Due to unforeseen circumstances, the litter pick had to be postponed. This will be completed (all being well!) on the week of the 11th of June during lunch. If this is a success, it will be rolled out to the whole school on a regular basis in the new year.
As a Council, we are going to begin looking at the KM Group's initiative, Green Champions. They have sent us a large pack of activities to carry out in order to become Green Champions. This will be discussed in our first Eco Council meeting on the Friday 8th of June.
This term we also see the Switch Off Day, but a date is still to be confirmed.
http://www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/walktoschool/greenchampion/ Here is the link for the Green Champions information if you are interested.
In our first Eco meeting of the summer term, we discussed what we would like to do going forward. Firstly, the society would like the different classes to be more proactive in filling their own flower pots.
We have also booked in a school field litter pick for the 22nd of May at lunchtime. This will just involve Eco Society, but if successful, will be rolled out to the rest of the school.
Finally, we are looking at have a Switch Off Day in the same week, in which all classes will complete a lesson around the importance of saving electricity. So watch this space!
As part of Eco Council, we have now achieved our Bronze Award for the school. This has been achieved by having an active Eco Council which meets at least once a half term, creating an Environmental Review of the school and finally creating an Action Plan.
In order to achieve the Silver Award, as a group we need to monitor and evaluate what effects Eco Council has on the school, and ensure that we are informing and involving everybody.
After making a decision to have 'Electricity' as our first topic to gain the Bronze Award, we created an Action Plan. This all relates to a Switch Off week, which will be held in March. Next week we will be getting an electricity meter reading in order to compare this to the Switch Off week.
There will be an Eco Council meeting on the 11th of January, in order to discuss the topic that we have chosen to use for the Bronze Award.
After applying for the Green School Awards back in December for the introduction of Forest Schools and start of the Eco Award , we have been chosen by the KM group for an award. The awards ceremony will be in February!
24th November 2017
After an Eco Council meeting this lunchtime, we have now completed the Environmental Review, which is part of the Bronze Eco Award. As a group, we had to look at nine different topics and think of ways of improving these within school.
In a few weeks time, we will be deciding on one topic to focus on, and then creating an action plan.
After selecting two children from each class to become Eco Warriors, we had our first Eco Council meeting. This was a chance for us all to introduce ourselves and understand what was important for the following year.
This year we will be aiming to get the Bronze Eco Schools Award. In order to do this, in our next meeting we will be drawing up an Environmental Review which relates to nine different topics: Biodiversity, Energy, Litter, Waste, Water Saving, School Grounds, Healthy Living, Transport and Global Citizenship. Once this has been completed, as a council we will need to choose one topic and create an action plan for it.
If you have any ideas for the topic that we should first focus on, please let one of the Eco Council members know.