Welcome to our Eco Committee page!
As an Eco Committee, it is our job to make the school a more environmentally friendly place. We have representatives from each year group and meet regularly with Miss Harvey to discuss our next actions!
Each year, we decide on an action plan which helps us to focus on different areas to improve.
Currently, we are working on the topics of Waste, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship. We were awarded our Bronze Eco Schools Badge in June 2018 and achieved our Silver Eco Schools Badge in December 2018. We are now working towards a Green Flag award.
To reduce waste in our school, we have invested in compost bins in both playgrounds. They are filling up nicely and we plan to use the compost to plant in our new wildlife area.
We are also running a printer cartridge recycling scheme which has earned us £46.10 so far, so please keep sending in your empty cartridges!
We have also started recycling household batteries. You can find the box outside the office.
Our final new recycling project is biscuit wrappers. We can accept any brand of biscuit wrapper, as long as the wrapper is white inside. Please send these to Miss Harvey.
We are very lucky to have a brand new wildlife and pond area which was installed earlier this year. With the help of some of our governors, we have been researching which plants will attract the widest range of creatures. We are also looking into bird houses and homes for minibeasts. Mr Webb has helped us to redesign the area behind the swimming pool and we are hoping to begin planting next year.
Using the money from our printer cartridges, we have bought two bird feeders and some fat balls which will hopefully attract some more wildlife to our school.
Class 3 have been busy planting outside Class 2 and Class 4 have been looking after our sensory garden. They have planted lots of tasty vegetables which we look forward to trying!
To encourage global citizenship, we ran a very successful competition for reading in interesting places. Our winners are displayed proudly on our Eco Board as you can see below. We are also running Operation Christmas Child which helps us to think of those who are less fortunate than us.
Key Stage One held a Beep Beep Day in March to raise money for the charity BRAKE. They had a cake sale and practised riding their bikes safely! They raised £209 for the charity.
We also held a fantastic Multicultural Week where we all learnt about different countries. We had art from Sweden, the Haka from New Zealand and carnivals from Brazil!