"We should always listen to what children have to say, and not just with open ears, but also with open minds." Richard Branson
Pupils play an active part in decision making at Bournehall. Click on the boxes below to find out more about how our children are involved in school life.
Our Ambassadors take great pride in greeting visitors and giving them a guided tour of our school. Sharing their knowledge of their school, they give visitors a real insight into children's experiences of life at Bournehall.
'very thorough' 'proud of their school' 'enthusiastic'
Bournehall has always shown a commitment to Fairtrade. We are currently gathering evidence to receive the FairAware award. We are raising awareness of Fairtrade in our school and local community by selling and using Fairtrade products. We believe Fairtrade is a great way of promoting the ethical and social awareness of Bournehall.
We are a Rights Respecting School, having gained the Level 1 Award a number of years. The charter is central to our school ethos. We are currently gathering evidence for the Gold Rights Respecting Schools Award which is granted by Unicef UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos.
A representative from each class and adults from the school community form our Rights Respecting Committee. Meeting monthly, their role is talk to children and adults to raise awareness of children's rights and to gather views, feeding back to the Senior Leadership Team to inform decisions and policy making.
Each member of the Green Team is elected by their class peers, following their 'campaign speech to explain why they are the best person for the role.
Having achieved the Bronze, Silver and then the Green Flag awards (three times), Bournehall works hard to continues to build on their commitment to the environment.
AUTUMN TERM 2019 : Harvested vegetables including potatoes, corn, beetroot, pumpkins, beans, cabbages, shallots and onions from our allotments.
Prepared the allotment beds for the winter.
SUMMER TERM 2019 : Harvesting rhubarb, courgettes and gooseberries to make and taste rhubarb crumble, courgette cake and gooseberry fool
Keep Britain Tidy 'Community Clean Up'
Introduction of reusable cups rather than milk cartons and straws to reduce single use plastic in school
Planted seeds for autumn harvesting
National Outdoor Classroom Day
Outdoor learning open afternoon for parents/ carers
Year 6 plastic pollution 'Oceans' project