School Councillors 2022/23

Year 1Evelyn Webb
George Atkins
Poppy-Mae Humphrey
Roman Harden
Year 2Isabella Wolton
Samuel Solanki
Jessica Saunders
Max Everitt
Year 3Hamish Macdiarmid
Lauren Heron
Willow Rowe
Evan Fairfull
Year 4Freddie Robinson
Isabella Day
Iris Osmond
Zak Nelson
Year 5Elizabeth Osborne
Troy Dunne
Emily Dearsley
Finley Doughton
Year 6Emma Lillywhite
Hudson Banks
Lola Howley
Daniel Figaro
Kayleigh Bassett
Isla Robinson

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:

  • Together with RotaKids, supported several charities, including Autism Anglia, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Braintree Foodbank, 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
  • Archaeological Dig returns at lunchtime
  • Apple tree planting with the Kelvedon community orchard to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • Fundraising idea to support children from Ukraine shared with RotaKids
  • Butter allowed on jacket potato if you ask as a result of a school vote
  • Some councillors supported a University student with research for her dissertation
  • Ideas to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • More games for lunchtime shed including Snakes and Ladders, Twister, toy cars, pom-poms, gym ribbons, large jigsaw puzzles, Pogo hoppers, hoops, moon hoppers, space hopper set, French skipping, tennis balls
  • Loom Bands, paper, felt pens, colouring pencils, glue sticks for Chill Out Club
  • Green screen facility for ICT
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Ideas with RotaKids about what to buy with donation from Rotary Club – outdoor reading chair
  • Promoted and participated in RSPB Big School Bird Watch
  • New bird hide, binoculars, bird boxes, feeders (PTFA)
  • Visits to Houses of Parliament
  • Councillors participated in new head teacher appointment interviews
  • Choir returned
  • Lunchtime table tennis timetable in hall
  • Year 6 councillors researched and purchased new bistro tables for playground with a given budget.
  • Councillors visited Tolleshunt D’Arcy school with Mrs Openshaw looking at school improvement
  • Participated in Morrisons It’s Good To Grow promotion. (Free gardening equipment – Mini Greenhouse, wheelbarrow, seed trays, seeds, compost)
  • Bee Good competition prizes received (gardening tools, bee hive, bee book
  • 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
  • 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 Abellio Greater Anglia and Priti Patel MP regarding increase in rail fares for children
  • 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 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
  • Bistro café furniture
  • 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.
  • New brightly coloured lunch tables
  • Picnic benches
  • Path built to adventure trail
  • 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 & Blake to improve lunchtimes — Survey of all pupils to feedback opinions
  • Chose new outdoor bins
  • Seen all classes have an ipad

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