The children are at the heart of everything we do here at Bluecoat and as such there is an overwhelming sense that it is their school. There is an enormous amount of pride that comes from them and a desire to make the school the best it can be.
Year on year pupils from across the year groups are keen and excited to put themselves forward for a number of roles and responsibilities that are available to them; roles that allow them to represent their peers and their school.
'Beyond Bluecoat' Achievements
We often hear about the achievements of our pupils within the school but we know that there is so much more going on when school is finished and we love to celebrate this!
Click on the award to see some of our pupil successes that have happened 'Beyond Bluecoat'.
The Pupil Council is an elected body of pupils whose role is to represent a valued pupil voice regarding key issues that concern the school, aspects of the local community and events further afield.Each year, every class votes for their representative who then attends regular meetings. It is the representative’s responsibility to relay ideas or concerns from their class to the Council, as well as to report back on items discussed during the meetings. This exchange of information provides the opportunity for all students to be involved in the decision making process concerning aspects which affect the life of the school.
The elected Councillors for 2021/22 are: Finley T (Bluecoat Group), Josh A (Year 1), Poppy C & Arthur B (Year 2), Joseph B & Lola N (Year 3), Isabel W & Amelia B (Year 4), Theo H, Freddie M & Poppy C (Year 5), Freddie L & Effie A (Year 6).
"I wanted to be a Pupil Councillor because I thought it would be fun. I like to help sort out people's problems. I make sure people are happy and I'm a good listener." Alex 4CD
"Pupil Councillors share ideas with each other about what each class wants to change/happen to the school. It's enjoyable and fun." Seth 2P
Collective Worship Focus Group/Ethos Ambassadors
One pupil from each class is chosen to be a representative in a Focus Group set up to monitor Collective Worship in the school.These children are also given responsibilities during Collective Worship sessions, such as introducing Collective Worship daily in Chapter 3, lighting the candle and leading the liturgy for the day. In Chapters 1 and 2, the children might set up the hall, light the candle and operate the music.All the children are given the opportunity to participate in our Church services.The group meets with Mrs Flower, the Collective Worship Co-ordinator and our link governor, Mrs Terry Insull, once every half term to discuss any matters related to Collective Worship and to offer any ideas they or their class might have. Once a year the group are invited to represent the school at a Special Celebration service organised by the Exeter Diocese for Church schools.
The elected Collective Worship representatives for 2021/2022 are: Archie S & Lissie H (Bluecoat Group), Joey H & Enid L (Year 1), Lennie F (Year 2), Alanna C & Gracie S (Year 3), Willow I & Cai D (Year 4), Olly P, Rory B, Howi T, Benjamin S, Naomi B (Year 5), George B, Josh S & Alex W (Year 6).
The ‘Eco Ambassadors’ are really pleased to be back up and running this year with members from each class representing all Bluecoat pupils. We will begin by re-focusing on trying to achieve our Eco-Schools Silver Award as well as reinstating other initiatives such as keeping our school grounds litter free, collecting pens to contribute to the ‘Terracycle pen recycling scheme’ and collecting our food waste for Andigestion’s ‘waste to energy’ scheme.
The elected Eco Ambassadors for 2021/2022 are: Effy F (Bluecoat Group), Evie B & Albert G (Year 1), Albie M & George T (Year 2), Elsa R & Henry K (Year 3), Paige D , Tilly C & Ellie May H (Year 4), Chase S, William H, Reuben S & Harriet-Olivia G (Year 5), Libby C & Ada F (Year 6).
The elected Arts Ambassadors for 2021/2022 are: Autumn M & Tilly O (Bluecoat Group), Penelope N & Paisley B (Year 1), Charlotte K (Year 2), Olivia P & Sophie D (Year 3), Hermione W & Seth H (Year 4), Madeline H, Tommy N & Tom B (Year 5), Grace B & Freya P (Year 6).
"I'm really good at art and I like to see different pictures. I like setting up competitions because it is fun." Previous Arts Ambassador
"I became an Arts Ambassador because I like art and am good at it. We talk about art and share ideas." Previous Arts Ambassador
Within all PE, Sport and Physical Activity we will try to encourage as much physical activity as possible across the school; help others; lead by example in all lessons, lunch time, breaks times and after school clubs applying BLP at all times; promote fair play and following the rules. Year 5 and 6 Ambassadors will also train as Play Leaders.
During our meetings we will discuss and review PE and Sport initiatives across the school. We will also query and challenge to promote the development of a fit and healthy school.
The elected Sports Ambassadors for 2021/2022 are: Marli C (Bluecoat Group), Connie B & Chester S (Year 1), Priya C (Year 2), Joey Y & Honey H (Year 3), Indi L & Cory J (Year 4), Charlie H, Harry B & Harry M (Year 5), Connor H & Macie L (Year 6).
"I wanted to be a Sports Ambassador because I am really good at sport. I like raising money for charity. If you really like sport then you should apply to be a Sports Ambassador!" Previous Sports Ambassador
"Sports Ambassadors have meetings to share ideas about what sports we could do and how we can raise money for charity. We make sure there are sports opportunities for children." Previous Sports Ambassador
"It's good to be a Sports Ambassador because we try to encourage as much physical activity as possible across the school, we help others, we lead by example and promote fair play and following the rules"
Play Leaders are responsible for:
● Promoting Health and Wellbeing across the school.
● Leading lunchtime and playtime games.
● Encouraging fair play.
● Facilitating physical activity for all.
● Promoting BLP.
The elected Play Leaders for 2021/2022 are: Poppy D (Year 3), Alya T & Freddie B (Year 5).
The News Team for 2021/2022 are: TBC
The News Team offers an opportunity for those involved to develop their writing.
They are able to pursue areas of their own interest and conduct research into these areas.
The research is then drafted and edited into a news story before being published in a school newspaper. The team are involved in the typesetting and formatting of the newspaper.
The newspaper is shared with the school community and published on the website.
Peer Mediators receive specialist training to help other children handle conflict and take responsibility for their actions during lunch and break times. Their job involves listening to both sides of the story and not taking sides to help find a solution to the situation.
The Peer Mediators for 2021/2022 are: TBC.
Healthy Snack Shop
The Healthy Snack Shop is run by pupil volunteers and is open each morning at break time, selling fruit, fruit juice and water. The government recommends eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
What previous Health Snacks representatives had to say about their role…
“The reason I applied to be a member of the Healthy Snacks Team is because I really wanted to help our school by keeping everyone healthy.” Maddie
“The Healthy Snack Shop is a wonderful opportunity for children who want to volunteer their time in the mornings to make our school a healthier place.” Amelia