Chilton pupils take on house captain duties

The Chilton Primary house captains

Eight pupils at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate have been getting to grips with their new roles.

The team of house captains from Year 6 have been nominated by teachers and classmates to have a range of responsibilities throughout the school.

They have their own action plan which is linked closely to the school’s official action plan focusing on a range of issues to support Chilton.

There are four houses, each with a boy and girl captain.

They are: Normans (green) Emily and Owen; Saxons (yellow) Libby and Casper; Romans (red) Elysia and Taylor; and Vikings (blue) Poppy and Lewis.

Poppy said:” We are encouraged to be role models for the rest of the school,” and Lewis added: “We always demonstrate the Chilton way of doing things.”

Elysia said duties include “collecting and giving out house points for good behaviour and good work,” while Emily said that responsibilities also include “hosting assemblies.”

The team represent all year groups and will discuss important issues with staff to ensure pupil voices are heard.

Events like cake sales, a pyjama day, and a boot fair are on the agenda, with the house captains hoping they will generate funds to buy pedal go karts for the playground.

Head of School Kate Law said: “The house captains and the junior leadership team are essential cogs in the running of the school. They take their responsibilities very seriously and they are strong role models for all our pupils.

“They develop communication skills, leadership and self-esteem, and are always keen to raise issues with staff who listen and discuss them with them.”