Hockliffe Lower School Eco Council

The Eco Council is a committee chosen by our pupils to lead our school in raising awareness and addressing environmental issues.  Through consultation with the rest of the school and the wider community we decide which environmental themes to address and how we are going to do it. We focus around 9 topics: Water, Biodiversity, Energy, Global Perspectives, Healthy Living, Litter, School Grounds, Transport and Waste.

Last year we continued recycling as much as we could, including composting our snack-time waste.  We encouraged our parents to recycle more at home and earn some money for our school funds at the same time by holding our annual ‘Phil the Bag’ Recycle Day.  Later in this school year we will organize our fifth fund-raising recycling day. During our Book Week we continued our recycling by holding a recycled book sale. Thank you to all who donated books.

We have been working hard to improve the school grounds and encourage lots of wildlife to visit. This year we will continue our work in Gardening Club to encourage wildlife into our school grounds.  We will be planting more bee friendly plants and creating habitats for lots of different creatures. We will also be feeding the birds during the winter months.

Meet our Eco Councillors:

This year’s committee consists of children from years 2, 3 and 4.

The eco committee have helped the children in school decide on an eco-code that we can follow to make our school more eco-friendly. They have designed posters and put them up around the school to remind us of what we should do.

Click here to see the poster.
We are very proud of our continuing Eco School work.