Children know each other well at Bretforton and ensure that they look after one another by demonstrating the school values of Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Friendship, Trust and Forgiveness. They are trusted to undertake leadership roles and older children are encouraged to act as positive role models for their younger peers, enjoying responsibilities as Lunchtime Play Leaders, House Captains and members of a highly pro-active Eco Committee. We will shortly be launching our Pupil Parliament which will be elected by the children in each class.
The Eco Committee
The children and staff at Bretforton First School work hard to be eco friendly citizens and to consider our environment and sustainability issues within the curriculum. We have been part of the Eco Schools programme for many years and have seen first-hand the benefits this gives our pupils. We have an active Eco Committee made up of pupils from Year 1 to Year 5. We hold elections each year where children who are interested in joining share their ideas and the whole school then votes for the new members. We work with Worcestershire County Council’s Sustainability Team to act as a mentor school, to offer support and advice to other schools in our district.
Green Flag Award
We have successfully gained four Green Flag awards since we started our eco journey. This is the highest award that can be gained through the Eco Schools programme. At our last inspection in Spring 2017 the assessor said:
“It was an absolute pleasure to complete the Green Flag assessment at Bretforton. The school has an outstanding, enthusiastic and creative approach to covering the Eco-School Topics and the Eco Committee are truly amazing”
We are very proud of the children in our Eco Committee for leading our eco work and of all the children and staff in the school for putting in their hard work.