West Ashton Primary School feels that Student Leadership is an important part of our school. The group is made up of two House Captains from each House (Oak, Willow and Birch) and additional Student Leaders from years 2-6. In September each year class teachers recommend certain pupils to The Headteacher. These are pupils that the class teacher feels will be role models in the school, have leadership qualities, will work hard, have lots of ideas and really want to make a difference to the school.
In the past the Student Leadership Group have focused their ideas on how to improve the environment at lunchtimes for all the school. They have organised a zone system for the playground so activities happen in different areas and ensuring that all children can play the games they want safely. They raised funds to buy more equipment for the different zones. This was done through West Ashton has Talent, a sporting afternoon and a quiz. They have led fundraising for Children in Need. This was incredibly successful with over £600 being raised. Other activities organised included pennies for Pudsey, pyjama day and a sponsored muddy walk.
The Student Leadership Group have led a Sports relief day and organised a series of fund raising opportunities to raise money for a water fountain to go outside in the playground. The children considered the price from four different models and voted on the preferred value for money option. The group then decided how they would fund-raise to get the money they would need to provide the water fountain. Some of our student leaders have sat on The Trowbridge Youth Parliament. The Parliament tackles issues relating to Trowbridge. I am hoping that we can once again be involved in this for the academic year 2017/2018.
This year the Group have been involved in the writing of a new school prayer, making key decisions on a new school motto and have been discussing ideas on how to improve behaviour at break and lunch.
The Student Leadership Group for 2016/2017 are
Amelia Davis (Willow House)
Phoenix Kenyon (Willow House)
Sasha kamunga (Oak House)
Alisha Welch (Oak House)
Kinga Olach (Birch House)
Eleanor Squires (Birch House)
Finley Lewis (Oak House)
Isabel Heywood (Oak House)
Brendon Williams (Willow House)
Jonathan Cruickshank (Birch House)