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Our School Council

Our School Council are working incredibly hard! They meet every Wednesday and give feedback to classes every Thursday. 

You can find out what they have been doing by reading the attached minutes or the brief overview below:

  • Written and agreed "Rules for a happy break time" with classes and lunchtime supervisors
  • Introduced Suggestion Boxes in classes in addition to verbal feedback
  • Asked children which After School and Lunch Clubs they would be interested in attending and worked with Mrs Shentall to provide these
  • Written a Job Description for the role of Bempton Buddies
  • Shortlisted potential Buddies for interview
  • Interviewed and appointed Buddies
  • Participated in the Buddy Training Day
  • Arranged and contributed time and cakes for the Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • Planned a School Disco and Games night to raise funds for new playground equipment
  • Elected a Chairperson, Secretary and Councillors to feedback to Mrs Rawling
  • Resourced sponsorship to provide new Hi-Viz jackets for School Council members and Bempton Buddies
  • Organised and run Healthy Eating Week
  • Organised and run Fair Trade Fortnight including a Fair Trade Cafe





Fair Trade Cafe

At the end of Fair Trade Fortnight we held a Fair Trade cafe in our school hall. We  researched Fair Trade products and ingredients and invited parents into school to bake with us in preparation for the Cafe. We also had parent volunteers helping at the cafe, along with our 'Bempton Buddies', who escorted parents to the hall, fetched children from classes and helped to collect dirty pots.

Even though Fair Trade products are more expensive than regular ones, thanks to the generosity of our families, we were still able to make a small profit, which has been donated to the Fair Trade Foundation.

We learnt a lot about what Fair Trade means and why it's so important to support Fair Trade schemes across the world.

It was a really successful event. Thank you to everyone who supported us.

Visit to Gravity

On Wednesday 7th March we visited Gravity in Hull at the kind invitation of the Director, Mr Michael Harrison,who is the sponsor of our new Hi-Viz vests.

We travelled on the train, which was fun and exciting, and enjoyed a wonderful day in recognition of all our hard work in school. Gravity also supplied us with trampoline socks and drinks throughout our visit.

Mr Harrison has invited us back as V.I.B's ( Very Important Bouncers)!

Please see below a quote from Mr Harrison:


“Gravity believes hard work always deserves recognition and reward. School councillors and playground buddies are amongst those that play a vital role in contributing to a school’s success – We’re delighted to be able to give them our support, as they give theirs”.

Thank you for a wonderful day!

New Playground Equipment

With the funds raised from the recent Disco, which was organised by School Council, we have purchased waterproof outdoor chairs to create a Chill Out Zone next to the Buddy Bus Stop. 

Here is one of our Bempton Buddies and a Mini-Buddy talking to some pupils in the Chill Out Zone.

A Successful Macmillan Coffee Morning



An enormous thank you to our proactive School Council and Mrs Shentall for organising this fabulous event it surpassed all our expectations. School Council were a credit to the school demonstrating maturity; impeccable manners; good customer relations; and entrepeneurial  skills.


But it wouldn't have been successful without all of our parents and friends kind generosity in donating wonderful cakes that look absolutely scrummy. So a big thank you to you too.


Finally thank you, thank you, thank you for joining us; school was really buzzing this morning. You have all been so kind and generous; so on behalf of Macmillan can we just say thank you.


You raised a massive £200.23! Miss Norton donated her winnings back to the charity.



Guess the Height of the Cake.

Some of the Beautiful Cakes You Provided