Chilton primary house captains settle into new role

Chilton's house captains

New house captains at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate are settling into their duties.

They were elected by classmates and staff who voted for them to have the important roles.

The eight-strong team has a range of responsibilities throughout the school and there’s a boy and girl representative for each of the four houses – Normans (green); Saxons (yellow); Romans (red); and Vikings (blue).

The house captains are role models for the whole school and their duties range from hosting assemblies to collecting and giving out house points for good behaviour and good work.

They also discuss important issues with staff in a structured initiative that ensures their suggestions, ideas and concerns are heard.

House captains develop their communication and inter-personal skills, together with leadership and self-esteem.

Head of School Kate Law believes they are an integral part of the smooth-running of Chilton. She said: “It is very clear to us that their work is essential and they take their responsibilities very seriously. They have earned the right to take on this responsible role and you can see them flourish across the school year as senior members of the pupil body.”