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Eco Council

We're very proud of our Eco Council and the work they take part in. Improving our school's environment and that of the local community is at the heart of the work that the children do. Below are some examples of the work carried out.

 

In 2018-2019, the Eco Council achieved the Gold Green Tree Award on behalf of the Woodland Trust as well as the School's Wild Challenge organised by the RSPB. We currently hold a Silver Eco-School Award which is going towards our Green Flag Eco School's Award. We also received a recycling award from Wyre Borough Council.

We are very proud of the new and growing interactions we have developed with our local community through our eco-work. Recently, we have completed local litter picks and dog poo sweeps to improve our area. We also work with the local council to recycle Christmas trees in our Forest School. As well as this, the Eco- Council visit the local care home to work with the residents to help develop their garden area. As a result, the children now have a greater understanding of their local area and how they can help to improve it.

 

They regularly recycle batteries, plastic bottles, Christmas trees, ink cartridges, food waste as well as biodegradable rubbish in our 'homemade' compost bins.

Due to the recycling we take part in, the carbon footprint of our school has been reduced. As well as this, the children now have a greater understanding of the world around them, the negative impact humans can have on the environment and how they can best care for it.

 

The children are also encouraged to share these messages with their families, with many children supporting our schemes within their own homes and beyond.

 

In June 2019, we were delighted to be invited to the Lancashire Green Hero Awards for our many contributions to promoting eco awareness. At the awards, we were so excited to be named Eco School of the Year for Lancashire.

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