June 2017

StudvoiceblogHello,

So we are the Student Voice. Formerly known as the Student Leadership Team in previous years, which needed a revamp.
This is where the student Voice comes in. Teachers volunteered students and other students were welcome to come along and meet with us to form the new and fresh team to be ambassadors for the school.
So far we have had two meetings and we have decided that there will be a charity day and some new opinion boxes around the school. The opinion boxes will be designed by the Student Voice and placed around the school so that anyone can have their opinions on the improvements of the school. The charity day will have a variety of different stalls like Eskimoo and Photobooths, all money chosen to go to a chosen charity.
This is just a small introduction to our new group and we are hoping to continue writing on this blog to update you on all of the latest school decisions and activities so that you can be updated about North Kesteven School.
Now we all hope to write again soon, and we hope that you had a wonderful half term.

From all of us at the Student Voice.
(Written by Emilia Tweedle Year 10)

Summer Update

StudleadblogHello everybody!


It’s our final term at North Kesteven School before the summer holidays.  There are many events still coming up and lots of work to do! These events include Sports Day, Charity Day, The Lincolnshire Show and much more!

During May half term members of the Student Leadership Team came into school and helped with the maintenance of the Eco Garden.  Our school eco garden is located on the field near the new geography block and students can use it for lessons such as art, science and even dance. The half term session involved planting potatoes, tomatoes, sunflowers and a lot of weeding!! Some students even dressed up as Land Girls during the Eco Garden session to experience what it would be like to be a farm girl during WW2. This was in preparation for our project for the Schools’ Challenge at the Lincolnshire Show.

This year, members of our team will once again be representing North Kesteven School at the Lincolnshire Show.  This year our chosen category is ‘Farming Through The Ages’ and we have chosen to focus on World War Two and the Women’s Land Army.  All the STLT members who regularly attend meetings have taken part in researching and preparing for the event.  On the second day of the Show, a group of judges look around all the groups participating in the Schools’ Challenge and listen and watch a presentation. Each group gets marked on their display, argument, innovation, teamwork, understanding, presentation and research.  In 2015 we were very proud to come third in the secondary school category.  Hopefully this year we will be able to build upon our success and have a great time!

Unfortunately Mr Connor will be leaving us soon.  This is extremely upsetting news to all the students here.  Last year we held a charity event on the last day of school to raise money for NKS Year 7 student Sophie Robinson.  This year we will attempt to raise a lot of money for two charities of Mr Connor’s choosing, the RNIB and Breast Cancer Care.  There will be many stalls and ways for students and staff to celebrate the end of term including teachers in the stocks, a photo booth, a nail bar, sumo wrestling suits, Eskimoo milkshakes, a tombola, cake stall, games room and BBQ.  This will take place on the last day before the summer holidays, 20th July, during lessons 4 & 5. This will be Mr Connor’s last day at North Kesteven School and a way of raising money for charity so please support us!

We hope you have a great summer term!

From everyone in the Student Leadership Team

February 2016

StudleadblogHi everybody!
 
This term the student leadership team have been busy yet again. Mrs Tunnicliffe has been busy working on classroom displays with our new year 7 and 8 members. This has been a fun and enjoyable task for our younger members of the team working
and has developed their teamwork and creativity skills.   It’s also been a really useful for Mrs Tunnicliffe as she has learnt more about the displays that young people like and will learn from.  Remember StLT meetings are on every Friday lunchtime in G17
if you’d like to come and see more about what we do!
 
Our Year 11s have been extremely busy working on their exam preparation which means that our current StLt leaders will be stepping down at May half term. An interview process was held just before February half term to establish who the
next Student Leadership Leaders should be. The candidates were Ella Moir Year 10, Molly Inpkin Year 10, Ellie Jackson Year 9 and Jessica Crean Year 9.  They had to all give a presentation to the group and be interviewed by staff.  It was decided that they
should all be appointed and different roles were given to each of the candidates.  These are Chairperson, Deputy Chair, PR & Communications Officer and Fundraising Officer/Teaching & Learning Liaison.  Congratulations to everyone who was involved!
 
As you may be aware, one of our Year 7 students Sophie Robinson sadly passed away in January after a long battle with a brain tumour. The student leadership team decided to hold a non-uniform day in memory of Sophie which took place on
the 12th February. This involved wearing something blue as this was Sophie's favourite colour. Everybody wearing blue made a donation and in total raised £1362.87 for brain tumour research. Thank you for everybody’s input and involvement!
 
The school Eco Garden is looking great! During February half term students were busy in there clearing the raised beds and litter.  Onions were also planted. We are looking forward to planting more produce in the Spring!

 
As many of you know Mr Connor is retiring at the end of the school year. Interviews for the new headteacher were held on the 25th & 26th February and part of the process involved a student panel.  Students from the
StLt volunteered and one person from each year group was chosen to take part in this important process.

 
We hope you are having a good time at school so far this term!
 
From The student Leadership Team

December 2015

StudleadblogHello everybody!

We've had a great couple of terms in The Student Leadership Team! We have gained many new recruits from Years 7-11 which is really positive! We are always looking for new members so if you want to be involved, meetings are held in G17 on a Friday lunchtime.

Our work on the Eco-garden project has had to slow down slightly due to the winter weather, although we recently took delivery of some small saplings to grow around the edge of the garden. We are hoping to begin a gardening club when the weather picks back up in the spring so keep your eye out for future updates.

We really enjoyed working with Doddington Hall during the Autumn term and creating our 'Hamlet' scarecrow for their competition. A lot of us visited all the scarecrows on their front lawn during the half term holiday. We hope to take part again next year.

We have started working with Ms Fox regarding fundraising for the Terry O' Toole Theatre. As a team we have started drafting ideas for raising funds as we hope to redevelop aspects of it following the improvements to the nearby OneNK Sports Centre. If you have any good ideas to contribute, feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We hope you have a lovely Christmas holiday.

From

The Student Leadership Team