Every half term a small group of Year 2s work on a project to help the Federation to be more environmentally aware.
Our Chair of Governors, Trish Rice has been joining us once a term to share her knowledge of the Natural Environment with our Eco Councillors.
In previous years children have achieved Eco Schools Bronze and Silver awards, this year we hope to work towards a Green Flag award.
Autumn Term 2015
In the Autumn term the Eco Council project was Energy, we took part in EDF Energy's Switch-Off- Fortnight. The Eco Councillors produced a tip booklet to give people ideas how they could save energy at home. A tip booklet was sent home with every child and lots of children sent back a picture telling us what they had been doing at home to save energy. We had some great ideas, thank you!
The Eco Councillors enjoyed being 'Energy Detectives' investigating who had switched off their lights, computers and white boards whilst they were out of the room.
Spring Term 2016
In the Spring term the Eco Council project was Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This term the Eco Councillors made sure that their schools were recycling and composting. We had a whole school assembly when Derbyshire County Council came into the school to talk to the children about recycling and how our waste can be turned into other things if we recycle.
We launched a sticker competition and had some wonderful designs for stickers for our school compost bins, wheelie bins, recycling bins and scrap paper trays.
The Eco Councillors worked extra hard in the second half term as they up-cycled old glass jars into Easter gifts to sell at the School Easter fair. Thank you to everyone who donated jars, chocolates, wallpaper, crisp packets and their time for this project.
Before Easter the children will be involved in World Water Day, Aquabox will be in school to tell us about children who don't have the same access to water we do and give us some ideas on how we can reduce the water we use.
Summer Term 2016
In summer the Eco council hosted a healthy living day at Fanny Shaws Park. The whole school came along and enjoyed some exercise through play on the equipment at Fanny Shaws, learned how to identify different trees and enjoyed a nutritious snack made by the Eco Councillors.
The Eco Council produced a booklet to help children enjoy even more activities in the park.
Click here to see our Enjoy Your Park booklet - take it with you when you're out and about!
The Children who worked hard to achieve the Eco Councils Silver Award
A sponsored walk led by the Eco Council for their topic of Healthy Living
Making bird fat balls to put out in the school grounds
Saving energy in school and at home for Switch-Off Fortnight