Aspiring young leaders throughout school, from Years 4 to 6 have the opportunity to apply for a role within the school’s Eco Committee. Members of the Eco Committee show fantastic and clever ideas which place them in control of environmental actions and projects within our school and local community. Our Eco Committee learn that they can make a difference to the world we live in and help lead the school towards these steps.
As part of the application process, children were asked why they wanted to be on the committee. Here are some of their responses:
"I love the environment and want to make a difference for my generation and save the planet from pollution. It would mean alot to me to create a better world."
"Sometimes when I walk to school I see rubbish and it makes me upset. Also people polluting the ocean causes turtles to die which makes me feel devastated. I love nature and helping the wildlife."
"I like to care for the world and would like to make our school more eco-friendly. I want to look after the animals and the planet since the plastic pollution is hurting them."
Our Eco Committee have worked through the Eco School ‘Seven Steps’ (listed below) and we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an Eco School Green Flag to state that we are now an 'Eco School! This means that we are now a more environmentally friendly school.
Our eco-committee have been busy all year raising eco-awareness around school and began by conducting an environmental review of the school. They reviewed everything from biodiversity within our school grounds to how pupils and staff members travel to school.
Building on their findings, eco council then planned a year of actions including:
- promoting more litter picking around the school grounds
- ensuring each class had an energy monitor to turn off lights and interactive whiteboards
- promoting the WOW walk to school initiative (WOW website)
They designed some excellent posters and conducted presentations to share their ideas.
Throughout school, we have all worked hard to implement these changes. Well done eco-committee, we are so proud of your hard work!
Please take a look at our Eco School annual timetable to track our progress throughout the year.