At Bexton we have an active school council. Each class elects a school council representative who represents their class in our meetings.
This year they are focusing on finding out what we can do to be a good citizen in our community. We are going to meet lots of community volunteers and find out all the ways our families are helping out in the local community. They will then share this with our school community through assemblies and videos.
In recent years the school council has led an Anti-Bullying Campaign by consulting the classes on the main issues we needed to tackle, presented these in assembly, led an anti-bullying assembly with a clear 'STOP' (Several times on purpose?) message and then launched a poster competition. The winning posters are now displayed around the school. They also led a road safety campaigh, including creating a promotional video to remind parents to 'park safely' outside school.
In 2022-23 we introduced our Wellbeing Champions. This is a representative from each class who work with the head teacher and the pastoral lead to ensure all children are happy and safe at Bexton. This year they will be helping to design our new behaviour policy.
Our Eco-Team at Bexton are a group of pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 who are working to make Bexton an eco-friendly school. As a team, the children look for different ways to make an impact. This year they are looking at ways to reduce the amount of electricity the school uses.
As a result of their past projects, As we recycle all paper and cardboard from the classrooms, have banned single-use plastic bottles being used and we aim to recycle as much plastic as possible. We have compost bins across the school and we use these to recycle some of our food waste. The children have conducted regular litter picks around school, have educated children about food waste and run an annual 'walk to school' week. We have also become a Cheshire Wildlife Trust 'wilder school' and all the children made an 'eco-pledge' to help nature.
To help the team you can:
1. Bring in old shoes, batteries, old pencils and stamps as we will recycle these for you.
2. Walk, cycle or scoot to school as often as possible.
3. Never use a single-use plastic bottle in school. Use one you can use again and again!
4. Design a poster to show how we are an eco-friendly school. We will put them up around school to remind everyone to be eco-friendly!
5. Bring old clothes to put in our clothing bank (found on the carpark).
All children are given responsibilities as part of our Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) initiative. The children are given opportunities to develop their own play at lunchtimes through the provision of loose parts and materials. At the end of playtime, every child is involved in tidying away the equipment.