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Eco-Schools is a global programme that empowers children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness.  It develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and develops a range of team and project skills. 

Our Eco Team is led by representatives from each class, who are supported by Mrs Twiston-Davies, Mrs Willmott and Mr Attewell.  They meet once a fortnight and undertake environmental projects to improve our school environment and the wider community.  They are currently focusing on reducing waste and recycling, litter and the school grounds. 

 

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Our Eco Team for 2020-2021 will be announced shortly

                          

Here are some of the things the ECO team have been looking at to help save the planet.

Christmas

We found out about all the ways we could reduce our waste over the Christmas holidays and shared our ideas with our classes.

We had  fun making our own natural tealight holders, using sticks and recycled jam jars.

Litter picking

We have spent time tidying and litter picking in the KS2 playground.

 

Next we will be focusing on

Making sure we are recycling as much as possible including food waste.

Reducing our use of energy eg switching off the lights.

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Minutes from the Eco Meetings 

2019/2020

22/01/2020

19/09/2019 

2018/2019

03/10/2018

07/11/2018

 

Some of the ways we are trying to help the environment are as follows:

Golden Boot Challenge

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The Golden Boot Challenge is an annual Surrey schools’ competition encouraging us to find more sustainable ways of coming to school and to think about pollution and air quality.

Classes will compete to win the golden boot by scoring points for each pupil who walked, scooted, came by bike, shared a lift with a friend, parked a little further away and walked some of the way (park ‘n’stride) or used public transport.   

The 2019 Golden Boot Challenge runs all through June and Barnsbury’s Eco Council is challenging pupils to travel to school in a sustainable way on Monday and Fridays every week throughout June and score a point for their class. 

 

Reducing Plastic - Mural Competition

Barnsbury Eco Council launched a competition inviting pupils to create a piece of art work reminding us all to use less plastic.  The title of the mural is going to be "Keep Our Earth Plastic Free!" 

Competition flyers have been sent home and designs need to be back in school by Friday the 17th May 2019.  The Eco team will judge the designs and make the winning design into a mural using plastic bottle tops.   

Crisp Packet Recycling - raise money for our school

We have signed up to a new scheme to recycle crisp packets and raise money for our school.  When we have collected enough packets we can send them off to be recycled and will receive cash for them.  Not only are we raising money for our school they could end up as plant pots, park benches, watering cans or even cool bags!  There is a recycling box in in the entrance foyer next to the battery recycling point please send in your empty crisp bags, any brand. 

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 Battery Recycling

Please bring any old batteries to the school office where we a a battery recycling container for you to post them.

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