Eco-Schools – Mr. Morgan/Miss Thomas
The children, Mr. Morgan and Miss Thomas have been extremely busy ensuring that our fantastic Eco-committee is continuing to highlight Eco issues throughout the school. We achieved the Platinum flag last year and all initiatives are embedded. The Eco-team comprises of elected representatives from Year
3-6. All of the following is focused upon by our Eco-committee:
- Wasting water in the toilets; when the taps are being left on. The Eco-club are following a rota and checking the taps daily each lunchtime
- Plastic bottle recycling – the ‘Smiley’ bins are proving popular.
- Some teachers still need a ‘gentle’ reminder to conserve energy in their classrooms and the Eco-club are regularly checking that lights and whiteboards are switched off
- Fair trade is as ever a focus and Year 6 did a great job highlighting this movement in the community, when they visited the Co-operative store in Crosshands for the 13th They spoke to members of the public about Fair trade and distributed leaflets to inform about Fair trade issues
- The Eco-committee have decided to hold an ‘Amnesty’ of old clothes and books again in the Summer term, where all pupils and parents will be encouraged to donate old clothes and books. We will be selling these in the June Fayre and donating the rest to the local library and charity shop/clothes bank
- The Eco-committee are going to foster links with the Library service again and will be visiting to discuss ways to re-use and re-distribute books throughout the community
- The Eco-lodge and bird-feeding programme, using leftover bread from the canteen are continuing to impress
Different priorities within the school are also having an impact on our Eco objectives this year. Our use of on-line reading texts (linked to Bug club) and parent mail are just two ways in which we are continuing to reduce paper wastage in school.