Two children from each class are chosen to be on the Eco School Committee. We aim to have one full meeting each half term with smaller working meetings more frequently. Eco Committee members appointed for each class are responsible for paper recycling, turning off lights and collecting litter. After carrying out their environmental review of our school, the Eco Committee have decided that our main priorities for this year are:
- Saving energy
- Walking to school
- Biodiversity in our school grounds
Children have made posters to encourage people to switch off lights and save energy. We have made spot checks round school to see if people are heeding the message. With the help of Mrs Clowrey, we've measured how much energy we use.
Walking to School
Since September 2013, we have taken part in Walk to School Once a Week – a scheme run by the Living Streets Charity. If you walk to school at least once a week, you are awarded with a badge. The best class also gets the WOW trophy for the month.
Biodiversity and the School Grounds
We now have two, large raised beds and tyres containing a variety of plants including tomatoes, sweet peas and a variety of herbs. We continue to recycle paper through the blue bin scheme. We also recycle plastic, glass, cans and fruit waste. This year we have started recycling used pens and felt tips through Terra- cycle.
Your Eco Ideas
Do you have any good ideas for making our school more eco friendly? Can you think of ways we can save water, reduce waste, consider global perspectives or be healthier? Please share your ideas with your Eco Committee member.