Prior to half term, children across Prep voted for their Form School Councillors. To become elected, the children needed to work hard on a presentation which they gave to their Form and all candidates were very strong indeed.
Mr Neeson presented the chosen pupils with their School Council badges before the half term holiday, and over the past few weeks our new team of councillors have been engaging brilliantly in the process of representing their peers on developing aspects of the school even further. There is a School Council across each year group and these are overseen by Mrs Gridley (Year 3), Miss TImmins (Year 4), Miss Waller (Year 5), and Mr Nicklin (Year 6).
So far, Mr Neeson and the Senior Leadership Team have been given feedback on different topics, including life in the Year Group Bubbles, Modern Languages at BCS, and the BCS Sport Department. Pupil Voice remains a standing agenda item in Senior Leadership Team meetings, and action has already taken place in listening to the views of our children this term.
A Christmas sporting challenge has been put in place where the BCS community are attempting to reach Rovaniemi before Christmas Day, Mrs Newman is organising a French spelling bee for our Year 5 children and is creating a display of all the languages spoken by children at the school, while Mr Moss has adjusted his lunchtime menu this week at school to allow for a pupil choice menu … no surprise that chicken nuggets and pizza will be awaiting the children today!
As well as these suggested developments, we are very pleased that the children also recognise all of the positives about the school in these meetings. In particular, the children have been very appreciative of how the School is continuing to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and they have reported that they feel safe and well cared for.