We've already achieved the Eco-Schools BRONZE Award, and we are working our way up to silver!
Who are our Eco Councillors?
Our Eco council are 16 children (1 child from each class in school) who meet every 2 weeks to help make our school more eco friendly. Our newly elected Eco Council started in September 2018 and are contniuing still. We have already achieved lots in such a short amount of time. Take a look at what we have been up to below!
Environmental School Review:
Our School Eco Action Plan:
After the children completed the school Environmental Review, the Eco Council met to create our School Eco Action Plan. We all had fantastic ideas to help make our school more eco friendly. Over the coming months and years our Eco Council will work together to achieve all the items listed on our Eco Action Plan. Please see our plan below.
Litter Pick in association with Wakefield Council and local Neighbourhood Management Board - October
In October our school Eco Council took part in a litter pick in the local area alongside council members and members of the local Neighbourhood Management Board. The children were shocked at the amount of rubbish thrown on the floor in their local area.
The children collected an amazing 140kgs worth of litter in 1 hour!
Check out photos of the litter pick below.
Switch Off Fortnight!
In November the Eco Council will lead the school during Switch Off Fortnight! This helped the school save energy by teaching children and adults to save energy by closing doors and windows and turning off electrical equipment when they are not in use.
The Eco Council led assemblies with the whole school, sharing the importance of energy saving. They also carried out 'spot checks' in classrooms to ensure we are following energy saving rules.
Our Findings from last year:
We found out that on average 12/16 classrooms left their lights and interactive whiteboards on when the room was empty.
The Eco Council spoke to the adults in these classrooms and checked again the following week.
We found a big improvement with only 4 classes in the school leaving lights/interactive whiteboards on. The Eco Council will continue to monitor this.
Turn off the light!
The Eco Council designed and put up posters above each light switch in school to remind adults and children to switch off the lights.
Spring Term 2019 - Recycling Focus - Trashion Show
Our Eco Council presented an assembly to the whole school on recycling. They also judged our school Trashion Show where all children came to school dressed in an outfit/accessory made from recycled materials. Take a look at our assembly and Trashion Show pics below!
Recycling Bins Initiative
Every classroom in school has been provided with a recycle bin. Everyone is encouraged to recycle waste paper and card into this bins. They are emptied each week and the waste paper is then collected by RENWI to be recycled. Our Eco Council were shocked with the amount of paper used each week in school and are working together to help reduce this amount.
Eco Workshops - RENEWI
In November our Eco Council along with children from each year group took part in eco workshops. These workshops were provided by RENEWI who manage waste and recycling services across Wakefield. The children had lots of fun becoming waste detectives and also learning how different materials can be recycled. Take a look at our photographs below!