Eco Team 2019/20
Here are our 2019/20 Eco-Warriors……..
Eccleston Primary School has a very active Eco-team who endeavour to reduce, reuse and recycle daily.
Two Eco-warriors from each year group have daily tasks of switching off lights and computers, managing the composting and recycling paper, plastic and card. Our new Eco-Team is very enthusiastic and is looking forward to making a real difference in school!
Here are some of the quotes from our Eco-warriors….
“I would like to make Bug Wood even better and provide shelter for the animals.”
“I would like to reduce the amount of waste we produce in school.”
” Switching off electrical items is something I want to improve.”
” I would like to plant more trees.”
“I want everyone to recognise the Fairtrade/Cocoa Plan sign so farmers can get a good price for the things they grow.”
Meetings are held every half-term and the committee discusses awareness campaigns such as ‘Switch-off Fortnight’, ‘Waste Week’, Fairtrade Awareness as well as environmental issues.
The Eco-team also run a Fairtrade and organic stall at Family Assemblies every half-term and at School Fairs, which is very well supported.
Eco-competitions for the whole school are organised to raise awareness of environment issues such as the amount of plastic in our oceans.
Happy New Year!
Unfortunately, the news in Australia has not been good over the Christmas period with huge, devastating bushfires raging throughout New South Wales damaging habitat and millions of animals and plants.
The eco-team has decided to raise money to help the animals caught in the fires and rebuild the habitats for them to live in. A third of the world’s Koala population has been affected.
There will be Koala friendship bracelets for sale at a cost of £3.75 (or more, donations welcome). They are available in 6 different colours and have a very cute silver Koala on them! They are proving to be VERY popular!
There will also be a competition between the classes to fill a Change For Life Jar with coins. Children are encouraged to earn spending money at home to donate to this good cause. This will hopefully raise their awareness of the problem but also see that they, themselves, can do something to help. The class with the heaviest jar will get to choose the animal to sponsor in Australia.
Please click on the following link for more details…
Thank you for your support.
From Mrs Allen and the Eco-team
Well done to all the children who entered our Tree Art Competition! They were all amazing and it was really difficult for the Eco-team and staff to choose the winners. Bug Wood will look amazing with all the natural, eco-friendly artwork adorning the trees. Thank you!
Eco-Trip To Mere Sands Wood
The Eco-Team had a fabulous full day learning about three different habitats. Apart from finding lots of different mini-beasts we found mushrooms, a newt and learned about the items in our lunch boxes. We pledge to try and reduce the amount of waste we produce, then reuse what we can, before finally recycling materials.
All our children were perfectly behaved and a credit to our school.
The Eco -Team have already been very busy In Bug Wood, finishing off the pathways and admiring our new log seating. They have organised the Bug Hotel and planted some seeds ready for the Spring.
At our Open Evening the Eco-team were busy making bird boxes and bird feeders for our feathery friends.
Next week, they will be visiting Mere Sands Wood to compare and contrast different habitats and learn about the environmental impact on our world.
Watch this space to see what activities we were involved in!