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Eco Council

Together We Can Make A Difference

2020-2021

We are currently in the process of forming our new Eco Council for this academic year. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, to avoid unnecessary mixing of groups, we are appointing representatives in just years four and five. We believe though, that every child should have an opportunity to contribute and this will be addressed in all year groups through our pupil virtual meetings.

Listening to the views of our children is at the heart of all of our work. We are focusing our work this year on the potential of three main initiatives:

  • Providing a meat free day in our Orchard Bistro. 
  • Significantly reducing our paper usage in school.
  • Providing more plants for general well being.

2019-2020

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

Actions from the Eco-Council 2019-2020

  • We built bug apartments in The Nook.
  • We spoke to the premises team staff about building a bird hide in Crescent Corner.
  • We encouraged more  Fairtrade products within Orchard Bistro. 
  • We consulted the Thermal Imaging Report commissioned by the school that took place in September 2019 and although the heating performance of the school is 60% less than other typical schools, we still want to reduce the amount of electricity we use. 
  • Eco-Councillors and other pupils and staff ensured that lights were dimmed or turned off when not being used.
  • Eco-Councillors and other pupils and staff ensured all other electrical equipment was switched off when not being used.

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

Light switches targeted!
Overhead projectors targeted!
Computers targeted!
Monitors targeted!
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