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School Council

School Council & Charities

The Team

The school council team are elected at the start of term to that each key stage and House at BGS are represented. The students applying for the role need to demonstrate their desire to be heard, to represent the voices of their peers and to make positive changes at BGS.

Regular updates of school council initiatives will be posted here…


Update for 2017/2018

The School Council has chosen the Tanzanian Children’s Fund and Sports Relief as our charities this academic year. There will be “Old School” sporting events such as the egg & spoon race plus a non-uniform day during Sports Relief week in March 2018.

Our current Year 8 students have established Pen Pals with children in Tanzania and we look forward to continuing this whilst raising money for this great charity too.

Update for 2016/2017

BGS raised over £4,200 this academic year for our student-selected charities of Cancer Research and Demelza hospice for children, as well as other charities including Macmillan, Fairtrade Fundraising and Children in Need. This is a huge achievement from the whole school and staff. Well done!

Update for 2015/2016

The team had a busy start to the year: They started by listening to the views of their peers, then they conducted and counted a whole school ballot and finally they chose the charities that BGS is supporting this year: Teenage Cancer Trust and the Great Ormond St Hospital Charity. Over the course of the winter term an amazing £1585 was raised by students! Fundraising activities such as the Christmas Hamper raffle, a Guess the Santa competition, a Christmas postal service run by Year 7s and selling refreshments at Parents evenings have all contributed to this achievement. As well as fundraising, the school council has been bravely leading assemblies to promote the charities and fundraising activities to all students.

Youth Parliament

Run by young people, the UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.

Schools across the country have been asked to sign up to the national youth debate “Make your Mark” and BGS took part. Earlier this term all students at BGS were involved in a nationwide ballot where they had to vote for one of 15 topical subjects affecting young people. In October the results were submitted to the UKYP and in November at the House of Commons the national youth debate takes place – televised on BBC Parliament.

Victoria Chivers in Year 12 is the UKYP representative for the borough of Bexley and will be part of the national youth debate happening in the House of Commons.