Here at Birchanger Primary C of E Primary School we value the opinions and ideas of our pupils and we encourage our children to have a voice within the school community. We believe that the work that we do on our learning values supports children to have the confidence to take an active part in the running of our school.
Currently we run groups of anti bullying ambassadors, an eco council, a school council, and a worship council.
For our older children in Yr 6 we give specific roles to help lead the school. These roles include Head boy and head girl, house captains, librarians and sports ambassadors.
Our SEND children are also active membes of MSC (Multi Skills Council). This is an Essex-wide group of children who come togteher to promote inclusion in our schools.
All of our Year 5 children are antibullying ambassdors. Their work focuses on the areas in the Diana Award which includes working with the community, online, respect. The children are working hard to earn badges to reflect work that they have done. This includes designing and selling thier own badges promoting antbullying, presenting safty information in ownership sessions, running competitions and supporting younger children in thier own wellbeing lunchtime sessions.
House Captains/Sports Ambassadors
Each child is part of a school House team, collecting points throughout the year by participating in different team activities. Our sports ambassadors are active at lunchtimes and they lead small games to boost the fitness and enjoyment of our younger children These are lead by our year 6 House Captains who also have the role of Sports Ambassadors.
We have built up our library over the last few years supported by parent volunteers and several generous donations from the PTA. Our librarians help us to keep this lovely room in order so that all of our childrden can find the book that they are looking for.
The children on our Worship Council are drawn from Year 5 and Year 6. The children in this contribute to our regular worship including leading small plays to retell Bible stories. Recently, The Worship council have met wiht Rev Colin our local vicar and our PCC. They suggseted that the school went to the church for Ash Wednesday which was a new experience for us and one that the children enjoyed.