Islay Book Festival comes to Keills
Small Isles and Keills P.1-7 came together to meet local author Mavis Gulliver. P.1-3 enjoyed joining in with their story telling session, about how the most cuddly and comforting little bear helped a little girl to stop worrying about wolves and crocodiles with big teeth, and warty witches, and to get to sleep peacefully. The children were pleased to meet the little bear in person, and draw pictures of the different characters in the story. This was then followed by a very engaging session with Mavis reading extracts from her new novel ‘Cry at Midnight’. The children were completely engrossed in the story telling, with Mavis making great use of her props to stimulate the children’s imagination. They were further drawn into the story by acting out some of the characters in her book. All the children really enjoyed the session, although some were slightly put out as they did not have all their questions answered! Mavis kindly pointed out that the answers were all in her book!
A huge thank you to Mavis and the Islay Book Festival for organising the visit.
To ensure that we had a democratic election process for our Pupil Council, Pre 5 to P.7 participated in an official vote. The processes began with speeches for chairperson from all our eager P.7s followed by the children voting for their preferred candidate. This was done using ballot papers, polling booths set up for the children to make their selection in complete privacy and a simple ballot box to place their paper into. After the votes were counted and the successful candidate announced the process was repeated for vice-chairperson and secretary. All the children, knowing that the process was fair and everyone had their vote, respectfully accepted and welcomed the new office bearers.
Chairperson – Heather Wood
Vice-Chairperson – Sophie Baker
Secretary – Allana Learmond
Congratulations to our newly elected office bearers.
The children will have the opportunity, on a regular basis, to manage meetings and take forward the thoughts and opinions of all the pupils. Committees will be created to address areas identified by the pupil council, discussing and debating possible proposals. This will then be shared with the pupil council and if necessary a vote will be taken.