The Governors take a keen interest in the Eco-Schools programme and fully support the goal of increasing staff, pupils’ and parents’ awareness of the importance of more sustainable ways of doing things and increasing the schools focus on activities that can help achieve this.
The Eco-Schools programme provides a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. It enhances the curriculum and gets the whole school united behind something important.
The Eco-Committee is the action team and the driving force behind the Eco-Schools work. It includes pupils chosen or elected to represent different year groups and the whole school and a member of staff (the Eco-Coordinator) supports but does not lead the committee.
The Eco-Committee is tasked to:
- Ensure that the whole school is aware of the Eco-Schools programme
- Take the lead in carrying out Environmental Reviews
- Ensure that everyone in the school community is represented in the decision-making process
- Provide a link between pupils, teachers, governors and the whole school community
- Take the lead in delivering the Eco-Schools Action Plan
The Committee would welcome any suggestions that parents may have for projects or improvements that could be made to assist with improving the school’s green status.
The Eco-Committee is an important part of our school, comprising of both a children’s and adult’s committee, which helps to shape our ethos and values. The children elected to these positions will make important decisions about the life of the school, its grounds and the development of our Eco-School’s plan.
Every year classes from Year 1 to Year 6 each elect two ambassadors to our school Eco- Committee. These roles last for the whole year. The ambassadors take ideas and suggestions for Eco projects to the Eco-Committee. They also report on how class projects are progressing and can raise issues for the committee to consider. The ambassadors also report back to the adult Eco-Committee (who aid and support the children’s Eco-Committee) on decisions made by them.
Any child in a class can put themselves forward to be an ambassador, unless they have held the position previously. However, for the children in Class 6, this does not apply and all children can stand for the positions. Candidates prepare a short speech to say why they think they would be a good ambassador and their classmates vote for the candidates they think would best carry out this important role. This year the Eco-Committee Ambassadors are:
The eco committee of year 6 have been in charge of bird feeders. We have put them in the quietest places of this time of the year. The committee fill the feeders up every Monday. In the grounds of the school, we have lots of bird houses but not so many bird feeders....
Class 5 went on a litter pick around the front of the school and the Dell . They found items such as crisp packets, wrappers and plastic bottles. They were doing this for the environment and the residents of the Ryde so they could have a safer, cleaner area. They wore...
Four Pupils from Year 5 have been measuring the weight of the school’s recycling . The whole school is participating in this project by reducing the amount of cardboard and paper waste. We started on 6th of March 2017 and we have made great progress for the past few...