Welcome to the St Nicholas’ Primary School Eco Council

At the beginning of each academic year each class elects a new Eco Council representative. The responsibility of the Eco Council representative is to:

  • Ensure the whole school is aware of the Eco School Programme.
  • To carry out an environmental review of the school.
  • To ensure that everyone in the school community is represented in the decision making process .
  • Provide a link between pupils, teachers, senior leaders, governors and the local community.

After completing the environmental review the children then, with support, create an Eco schools action plan. We are in the process of doing this and once completed we will have the results available.  The Eco team meet at least once every term. To find out more please visit the Eco Council board in the main hall.

Mrs Nash, Eco-council lead.

Walk to School Week 2020

Just before half term we took part in the Living Streets Walk to School week campaign.  We enjoy taking part because walking helps us to:

Be happy

Be healthy

It also gives us time to chat to our friends and family.

It reduces the amount of cars that make the journey to school each day and as a result reduces pollution.

 

Each child made a pledge to walk to school at least once during the week! 

Year 5 had a Walk to School Week homework which was to make a poster to promote our Walk to School Week campaign.  Talya created these two wonderful posters that are on display outside her classroom.  Well done Talya.

 

       

           

 

We had a competition to see which class could get the most children walking to school.

The winners were:

Maple Class KS2 and Fir Class KS1.

Well done both classes for your super efforts!

 

Crisp Packet Recycling 

Crisp Packet Recycling Update

The Eco Team have gathered all the crisp packets collected so far this year.  We have collected over 5000 packets to be recycled and stopped them going into landfill!!  Well done everyone and keep it up!!

Sunflowers and Beanstalks have collected so many crisp packets. You are amazing!!

 

Starting November 2019 – ongoing.

The Eco Council decided to try and reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill and so we have signed up to the Walkers Crisps and Terracycle recycling programme.

Our launch assembly for the campaign is on Monday 18th November 2019.  We are going to be collecting all types of crisp packets and then send them off to be recycled.

Please bring in any empty and clean crisp packets from home and put them in the collection boxes or bags in the classrooms.

 

Climate March 

The children and adults went on a march around our local area to show our concern about effects of climate change and the impact it is having all around the world.

 

Switch Off Fortnight

18th – 29th November 2019

This year we are getting involved in the Switch Off Fortnight campaign where schools think about how they can make changes and save energy. To keep our school motivated for the whole year we are introducing a school ‘Eco Ted’. The class who manages to switch off the most lights, taps and turn off projectors in class when they aren’t in use, have a the chance of earning the Eco Ted. This will be announced in Monday’s assembly each week.

Tree Planting in the Local Community

Monday 15th October 2018

The Eco Council have already completed their first project, planting fruit trees and bulbs by the underpass. This initiative was actioned by Marston Community Garden who provided the trees and bulbs that allowed us to complete this project. They also gave up their valuable time to support the children.