Welcome to the St Nicholas’ Primary School Eco Council
Every September 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 (We encourage participation from both the base and young carers).
- 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.
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.
Crisp Packet Recycling Initiative
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.
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.