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Beech Hill Primary School

Pupil Leadership

Office Juniors

This is one of our coveted leadership roles. Children in Y6 help our ladies in Reception by answering the telephone, delivering messages and mail and completing administrative tasks. To be an Office Junior children apply for the role, sit an interview with the Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher where they answer a series of questions and complete a telephone task. The successful candidates are then allocated one day a week to participate in their role.

Junior Road Safety Officers

The JRSOs are talented, handy helpers who keep the school and community safe! JRSOs stands for Junior Road Safety Officers. There are four children from each of the Y5 classes who represent the whole school. Everyone wants to keep safe including the people surrounding you and one way could be keep the road safe by encouraging people to walk to school in a safe and sensible way. JRSOs monitor safety around the outside of the school and especially ask parents to drive and park carefully and legally so that we are not hurt. JRSOs have orange badge with gold writing.

Brilliant Beech Hill Eco-Warriors

In 2010 we first achieved the prestigious Green Flag award, which was renewed again in 2015 and again in October 2017 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 an 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 Bennett

“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