The Eco Warriors consist of a group of 13 children represented by all the school years ranging from class F to class 6. We meet regularly to discuss ways in which the school can become more environmentally friendly.
- To implement ways for the school to be eco-friendly, by thinking of the 3 R’s (Re-Use, Recycle, Reduce) and the different areas which we can improve i.e. Waste, Energy, Water.
- To educate the children on environment awareness, and how we can consciously take steps to help the environment.
- Promoting sound environment behaviour in school and at home.
- Miss Airlie – Lead
- Mrs Watson – Governor/Parent
- Evan (Class F)
- Robyn (Class F)
- Heidi (Class 1)
- Roman (Class 1)
- Ambrose (Class 2)
- Erin (Class 2)
- Amelia (Class 3)
- Joseph (Class 3)
- Hollie (Class 4)
- Francine (Class 5)
- Abi (Class 5)
- Holly (Class 6)
- Matthew (Class 6)
So far the Eco Warriors have:
- Created a list of school rules to put on display around school, along with posters to remind children to turn off the lights and to save water by only filling their water bottles 1/2 way.
- The children also created labels for the recycling bins so the children know which one to put waste paper in.
- The Eco Warriors have put fruit bins in the hall, class F and two outside for all the fruit waste, which they then empty into the compost bin during the week.
- We recently teamed up with the Gardening Gang to create bird feeders, using pipe cleaners and cheerios’ which we attached to string to allow us to hang them from trees. We were pleased to discover over the Christmas holidays all the bird feeders had been eaten.
- The Eco-Warriors took part in a litter pick around Esh Village focusing on the park near the school. We managed to collect one and a half bags in just 25 minutes. We did this with the help of Durham County Council who provided us with the litter picks, bags and gloves.
- Eco-Warriors and Gardening Gang planted sunflower seeds in the school garden to promote biodiversity, this is in the hopes of growing the tallest sunflower by October, for a competition to win £100 worth of garden equipment.
- We were lucky enough for the school to organise a theater production by Northumbrian Water, who came in to teach us the best ways to save water at home and at school. It was both interesting and informative for staff and pupils.
The Eco-Warriors completed an Environmental Review and an Action Plan set out by Green Flag to see which areas need targeting in school to become more environmentally friendly. On completion of this and having carried out some of our action plan targets such as the making bird feeders, been consistent with our fruit rubbish and taking part in a litter pick we have been awarded a Bronze Award by Green Flag.
Bird Feeders and Planting Sunflowers
Compost and Litter Pick