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 and have a parent representative in- Mrs Crabb. 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 2021. 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.