ECO COMMITTEE NEWS 14th September 2018
Welcome to our new Eco Committee, made up of pupils from P1-7, plus three teachers.
We’ve just held our first meeting and realize that we have a huge amount to do within school to improve our surroundings and live a more ‘green’ life.
Children these days are very clued up on environmental issues which is so heartening to see. The number one menace, that every single pupil cited, is litter in the playground. So, our first jobs are to source new litter pickers; complete a litter survey of the grounds and see where best to place bins; organise litter picking rotas across all classes; contact the Council to see if we could have bins with flaps to stop birds/wind taking litter out!
We’re also going to put new collection points for plastic bottles in each class and in the dining hall to ensure as much recycling is done as possible. We’ll create teams of helpers to help empty these bins along with the paper recycling bags each Friday.
Future projects include –
- Investigating solutions to the milk cartons and straws issue
- Reducing use of plastic (and disposable items) within school and dining hall
- Checking that electrical items are switched off when not in use
- Setting up a used school uniform rail
- Growing fruit and veg
- Fundraising for the Eco Committee
- Presenting at Assemblies
As you can see, there’s so much to do but with our amazing team, we can do it!
‘Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean!’
Go Eco Team Power !
Thanks for reading,
Miss Brunt, Mrs Watts and Miss Maley