We are your School Council. Our job is to be the voice for the children. We are:
LowryClass: Eva and Zac
Matisse Class: Liberty and Harry
Riley Class: Angus and Agnes
Goldsworthy Class: Liana and Zayne
Kandinsky Class: Mona and Eduardo Monet Class: Raffy and Anna
Hepworth Class: Dela and Zak
Magritte Class: Toby and Lucy
Picasso Class: Otto and Annabelle
We meet regularly to work on different ways to improve our school. We listen to our classmates and make sure that we represent the whole pupil voice when making changes.
If you can think of things we can do to make our school an even happier place, please speak to us and we will make it happen!
Eco-Schools is an international award programme which aims to make good environmental practice an integral part of school life. Children are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they lead the Eco-Committee and help carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of their school. Through consultation with the rest of the school it is the pupils that decide which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it.
We pride ourselves in helping to make our environment a better and healthier place to leave a legacy behind for the next generation. We have integrated environmental education into our curriculum so that across the school children learn about issues such as Energy, Biodiversity, Waste, Litter, Healthy Living, School Grounds, Water, Transport and Global Citizenship.
All members of the school are involved in our eco-work although we also have a dedicated team of 20 Eco-Councillors and a teacher who meet regularly and take responsibility for running day-to-day actions and leading environmental projects. Examples include litter picking in our local environment, taking part in national campaigns such as ‘Switch-Off Fortnight’ designed to raise awareness of and tackle energy waste and ‘Lunchtime Crunchtime’, aimed at raising awareness of food waste and the 3 R’s, our recent eco-themed ‘Big Week’ where the whole-school learnt about environmental issues for the week and introducing composters and planting of our own vegetables for school dinners.
We have a school Eco-Code, Action Plan and Litter policy which have been designed and written by our Eco-Councillors. We also have dedicated Eco-noticeboards which highlight our latest activities.
If you have any questions or suggestions for environmental projects we could take part in please let us know. We have an Eco-Suggestions box at each site for you to drop your ideas in. If you would like further information on Eco-Schools please take a look at their website link below: