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Eco Council

We started our Eco Council in 2023 with a mission to see what we could do to become more sustainable as a school. We needed to apply for the position and we were chosen for our commitment to trying to improve the environment. We are signed up for Eco Schools and have devised an action plan so that we can get our Eco Schools Flag by July 2025, maybe even sooner. We have decided on three areas of focus for this year. They are:

  • Increasing Bio Diversity
  • Reducing litter in school and in the local area
  • Reducing paper and paper towel use in school

So far, some of us have presented at a conference with other school from the Trust and some of us have presented our ideas on how the Trust can help us at the Sustainability Conference to headteachers and Chairs of Governors from all the schools in the Trust. 

At school, we have made many changes already. They are

  • Creating posters to remind people to switch lights off.
  • Recycling bins in each room.
  • A battery collection point for the school.
  • Changing the heating in the all to a more efficient energy source.
  • Switching all light bulbs to LED lights
  • Moving to an environmentally friendly company to purchase recycled paper towels and toilet paper. 
  • Buying reusable, recyclable glue sticks for all children.

We are in the process of gathering resources for making a bug hotel in our school grounds and we want to develop our use of the school allotment as well. 

Watch this space for updates!