Our current eco councillors are:
Ollie, Grace, Szymon, Millie, Autumn, Aidan, Ella, Cyden, Dylan, India, Boaz, Leo W, Emily S, Fletcher, Harley C, Ivy, Willow and Tilly
Our Eco-Council consists of representatives from every class and together we think about how we may look after the environment, our school and its grounds.
We help others to follow our eco-code such as putting litter in the bin, turning off taps and lights and not leaving the computers on stand by. We monitor our energy use in the class and encourage staff and children to recycle.
On Tuesday 21st May Eco Council did a litter pick on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. We found chocolate wrappers, crisps packets and lots more. We were surprised by how much we found! We hope that everyone will start putting their litter in the bin and recycling if they can! Thank you, Ella (4DS Eco Councillor)
Eco Council will be carrying out a litter pick at lunchtime on Tuesday 21st May. We will let you know how it goes! Please make sure you are putting your rubbish in the bin!
The whole school have become eco warriors! Everyone is doing a brilliant job at recycling and are all very passionate about it! Keep it up everybody!
Our recycling bins have arrived! Every classroom now has one and we are hoping that everyone in the school will start recycling more, especially the teachers! We can recycle paper, cardboard, plastic and tins. Eco Council will be responsible for emptying these in to the main bins. We want to see which class will be the best at recycling!
This term, we are aiming to buy recycling bins to go in all the classrooms. We have carried out some research, looking at the size and price of the bins and have chosen one that we think is most suitable for our classrooms.
Once the recycling bins have arrived we will be encouraging everyone around the school to use them and to stop and think before they put something in the bin. We hope that we will be able to reduce the amount of rubbish our school is throwing away each year which will help the environment!
Here is our video to show you how you can reduce the energy you use. If the school reduces the energy they use we could win up to £750! We hope you enjoy the video!
The project we have been working on this term is reducing energy in the school, this is because we have accepted a challenge called Ecobot. This is being run by Western Power and they will reward any school that manages to reduce their energy use over a 4 month window.
An energy consumption reduction of:
- 1-5% will be rewarded with £250
- 6-10% will be rewarded with £500
- 11-15% will be rewarded with £750
We have been making posters about reducing energy to raise awareness in the school. One of these posters is being entered in to another competition where we could win a £50 voucher and an extra £150 bonus if we meet our target! Well done to Indi as her poster will be entered!
We have also made a video about reducing energy which we are hoping to share with you by the end of the week!
Eco Council have been meeting every week since the beginning of the year and have been working hard to ensure we pick some exciting projects that will have a positive impact on the school. We thought that it was important to ask the whole school for suggestions for projects that we should work on this year, so with everyone’s ideas we came up with a survey that everybody completed.
The three projects that won and that we aim to work on this year are:
1) Reducing the energy used in school.
2) Organising a litter pick
3) Putting recycling bins in all the classrooms.
We will be working hard to organise different fundraising events throughout the year to make these projects possible. We will keep you updated with our progress!