Our Eco-Committee, comprised of a representative from each class from Years 1 to 5 and our Year 6 Eco Prefects, meets formally twice a term and informally every other week to discuss ways in which we can become more environmentally friendly. Our Eco Committee recently conducted an environmental review of School, drawing up an action plan, which enabled us to achieve our Bronze Award. We are now working towards our Silver Award.
Amongst the initiatives we have supported in School is Waste Week; this is a particularly fun week in which pupils are challenged to reduce the waste from their school lunch via a competition between the classes to see which one produces the least waste. We have also introduced ‘Fruity Fridays’ as a packaging free day to help reduce our general waste consumption. All children and staff are encouraged to use energy wisely whilst in School and to work hard to ensure our plastic, paper and card waste is recycled across both sites and our playgrounds are kept litter free.
The Eco Council also works alongside the Junior Road Safety Officers to encourage pupils to walk, cycle or scooter to School in favour of using the car and, in particular, they support ‘Walk to School Week’.
Our outdoor environment includes plants, shrubs and wildflowers, water butts to collect rainwater and we even have an insect hotel in Junior House for any passing creatures who wish to stay!
There is an Eco-Board in both Upper School and Junior House where you can be updated on our activities and read our messages.