Children in Years 5 and 6 are chosen by their class to be Peer Mentors and to help any time they are needed. Peer Mentors have lots of roles within our school. They are here to make children feel safe and supported and to help with a wide range of problems that they may have.
Take a look at their photos on the noticeboard outside Ash Hall. You will see them in the playground wearing yellow high visibility jackets.
Children please approach any Peer Mentor for a friendly chat it is what they are there for!
Brilliant Beech Hill Eco-Warriors
In 2010 we achieved the prestigious Green Flag award, which was renewed again in Autumn 2015 confirming our Eco-Schools ethos not only works but is a very important part of the day-to-day life in school. The award recognises schools that have shown they are committed to becoming environmentally friendly and who have setup a steering group to lead and implement the work.
Everyone in our school follows this Eco-Schools ethos. We advocate sustainability within the school and our wider community giving children understanding of the links between their behaviour and impact on our environment.
Pupils worked with the School’s Business Manager, Kelly O’Dowd, who also serves as the school’s eco-coordinator, on a variety of projects to raise awareness of green issues and make the school grounds more sustainable. These included making a greenhouse in the school grounds out of recycled bottles and encouraging pupils and staff to recycle whenever possible.
Eco Club meetings weekly, with pupils from each year group contributing ideas and thoughts for future projects. Kelly added; “The children are very proud of the award. We would be happy to welcome visitors from other Luton schools to share advice and support.” Our Luton Mayor visited the school to raise the green flag for the school recognising the school’s achievements.
“This is a fantastic achievement for the school. Pupils and staff have worked hard to develop eco-awareness and make the school more eco-friendly.” Headteacher – Debbie Bosher
“Beech Hill School has worked extremely hard to achieve this award. The school is a delight and the children are proud and knowledgeable in respect of their achievements. This is a town school with no grass or playing fields area; nonetheless the school has developed all outdoor spaces for outdoor education. Beech Hill should be a show case for other similar urban schools hoping to develop the Eco-Schools ethos.” Comments received from Keep Britain Tidy
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