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Eco Council

Together We Can Make A Difference


The Eco-Council have met since our return to school this year to discuss their work and focus for the new academic year.

October 2022 Update

"This years Eco-Council has met to discuss how we will continue to ensure our school is doing its best to minimise any negative impacts on both our local environment and our planet. We have passionate members from every phase who have expressed particular interests and have been awarded an 'Eco Super Power!'  As a team we have also updated the 'Wheel of the Weekend' for Fridays assemblies, with new tasks which focus on the concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

The councillors have presented a strong case in a whole school assembly why their particular interest is important to them and collectively have asked for help in deciding where to concentrate our efforts this year. We will meet again soon to debate what ideas we will move forward with to keep the good work going and we look forward to sharing our ideas with you all." 

November 2022 Update

Following on from our school assembly, the Eco Council has chosen three main initiatives that were communicated as important to  both the children and adults in our community.

Improving our Recycling:

  • We are looking at how to make sure we are not sending materials to landfill that could otherwise be recycled. 
  • The Eco Council are concerned that children are not confident in what we can recycle and want to make it easier. for our school community. 
  • We are also looking into schemes that recycle other materials such as food packets and pens.

Cleaning up our streets:

  • Many children talked about the litter they see around the school and said they want to help make our outside environment look better.
  • As well as organised litter picks, the children feel it is important to create awareness and educate people about the serious problems caused by litter within our local community.

Assess our Sustainability:

  • As a school, we use many different resources and the children would like to know that the products we buy are environmentally friendly. This includes the reviewing, where we can, the materials used and the distance it travels to get to us.

Action! All electric outlets have been targeted. Turn it off when not in use!

Eco School Green Flag Award

Throughout the academic year we continued to work hard to ensure that we meet all of the criteria for an Eco-School. We used our action plan to make sure that the school uses less electricity, less single use plastic and more Fairtrade products in the kitchen. On the 26th January 2020 the Eco-School assessment took place. The Eco-Council talked to the assessor about everything that we were doing at our school, they also gave the assessor a tour of our school and spoke confidently about everything on our action plan. We are proud to announce that we successfully completed our sixth Eco-School assessment and achieved our Green Flag by demonstrating that we all care about our Earth. We have now proudly raised our new Eco-Flag  and look forward to keeping up the excellent work. 

Attracting Bio-Diversity in our School Grounds