In the school year 22/23, we established an Eco Committee at school to address issues of environmental impact and to raise awareness of the challenges we all face in the years ahead.
The children had to go through a rigorous selection process of nominations and proposals similar to modern day political practice and had to present to the School Council. In their presentation, which included powerpoint slides, the children had to illustrate how they would be an Eco Ambassador for school and show how they were already thinking about the environmental impact of our every day lives.
The School Council then had to vote on who they felt made the most convincing presentations and consequently, elected the following children for the academic school year 22/23:
Miss Rooney and the Eco Committee made several changes during the summer term (22/23). These changes were:
- More plants on our school grounds to encourage more insects and wildlife. We even spread wildflower seeds in an attempt to join in with the 'Wildflower Verges' created by Rotherham council as a food source for many pollinating insects, birds and even some mammals.
- New signs around school to remind children and staff to turn off lights in rooms which are not in use.
- Introduced 'Eco Assemblies' where children in the Eco Committee ran assemblies to inform children around school about being more environmentally conscious.
We even held a 'LIGHTS OFF' day on Tuesday 20th June 2023 day. All lights across school were switched off and we managed to save enough energy to power the average UK household for one day (that includes having the tumble dryer on, cooking three meals and having the television on overnight!)
If we can complete all of that in one term....I wonder what we will achieve this year.