The Eco-committee is a group of children from across the school who meet on a regular basis to discuss and implement Eco activities to work towards the Eco-schools award scheme. The Eco-schools award scheme is a Wales-wide programme endorsed by the Welsh Assembly Government. It is more than an environmental management system for the school. It is a programme to promote environmental awareness and tackle cross-curricular subjects in the classroom and beyond. The process is holistic and works by involving the whole school and local community.
The topics covered by the scheme are:
- Healthy Living
- School Grounds
- Global Citizenship
We have been working hard at being an Eco-school and, having already achieved 3 green flag status. Green flags are inspected every 2 years and after 7 years a platinum flag is awarded. We are due our platinum flag inspection in the Summer Term 2016. One green flag can be seen in the entrance hall suspended from the ceiling. There are many ways you can help us maintain our eco status – please look out on newsletters, on this website and extra flyers for further information!
The Eco Committee meets at lunchtime on Mondays from 12.30 – 12.55 p.m. The Eco Committee is run by Mrs Herbert, Mrs Luke and Mrs McCloed. Due to projects we carry out often running over from one term to another, it is necessary to have a core committee. For this reason we have co-opted some children through applications. However there are many pupils who wish to be involved so throughout the year other year groups are asked to help the committee carry out the work. One of the aims of the Eco Committee is to raise awareness in the school of environmental issues. Recently the whole school took part in Eco Week and the children showcased the environmental work being carried out in their classes during a sharing assembly. At the start of the year every child was asked to think of an eco-pledge, these can be seen in all classrooms in the form of kites. Do ask your child what Eco promise they have made!
Take a look at our board in the entrance hall to see what eco activities are going on.