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 encouraging 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 seventh fund-raising recycling day.
On National Outdoor Learning Day we took our learning out into the school environment where we continued to improve the school grounds and encourage lots of wildlife to visit by making bug houses and planting spring flowering bulbs and winter pansies to add some colour to the dreary winter months. As usual we will be feeding the birds during the winter months. We are using our outdoor learning activities throughout the year to work towards gaining the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Award.
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.