The Eco-team ran a competition recently, the winners were invited to open the new butchers in the village. Ellie and Hannah attended the grand opening with the rest of the eco-team on Thursday 7th October 2010. Have a look at the picture.
Over the past years our school has worked very hard to become more eco-friendly. We have been awarded the Eco-schools Bronze
Awards and we are currently working towards the Green Flag
Award. As part of this work we have to adopt an Eco-Code.
Have you seen our garden yet? We have planted lots of bulbs and we are recycling all sorts of items in our composter. We love working and playing in our lovely garden! Do you think it would be a good idea to have another garden in Key Stage 2? Let the Eco-committee know what you think.
The members of our school’s Eco-Committee are:
v Eco Team: Gabriel, Katherine, Miles and Rebecca
v Recycling Officers: Gabby and Jonny
v Road Safety Officers: Ellen and Sam
v Walk to School Officers: Alice and Chloe
This committee forms part of our school’s Eco Action Team. Other members of the team include School Council Representatives (Year 6) andMr MacKay. Additionally, other members of staff and parents also support our meetings.
So what does the Eco-Committee do?
Every week, the Eco Team, along with Mrs Tooher or Mr Ennis, read the electricity meter to see how much energy we have used during the week. The team uses the meter readings to monitor how much energy our school is using and to see if there are any patterns or unexpected amounts of electricity used. This information helps the Eco-Team to explain why it is so important to do things such as closing doors (to keep the heat in) and turning lights off when they are not needed.
Daily, members of the Eco-Team go round all the classrooms and shared areas turning off lights and closing doors. You may have noticed the signs we have made which remind you to do this!