The Eco Committee aims to develop environmental sustainability in our school. The committee includes two representatives from each KS2 class, a teacher and lunchtime supervisor.
The committee members have weekly routines where they recycle paper, reuse paper, compost tea bags, recycle plastic, tin and glass, collect batteries, stamps, crisp, biscuit wrappers and pens for recycling.
The committee runs a big project each year. Recently this has included learning about bees, plastic waste and climate change. We have just added 300 trees – one per pupil – to our school site.
Our next project is looking towards adding solar panels to the school roof.
Our Year 3 classes have been learning about meadow flowers and their importance in our natural world. Both classes visited New Chapel Hay Meadows where they worked with Joe Arrowsmith, learning about the diversity of meadow plants and animals. All pupils used old tents and broken umbrellas to upcycle into a kite under the expertise… Read more »
The Eco Committee are continuing to develop the quiet garden. Plants sown last year are blooming. This year pupils are working on a partnership project with the High School to create a statement about our school vision “Roots and Wings”. Here are some of their design plans, which high school students will craft from wood… Read more »
The Eco Committee met with Zoe, the Community Link Officer from the Co-op. They explained to her what they have achieved so far in the “Quiet Garden” they are developing. The Eco committee have been successful in their bid at the Coop to gain funds to develop their project further. Lots of future planning ideas… Read more »