A view of the school from our garden.
The Positive Press group work to raise awareness of the work and progress of the school at both a local and wider level. They support the school to:
· Produce an annual school magazine, ‘The Eye of the Owl’ sharing the life and work of the school with families and the wider community.
· Contribute regularly to the ‘Kelso Life’ magazine with articles, reports and information about the school.
· Support the Senior Leadership Team to share the good news of the school with the wider community, Scottish Borders Council and local/national press. This might include establishing links with local press and media and inviting them to report on events and achievements taking place within the school
· Work with our social media platforms to share information and stories about the school.
The positive press group helps children:
· Develop literacy skills, particularly journalistic skills of reporting.
· Gain confidence in skills such as interviewing, being interviewed, formal meetings, independent working and taking responsibility.
· Understand the process of bringing their ideas to print.
Pupils from P5 to P7 form the Positive Press Team under the direction of Mr Lindsay (HT). They will report on the activities and learning of the whole school from ELC to P7.
Members of the Eco-Team may choose to help our school to:
· Improve the school's environment
· Reduce litter and waste
· Reduce energy and water use
· Devise efficient ways of travelling to and from school
· Promote healthy lifestyles
· Encourage active citizenship
· Build partnerships with community groups
· Develop international and global links
Our Eco-Team will look carefully at environmental issues that affect children not only on a global and national scale, but here within Broomlands as well. The Eco-team gives them the chance to respond to the issues that affect them now, and may affect them in the future. The group will plan its activities and actions based on the environmental concerns that the children are most passionate about and interested in.
The aim of our group will be to make environmental awareness and action central to the life and ethos of the school for both pupils and for staff, and to engage the wider community. This year they will focus on developing a Sensory garden within our school grounds, with the kind support of a business partner.
Pupils from P5 to P7 form the Eco-Team under the direction of Miss Scott (PT). They will represent ideas and views from the wider pupil body, from P1 to P7.
Our Junior Road Safety Officers are appointed to work with the local authority and the school to ensure our routes to and from school are safe, and that children regularly have the chance to learn about wider road safety issues.
The JRSO's lead a series of assemblies highlighting seasonal road safety issues. They contribute to social media and messages to parents, work to promote road safety via local radio, newspapers and other publications. They work in partnership with our locality police office, PC Tait-Logan, to ensure we keep our children safe and well on the roads.
They also work in partnership with community support officers and take part in activities such as car speed checks.
Our appointed JRSO's for Session 2021-22 are Jacob Colquhoun & Broghan Cassidy.
Broomlands Pupil Council will help to provide pupils with:
· A safe happy learning environment
· A forum to discuss and act upon matters that interest them
· A structured opportunity to learn management and problem solving skills
· An opportunity to take an active part in the management of the school
· An experience of the democratic process
The Pupil Council helps children:
Have a clear voice in developments and improvements at Broomlands.
Explore, resolve and improve a range of school issues
Gain a real sense of responsibility and ownership of the school and its environment.
Learn about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system and wider community.
Pupils from P5 to P7 form the Pupil Council under the direction of Mrs Gibson (DHT). They will represent ideas and views from the wider pupil body, from P1 to P7.