Eco Council 2022-2023
Hello, Welcome to our Eco-council page.
We are an enthusiastic team of 7 pupils, ranging from Reception to Year 6. We all wanted to be part of the Eco-council because we are passionate about the environment and want to do our part in creating a more sustainable world.
We have regular meetings throughout the year and are currently working towards the RSPB Schools Silver Award, having achieved the Bronze Award last year. As a team we have chosen four activities that we feel fit with what we want to create at our school.
It is important for us to involve the whole school in our activities and decisions. We have a suggestion box for pupils to add their ideas and comments to and we check this at every meeting. As a result of these suggestions we have set up a soft-plastics collection point in school, arranged a new after school gardening club and we are heavily involved with the development of our Woodland School area.
Recent projects and events we have taken part in include the Great British Bird Watch, Great British School Clean, Veolias Pass It On and hosting a metal giraffe from the British Ironworks to collect plastic bottle tops.
Check back here to read our latest meeting minutes and see photos of what we have been up to.
How does eco-council help us follow our school values?
Freya, Tom, Izzy, Jasper, Ollie, Dylan and Cynan
Friday January 27th - Today we took part in the Big Schools Birdwatch and headed out to observe the birds in our school grounds. After topping up our numerous bird feeders, we spent an hour outside and recorded the birds we saw. Taking part in this event has inspired us to provide more wild spaces which might encourage more birds to visit our school grounds.
Friday 25th November - We were invited to help plant a new hedge at the Dorothy Clive Garden Centre. We travelled with the eco-council from Adderley and spent some time learning about the importance of hedges, before heading up to the site to help plant lots of new plants for the hedge. We then enjoyed a tour of the grounds and some lunch. In the afternoon we made bug hotels, bird feeders, planted bulbs and lavender and made fat balls, which we took back to school to add to our environemnt.
Sep 22 UPDATE - We are proud to announce that due to the hard work and effort of the eco-council over the past 12 months, along with the support from the whole school and local community, we have been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award with Merit and the RSPB Bronze Award.