Junior Leadership Team
Head Boy and Head Girl
At the start of each academic year, children of Year 6 are invited to apply for the position of Head Boy/Girl. They are presented with a job description detailing what the role involves and if interested, asked to submit a letter addressed to the Headteacher outlining why they feel they would be a good candidate. Following this, all applicants are invited to attend a short interview with the Headteacher and a school Governor, which allows each candidate further opportunity to share their passion and commitment for the school.
Our School Council consists of 12 pupils; a boy and a girl, elected by their peers from Years 1-6. This group meets with Mr Stanton regularly to discuss key issues and to be involved in decision-making for our school.
We have an Eco Warrior team which comprises two representatives elected from each class in Years 1 – 6. The team meets every half-term to discuss ways of improving our school to make it more Eco friendly. The children known as the ‘Eco Warriors’, take their role very seriously and understand that we all play a part in the role of making our school more sustainable. The two representatives from each year group feedback suggestions made by their peers and suggest ways of improving our environment.
The Ten Topics
Our Eco Warriors are making Grayswood Primary school more sustainable by addressing the following ten topics:
Energy, Litter, School Grounds, Waste, Global Perspective, Biodiversity, Water, Healthy Living, Transport and Marine.
What have the Eco Team been up to?
Tree Planing - March 2022
The Eco Warriors across the school and the Year 6 have been very busy helping plant trees at Imbhams Farm. With over 800 saplings to plant, the children from Grayswood did an amazing job at getting the hedgerow started. These trees are part of a Stewardship Scheme with the Woodland Trust to create a wildlife habit corridor from one edge of woodland to another, across an open field over which the footpath runs. Many families will be familiar with the footpath so do keep an eye on how the trees are growing!
Guildford Cathedral Eco Day - March 2022
The KS1 Eco-warriors attended Guildford Cathedral to understand stewardship and how we can best look after our world. Our Eco-warriors were brilliant at offering up their ideas on how we can make a positive change and enjoyed participating in a variety of activities. We considered “What things do people do that damage our world?” and “What could you and I do differently to make our world better?”. The children enjoyed participating in an array of activities and were impeccably behaved and demonstrated beautiful manners throughout the day.
Going Green with our Milk Scheme - February 2022
According to the House of Commons, an estimated five million tonnes of plastic is used every year in the UK, nearly half of which is packaging.
The last year has shown us on a grand scale how a small change can make a big difference to the world we live in - and Grayswood wants to be part of that change.
We felt that the daily milk cartons came with excessive packaging and limited recycling options. Therefore, we have swapped to 2L bottles of milk, using reusable beakers to avoid unnecessary plastic waste and help protect the environment.
Christmas Toy Appeal - December 2021
To help reduce plastic waste as Christmas, Grayswood Eco Warriors held a toy appeal. The toys were then donated to Shooting Stars Children’s hopices to help raise funds for the charity.