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Last session, the Pupil Council at Kinghorn Primary School were asked if they could think of names for the streets / houses being built by the Loch. The Pupil Council were thrilled. The pupils asked everyone in the school for suggestions, giving them a form to complete and place in a ballot box. The suggestions were very thoughtful and impressive. One pupil suggested Candleworks Lane as she spoke to her Gran who said she remembered when she was young her Grandmother telling her about Candleworks in Kinghorn. Several pupils proposed 'Thorburn' as an idea in memory of Abbey, a pupil who died of cancer.
After much discussion, the Pupil Council selected the 10 most popular suggestions and asked each class to take a survey of the most popular. I have attached the top 5 ideas after full consultation.
This was a very rich learning experience for the pupils. They worked democratically and gained a great deal of understanding into how to consult people fairly. They felt honoured to be given this opportunity and although it took them a little while to organise, I was most impressed with the way in which they organised the process and kept all pupils informed.
I have attached a copy of all the suggestions offered and the top five answers.
Thank you for consulting the pupils and considering their views. The Pupil Council would be thrilled if you would like to attend one of our meetings. These are usually at 11.00am on a Friday.
Thanks once again.
Principal Teacher, Kinghorn Primary School
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The school has made a successful application to Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund) and has been awarded £9,870 to purchase a range of wooden adventure play equipment and safety grass to create a fun and stimulating space in the school playground for pupils to use. The Pupil Council are busy designing and creating the layout and we hope to have the equipment in place early in 2010. This is an exciting project for the school and an additional resource in the local community.
The school is also busy working towards the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award, the pupils are all learning about their rights & responsibilities and we hope to involve members of the local community in the coming year to speak to the children aspects of citizenship.
Pupils are loading up the backpacks we collected for Mary's Meals. This is one of the ways we were encouraging the pupils to empower others to get their rights as we learn about our own rights and responsibilities.
Katharine Turner 20/01/10
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