The Eco Warriors consist of a group of 10 children represented by all the school years ranging from class 1 to class 5. We meet regularly to discuss ways in which the school can become more environmentally friendly. The Eco Warriors work alongside Miss Airlie.
- To implement ways for the school to be eco-friendly, considering the 10 topics highlighted by Green Flag i.e. Water, Electricity, Waste, Litter, Biodiversity, School Grounds, Transport, Energy, Healthy Living and Marine.
- 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.
- St Michaels currently holds a Green Flag Silver award.
What have we done?
- September – The Eco’s completed their environmental review and discussed things they would like to add to their Action Plan of things to do this school year. They also created Eco rules to display around school and to uphold themselves at home and at school.
- October – The Eco’s also showed their interest in COP26, taking part in CAFODs ‘Eyes of the World’ campaign. Creating posters and tweeting the hashtags, to help bring recognition to the meeting and to show the Prime Minister that we are hoping for great things to come to help save our planet.
- October – The Eco’s were able to plant some daffodil bulbs at the front of the school, that were kindly donated by the parish. The Eco’s enjoyed been in the fresh air and getting their hands dirty to promote biodiversity within our school.
- November – Eco Warriors and the whole school took part in ‘Switch Off Fortnight’, a national campaign to help use reduce our energy use. The Eco Warriors delivered this message in their classes and completed an audit before and after the campaign. The Eco’s were also paired up and every lunchtime they completed a light monitoring sheet on their set days, to ensure all classes were turning off their lights. The whole school also completed a ‘switch off afternoon’, going a whole afternoon without any electricity (lights, computers or projectors). The children thoroughly enjoyed this and we were able to reduce our energy use greatly, as shown by our audit results in our Eco book.
- November – The Eco’s discussed how to dispose of rubbish correctly, we talked about what needs to go in the recycling bin and what needs to go in the normal rubbish. This was then created into laminated posters to be displayed in all the classes.
Eyes of the World
Switch off Fortnight
Photos to come!
Archived Eco Council
You can view archived Eco Council events and information on our website.