We are silver eco warriors.
We have been awarded our SILVER Eco Award.
The Eco committee is made up of representatives from each class in KS1 and KS2.
We meet during lunchtimes and talk about how we can improve our school environment and look after our world.
During our meetings we have completed an Environmental Audit and have identified our priorities for this year.
We would like to -
1. Reduce Waste
Last year we reduced the amount of plastic straws and milk cartons that were added to landfill, by writing to the supplier of our school milk and requesting alternative packaging. We supplied specific recycling bins for paper in every classroom and the office. We organised a community litter pick.
This year we are going to continue with our great work recycling and reducing waste. Please help us by bringing in any pens that are not working and adding them to the collection bin that is in reception.
We will also be continuing with regular litter picks around the school site and will be focusing on rubbish reduction.
In January we will be collecting and up-cycling Christmas cards.
Reduce Energy Wastage
We are concerned about the lights being left on in empty classrooms and equipment not being switched off when not in use. We took part in 'Switch off Fortnight. The Eco Committee were detectives and made secret visits to classrooms during break and lunchtimes. We left postcards for classes asking them to make improvements. When they revisited the rooms at the end of Switch off Fortnight they found that classes had acted upon the suggestions made.
Improve our gardens
We would like to use our school grounds to grow fruit and vegetables - We would like to increase the variety of wildlife that comes to visit the school. We will be planting wild flowers, building a bug hotel and taking park in the big bird watch and bee survey later in the year
We have a display board in the main corridor - have a look and see what we are up to (and how you can help us) .