At our school, we believe that we should take care of our wonderful planet and the children play an integral part in this. Each year in September, we elect two representatives from each class in Years 1 to 6 to be part of our Eco Team. Children who are keen to represent their class are asked to present why they would make a good eco-warrior to their peers. Each pupil then votes for two children.
The eco team meets fortnightly to work on innovative initiatives which raise the profile of ecological issues and which make our school environment a greener, cleaner place. The eco team are passionate about making a difference and believe that everyone has a responsibility to protect our precious world.
The eco team are also responsible for recycling in school, which they do diligently every Friday. They look closely at what and how much is being recycled. The team considers whether some items could be reused in school and ensure that everything that should be being recycled is. They take a proactive approach if they feel that improvements can be made.
- Last year the eco team:
- Worked with outside agencies to deliver workshops which raised awareness of green issues and what we can do to help
- Worked with Tearfund to raise money in celebration of Earth Day
- Took part in an eco-festival in a local Church
- Organised a ‘Big Battery Hunt’ to raise money and promote the recycling of batteries
- Used a local government grant to plant bulbs and improve our green leaf garden
- Installed a bee house in the school grounds
- Regularly picked litter in the school grounds
Plans for the year ahead will be shared in our ‘Eco News’ section in the school newsletter.
Our previous eco-warriors shared their views about the role:
Why did you choose to be an Eco Warrior?
‘So I could help look after the environment.’Billy, Year 5
‘I thought it would be good to do more recycling.’Thomas, Year 6
‘I wanted to do more recycling after I noticed so much rubbish on the way to school.’Isabella, Year 4
‘I wanted to make the school cleaner and greener.’Elodie, Year 5
‘I love animals and I want to make sure they can live happy lives.’Leila, Year 5
‘I really enjoy recycling because I’m helping the environment and it is fun.’Daisy, Year 3
‘In September, we went to a sustainability festival in Teddington and shared with the public our sustainable projects in SMSP.’Sam, Year 6