Students at Buckingham Friends School are called upon to be stewards of their school by caring for their fellow students, the school campus, and the school’s traditions. In ways small and large, students learn to be caretakers of the people and things that make up their environment. Each Friday afternoon, the children in the lower school work together to clean up their playground, recovering the sandbox, stacking the wood used for building, putting away outdoor toys, and picking up trash.
Students bring their own lunches to school, and they are asked to take their trash home with them, which encourages them to take ownership of the waste they produce.
The Stewardship Committee, composed of students in grades three through eight, organizes campus recycling and cleanup efforts.
The Outreach Committee takes the lead in organizing school-wide service efforts, including food drives, fundraising, and special projects with local service organizations. Fall and Spring Frolics bring the whole community together to rake leaves, tend gardens, make minor repairs, and otherwise tend to our School.
Students in all grades use class meetings to resolve conflicts and address common concerns. As conflicts do arise, students are helped to consider the effects of their actions on the larger community. Through these efforts and others, students leave Buckingham Friends School with a strong sense of responsibility to their community and an understanding of how they can take an active role in caring for the places and people that surround them.