Eco

Our eco and outdoor learning coordinator is Mr Sheldon. Please click here to view our eco policy. Below are our Eco-Councillors.

Eco News

June 2017

The eco-council have been busy in the outdoor area looking after the plants. Currently growing, we have: beetroot, carrots, onions, radishes tomatoes, peas, beans and courgettes.
We pulled out some of the radishes that were ready to eat and enjoyed tasting them.

May 2017

Eco-council trip to MRF
On 23rd May, the eco-council went on a trip to the MRF (Materials recovery Facility) at Sharston Waste Centre. When we arrived, we first went into a building where we did some activities that involved recycling and to learn about how the recycling machines worked.
After that, we had to put on some safety equipment before we could see the machines. We put on: goggles, helmets, hi-vis jackets, headphones to protect our ears and gloves. Unfortunately, the machines weren't working but it was still good to see where our waste is recycled.
We had a great time and hope that next year's eco-council go as well.

February 2017

The eco-council have been working in partnership with Biffa Waste and students from Manchester University to learn about the importance of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The children have been learning about what can and can not be recycled and how we can all do our bit to help to look after the environment. The eco-council will be leading an assembly in the coming weeks to share what they have learnt with the rest of the school

 

 

Who are our Eco Council this year?

Year 6

My name is Amaan and I am 10 years old. I think people at this school aren’t very good at recycling or saving energy because a lot of energy is wasted by people leaving computers and whiteboards on. As an Eco Councillor I want to encourage people to save energy.

My name is Mya  and I am 10 years old. I think that children and teachers in our school aren’t very good at saving energy because there are always lights and computers left on even when they are not being used. As an Eco Councillor I want to encourage people to save energy and to lower the school’s carbon footprint.

Year 5

My name is Isobel and I am 9 years old. I don’t think our school is very good at recycling. As an Eco Councillor, I would like to get some recycling bins so we can help to save the planet. I will go around to the other classes and encourage them to use the bins.

My name is Arwa and I am 9 years old. I think the school can be improved by encouraging children to not litter because it is making our playground dirty and untidy. I wanted to be an Eco Councillor so that I can tell other children about not littering and to use the bins instead. Then we can all enjoy having a clean and tidy playground.

Year 4

My name is Aydin and I am 8 years old. I think the children at our school are not very good at putting rubbish in the bins because there is a lot of litter on the playground. As an Eco Councillor I would like to teach pupils about the importance of picking up rubbish and also about saving electricity.

My name is Seren and I am 8 years old. I don’t think our school is very good at putting rubbish in bins or at recycling. As an Eco Councillor I will encourage children to not litter and to recycle some of the things we use at school

Year 3

My name is James and I am 7 years old. I think the children at this school aren’t very good at putting their litter in the bins. As an Eco Councillor I want to encourage the other children to always put litter in the bin and to keep our school tidy.

My name is Max and I am 7 years old. I think our school isn’t very good at saving energy because they always leave computers and lights on. As an Eco councillor I would like to help our school to save energy and get better at recycling.

 

What does our Eco Council do?

Our Eco Council are a group of pupils who meet regularly to talk about how we can help the school become more environmentally friendly. We think our school already cares a lot about the environment but that there is always more we can do. This year we aim to improve our outside area and we would like to start growing vegetables and fruits. We are also going to continue with trying to save electricity around school and reducing litter on the playground. Have a look at our meeting minutes to see what we have discussed during our lunchtime meetings and keep up-to-date with new things going on in our news section as well as our Eco Display Board outside the ICT suite.

 

Our Eco Code 

You can help!

If you have any ideas about how we can improve our school and how it cares for the environment, please speak to Mr Sheldon or the Eco Council. Thank you! You can also put any suggestions you have into our Eco suggestion box located on the windowsill by the door to the KS1 and KS2 playground.