At Kensington, we aim to promote independence, resolve and responsibility. The Student Council allows for students across all year groups to engage in activities that allow them to show leadership skills and a commitment to a common cause.

At present, Kensington School benefits from a ‘Charity Committee', 'School Council' and an ‘Eco-Committee’, this last one working towards achieving ‘Green School Status’.

School Council

The Kensington School Council promotes student leadership through project-based activities with specific roles and responsibilities for students across the Junior and Senior school.

The council strengthens our community and promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.

Students are encouraged to make strategic decisions, communicate and collaborate effectively and use their voices to create societal change. Kensington Council members will be mentored on their strategy and leadership skills and will be encouraged to document their leadership journeys through completing reflective journals as council representatives.

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Charity Committee

Formed by the pupils in September 2016, the Charity Committee have been responsible for organising events, which have raised thousands of euros to support worthy causes.

Committee events have included bake-sales, costume competitions, a Valentines Day flower delivery service across the whole school and an annual Halloween party. Pupils plan and promote the events throughout the school community, raising awareness as well as money for charities they have selected and researched themselves.

These include aid for Syrian refugees, aid for those affected by floods in Peru and donations to a variety of children’s charities. In addition to their fundraising, they meet every week to prepare sandwiches for Barcelona’s homeless in collaboration with the local charity, Esperança.

Eco Committee

At Kensington we have a Junior and Senior School Eco-Committee. The members continuously carry out a variety of environmental surveys and each year and create action plans choosing key focus areas. These vary from things such as; food waste, recycling and water usage.

These committees have a parent and a staff liaison and with them, our students work to promote those causes that are important to them, displaying key skills such as budgeting, advertising and promotion as well as team-work and compromise. We are very proud of what they continue to achieve.

The Eco-Schools programme is the ideal way for Kensington to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community whilst having a life-long positive impact on the lives of students, families, staff and local authorities.

There is still lots of exciting Eco-work to be done at Kensington, our Junior and Senior Student Eco Committee members are enjoying the journey with the help of Mrs Bruyeron and Mr Vanderheyden.

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