Our school Eco Committee take an active role in recycling and litter picking around the school, and have regular meetings to discuss ways to save energy, reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. Two children representing each of our classes from Years 1 – 6 make up our Eco Committee. Their names can be found under the Roles and Responsibilities heading in this section of the web site.
We have an Eco Garden which has raised beds used to grow different kinds of vegetables and it is also used as an outside learning area. Every year we grow potatoes which are used for the ‘Guess the weight of the potatoes competition’ at our summer fete. The proceeds from these activities help to pay for our ECO resources. We also take part in the RSPB’s Big School Bird Watch event.
Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme
We are helping to raise money for Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey, Sussex, by taking part in a crisp packet recycling scheme. There is a collection bin in school and we would be grateful for any empty crisp packets that you are able to save up and collect for us. Once we have collected lots of empty crisp packets, they will be sent for recycling and this then raises important funds for the Air Ambulance.
Every year the Eco Cup is awarded to a member of the Eco Committee. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of that person to the group throughout the year. The Eco Cup for 2018/19 was awarded to Isabella Figueira.
Eco Gardening Club
Our Eco Gardening Club takes place every Tuesday lunchtime. Over the Autumn and winter months we will be planting lots of winter flowers and bulbs. We will be making our own bird food and feeders to make sure that the birds visiting our garden have plenty of food. We have already started collecting pine cones and conkers to make some Eco Christmas decorations too!