outside
  • Healthy snack survey results reported in assembly and promotion of healthier eating
  • Wrote to Abelio Greater Anglia and Priti Patel MP regarding increase in rail fares for children
  • PTFA and School Council Mother’s day recipe book
  • Year 6 councillors ‘School to School Support’ interviews at Alec Hunter Learning Village
  • Flag committee interviewed by Essex Radio and school council visited our flag flying in Parliament Square with Priti Patel, MP
  • 2015 Parliament Flag winners for Essex. Our flag flown at Parliament and Runnymede to celebrate 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta
  • Flying books display in Library
  • Outdoor Learning (development of Forest schools, outdoor learning opportunities including pond dipping, eco-garden, bug hotel)
  • ‘Drop in’ Breakfast Bar in the hall
  • Colchester Council’s Safe Parking Initiative
  • No hands up to leave required in hall at lunchtime
  • Music in the hall at lunchtime
  • Jacket potato option
  • Dustpans in hall at lunchtime for self responsibility
  • School logo, P.E kit and uniform redesigned
  • Optional House-colour ties introduced
  • Shared views and opinions with Church Governor to help employ a new vicar
  • Patio heaters for Cookie Cave
  • Bistro café furniture for Cookie Cave
  • Meeters and Greeters to school visitors
  • More art displayed around the school
  • Friends can all sit together and not be split up whether eating a hot lunch or sandwiches.
  • Hand dryers for toilets
  • New brightly coloured lunch tables
  • Picnic benches
  • Path built to adventure trail
  • Chalkboards on fences
  • Chose and helped design new playground markings in both KS1 and KS2
  • Ball wall built on KS2 playground
  • Window blinds for classrooms
  • Discussion with Edwards and Blake to improve lunchtimes – Survey of all pupils to feedback opinions
  • Chose new outdoor bins
  • Seen all classes have an ipad