Eco Team

Our Eco Team was established seven years ago and is an integral part of helping to educate the school about all things green!

The Eco Team currently has 23 children who work together each Wednesday either during lunchtime or after school (depending on the season!). We also have several adult team members including: two teachers; a teaching assistant; the Chair of Governors; the school caretaker and a member of Stockton on Tees Borough Council’s Environmental Team!

We have successfully worked towards gaining two Eco School Green Flag awards as well as a Care for Your Area award; we are very proud of these achievements. The team are currently working towards our third Green Flag which we hope to get by Spring time.

ACTIVITIES/INITIATIVES

Here is a list of some of the many things which the Eco Team have been involved in over the years:

  • Gardening projects including ensuring the raised beds are used for organic vegetables which are then used by the school cook;
  • Helping to establish a park and stride scheme from the local shops to reduce school gate congestion;
  • Recycling – the Eco Team promote this and empty the recycling bins each week;
  • Reducing energy consumption – the Eco Team have held “Switch Off” afternoons, have led assemblies and actively ensure energy is saved each day through our Eco Police team;
  • Sponsoring a child from Ghana through Plan International – the Eco Team have raised money for him and have written to him;
  • Reducing food waste in the dining hall as well as encouraging children to keep the hall clean at lunchtimes;
  • Promoting healthy eating and exercise;
  • Establishing a bug hotel to encourage wildlife;
  • Encouraging children to walk or cycle to school through a variety of schemes such as WOW and Bike It;
  • Litter pick-ups in the local area in conjunction with the Care for Your Area Team from the Local Authority.

As you can see, we are passionate about looking after our school environment, our local environment as well as doing our small bit for the Global environment. We will continue to take part in initiatives which help us to become aware of environmental issues and will continue to pass this knowledge on to all of our school family.

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