the Bathroom Brigade


To instill pride and ownership in our school restrooms, Westwood initiated a Bathroom Brigade. First grade detectives use a score sheet to chart their findings as they investigate the state of the bathrooms.

goldenplungerSometimes the teacher has the whole class go check with a few representatives to actually go in the bathrooms and bring a report, and sometimes she sends teams to check the different bathrooms (we have 4 sets).

At our weekly Wednesday Warbles gathering, the Briagade makes the report. With the golden plunger in hand, the winners circle the gym to the theme of Chariots of Fire playing. We keep a running tally of the weekly winners on a bulletin board as shown in the picture.

Coach Stephens remarked that the restrooms have not been as clean in 31 years as they are since the Brigade came to town.