The Official inauguration of our
new Academy Council
On Monday the 13th November we had a visit from the Mayor of Louth (Mrs Watson) and her Sergeant at Arms. The Mayor kindly answered questions about her role and told the children about how she was elected.
The new Academy Council Representatives were handed their golden jumpers ready to start their new roles.
Thank you to all children who put their names forward and spent time campaigning. The new Academy Council have been elected and are ready to start their time in office.
What a success the project has been!
This is what the garden looks like before the harvesting of the crops begins. More to follow when we know what the crops we have.
Well the project is certainly underway now. Big thank you to Mr Sharp who made the new raised beds, they are fantastic. Also a very big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to move all the soil into the raised beds ready for the classes to use. What will be planted? It's up to the children to decide.
Thank you to everyone who donated money to these charities. We really enjoyed helping to collect the money on the gate.
Spring Term News By Y6 Academy Council Reps
During this term, the Academy Council have had a friendly chat with Mrs Hopwood. We all look forward to sharing our knowledge with the rest of our class mates.
We have also participated in a very worthwhile cause; Sign2Sing. To help raise money, we stood at the school entrance collecting donations from the academy community.
By Darcy, Faith, Isobel and Tommy.
Autumn Term News
This term the Academy Council Reps have been busy finding out what the children at Kidgate like about our Academy and how it could be even better. They have been chairing debates, leading voting and feedback sessions in their classrooms. The children were able to feedback their findings to Mr Lidbury when he attended one of their meetings.
In other news The Year 6 team have settled into their roles well and have been writing letters to secure further funding for our 'Get Growing' project for the Academy. We are very pleased to say that the HSA have agreed to help with funding for our project. So the next stage is to get buying and building.
Some of the Academy Council Reps were able to help out on Children in Need Day. Thank you so much to all who donated to this worthwhile cause.
Academy Council Reps had a meeting with Mrs Stratford, Chairperson of the HSA. They discussed funding for the Get Growing Project. Here the Year 6 Reps are opening a letter from Mrs Stratford which confirms a donation towards our project. Thank you HSA.
Summer Term News
During the Summer Term all the Academy Council Reps worked hard on a new project call 'Get Growing'.
They produced posters for a competition for funding for the project and wrote a letter to try to secure further funding. They were successful and have raised a total of £400 so far. More is needed for their project to really take off but this is a brilliant start and planning is now underway.
Well done to all the Academy Council Reps for all their hard work.
Tuesday 7th June 2016
We had a special visitor in school to welcome our new Academy Council Representatives into their role. Mrs Ballard, Louth Town Mayor and her Sergeant at Arms joined us for a special assembly to present the children with their yellow jumpers to show their new position on the Council. Parents of the children were invited in to help celebrate this proud moment.
The New Academy Council
Elections were organised, voting has taken place and the new Academy Council for 2016-17 are ready to be sworn into office by the Major.
We have been very lucky each year to have an excellent group of children who act as our school council and those who were in office 2015-16 were helpful, dedicated and very professional in their role. It will be a sad day as they retire from office but an exciting day as we welcome in our new council representatives.
News of the Mayors visit to follow soon.
Kidgate Primary Academy School Council 2014 - 2015
Becoming a school Councillor
"I was proud but nervous because I was up in front of all the parents and KS2" Jack Rossiter
"I thought there was no need to be scared. When I got my golden sweatshirt I was so happy" Sophie Robertson
"I felt really happy because I had never met the Mayor before" India Pope
"I was happy after I got my sweatshirt but I was nervous before." Summer Mamwell