Eco Council

Eco Accredited School with Merit 2022-2023 and 2021-2022.

Our Eco Council for 2023/24

Our Eco Council for 2022/23 - meet our council and our Eco Leaders

Why do we have an Eco Committee?
The Eco committee is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way St. Nicholas C of E Primary is run and help it to be environmentally friendly. The Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

Who can be a member of the School's Council/ Eco Committee? 

We are led by Mrs Hopson and her ladybird’s. We have an active Eco Council with at least one pupil representing their fellow pupils from Y1-Y6.  We also have local links to the village; we are greatly supported by our local pub who recycle materials for us to use at school.

What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Mrs Hopson to discuss their ideas.

How are we doing our bit to save the planet?

We are currently doing a weekly litter pick of the school grounds, we also recycle and reuse milk bottle tops and crisp packets. We also took part in the RSPB Big Bird Watch 2022. Additionally, we also recycle and reuse in our curriculum; one example of this is, we made musical instruments out of reused materials for our Science / DT learning.

This term Ladybird Class have made Hedgehogs from old and unwanted books to create some Harvest Art.

We celebrated 'Global Recycling Day' by completing a litter pick of our school grounds and then we created a whole school piece of art using just bottle tops. March 2022

This week we revamped the Eco boards, thank you to the Ladybirds for all your help. April 2022

We were thrilled to be awarded with our Green Flag with Merit in July, 2022.

The boards were looking a little tired and weathered again, so some of my class helped me fix them. September 2022

We used our feet to get to school for Walk to School month. The children created feet and wrote what they noticed on their walk to school. October 2022

We had an Eco Art Competition and displayed their work in our local church. Well done to Becky for being our winner. Autumn 2022

The children designed, created and evaluated musical instruments using recycled materials. December 2022

Today the Ladybird children took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch. January 2023

For World Book Day, all the children took part in the Book Swap. They swapped an old or unwanted book for another book from a fellow peer. March 2023

We are taking part in the Big Plastic Count this May 2022. The-Big-Plastic-Count-Tally-Sheet

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 22.09.2020.

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 19.10.2020

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 06.11.2020.

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 23.03.2021.

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 24.05.2021

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 14.09.2021

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes 03.02.2022

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes Nov 22

Eco Meeting Minutes 17.01.23

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes Template March 23

Eco Council Members 21-22

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