The Young Hopefuls are a key part of our school community at Kingstone and Thruxton. They are responsible for a range of things; from organising school events to running lunchtime activities, you will often find them helping around the school in a variety of different ways. Our Young Hopefuls act as role models and deliver and demonstrate our school values on a daily basis. They wear bright jackets so that they are easily identifiable to both adults and children.
The Young Hopefuls meet weekly to discuss responsibilities and plan future events. Each half-term they complete tasks to earn a badge. This half-term the badge is Safety and the children have been busy thinking of ways to keep those within the school and the wider community safe.
Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School is delighted with its excellent school council. In the last few years the Council has really grown in strength and confidence and has had some remarkable achievements. The School Council is run and led by the children and takes an active role in making decisions and suggestions on behalf of the children in the school.
At Kingstone and Thruxton we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through Class Council all pupils can raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard. Pupils at Kingstone and Thruxton know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
The School Council is made up of two representatives from each class from Year 1. At the start of the Autumn term, each class elects two people who attend school council meetings. Meetings are held fortnightly and reps have a class folder with ideas, comments and concerns that are raised in class time prior to the meeting. They can bring this folder along to raise items during the meeting. An agenda is set and sent to all the classes to discuss.