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Eco Council

At St Mary's we have an Eco Council run by a number of our children.  They usually meet once a term to discuss important ecological issues and how they directly affect us.

After a long hiatus due to Covid, from March 2022 Eco council is up and running at St Mary’s and we are lucky enough to have some really passionate councillors who were voted in by their peers. One of their first initiatives they have been involved in is writing to the Mayor to ask for his support getting more litter pickers and even an electric car charging point at our school. We are also going to be undertaking the green flag award system to see what we do well as a school and where we can further develop. See examples of our letters below.

 

 

 

Our last whole school Eco project was Earth Shot, promoted by Sir David Attenborough and Prince William.  To find out more, see here.

In October 2020, Sir David Attenborough and Prince William launched the Earthshot prize.

This is a prestigious environmental prize designed to incentivise change and repair our planet over the next 10 years. It is focused on the following areas: building a waste free world, protecting and restoring nature, reviving oceans, cleaning the air and fixing the climate.

St Mary’s took part in this project and Mrs Nicklin asked all of our pupils - from Nursery to Year 6 - to complete a piece of homework over the October 2020 half term period based on ways we can reduce our impact and help to heal our planet. We wanted the children to be as creative and innovative as possible when completing this task. See the wonderful display of entries below!

Mrs Nicklin was so impressed by the high standard of entries that she decided to give the whole school a well done prize.  After consulting with all the children, St Mary's has decided to adopt a Tiger with the World Wildlife Fund!

Please find below details of letters and other activities the Council have been involved with.

Eco Council