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Our students can take part in groups with additional responsibilities.

Student Council

Baskerville School prides itself on the importance of listening to its students' views. We have a School Council on which two students from each key stage and two from residential are representatives.

Each year candidates are elected by their class peers. They are responsible for sharing ideas and informing their class of outcomes and new initiatives in school.

Our School Council have played an active role in achieving a new cycle track with bikes and the organisation of lunch time clubs. They have had significant input in redesigning and choosing new equipment to improve our playgrounds. They have advised visiting teachers on aspects of the school curriculum. They are also part of the interview process for new members of staff! We are very pleased to have been awarded 'Highly Commended' in the 11-16 category in the 2104 Speaker of the House of Commons' School Council Award for the achievement of our Student Council.

The Student Council meets frequently, led by Katie Ralph, one of our Teaching Assistants. They discuss ideas on how to bring about improvements to the school and to raise money for the school. The Student Council liaise with the school's Senior Leadership Team and the school Governors, relaying the students' views on issues around school.

Casting our votes for the Student Council.
Carefully posting our votes in November 2018.

Eco Committee

Our Eco Committee comprises of students, members of staff and a school governor who are passionate about moving the school towards being 'green', and everyone is very much involved in promoting good practices that improve the school's biodiversity and sustainability.

The committee meets once every half term to discuss on-going projects such as recycling at school, encouraging healthy lifestyles, raising money for environmental friendly charities. Students also conduct surveys and explore new ideas on short, medium and long term plans for the school.

In March 2012, following the hard work of our Eco Committee, Baskerville School gained the Eco Schools Silver Award which recognises in particular the role of student leadership and whole-school involvement in Eco-school activities.

In July 2014, Baskerville School has been awarded the Birmingham Sustainability Award which means that the school is recognised for the hard work its Eco Committee has done to achieve a high level of sustainability in various areas such as biodiversity, energy use and recycling.

Plans for 2017/18

The committee is still growing in numbers across the three key stages. Meetings continue to take place every half term followed by a whole school assembly to share new and innovative ideas with the school.

As we progress through this academic year the committee is planning:

  • To apply and achieve the Eco-Schools Silver Award;
  • To apply and achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award;
  • To source and sell BPA free water bottles to the school population to reduce the amount of plastic cups that we use;
  • To continue to monitor if classes are correctly recycling paper and plastic, with the help of the Eco Lunch Club;
  • To secure night-vision cameras in the school grounds to watch and monitor our nocturnal school population.

We have developed a new eco code, which provides inspiration to all students:

Our Eco Code

The Eco Committee working with an Eco Consultant.
The Eco Committee received the Birmingham Sustainability Award at the Council House in 2014.

Meet the Eco Committee - 2017/18.