Welcome to Eco Council!
The Eco- Council is made up of two representatives from each year group in the school.
We aim to make St. Bede’s a school with children who appreciate the natural world and act responsibly towards the environment.
Each September, we elect a new team and come up with an agenda for the academic year ahead. Our Eco Council meets once a month to discuss ways to reduce, recycle, and protect our environment. They work to achieve our eco action plan and raise awareness of green issues within the school.
This year, we are highlighting the devastating impact of climate change around the world.
To gain our Eco-Schools Green Award, we hope to:
- find ways to increase eco-friendly travel to and from school,
- improve recycling in school.
- Plant hedges or trees to offset carbon production.
- Home – Eco Schools (eco-schools.org.uk)
- Welcome to Recycle City | Recycle City | U.S. EPA
- Parents: Active travel and Wellbeing Information | My Journey Hampshire
- The Planet (nationalgeographic.com)
- Children of the Earth United – Environmental Education for Kids, Families and Teachers. Learn about Animals, Plants, Ecology, Nature, Environmental Issues, Native Wisdom, Nature Centers, Activities, Books, Earth Day and much more.
Keep up to date with what we have been doing by visiting our display board in the key stage 2 corridor.
Our Eco Council Awards
Our school has also been awarded the Gold Woodland Trust Green Tree Award.
To achieve this award, we have been doing lots of activities focusing on trees and recycling paper to conserve the environment.
Well done everyone!
We have been awarded the Bronze Award to recognise our achievement in working towards a sustainable lifestyle.
We met this by completing three steps within school:
1) Developing an Eco Committee.
2) Participating in an Environmental Review.
3) Deciding on an Action Plan.
We are ensuring we continue with our areas to focus on so we can work towards our Silver Award this term and then onto the Green Flag Award.
Well Done to the Eco Committee for all their hard work to help us achieve this award.
We have achieved both the Bronze and Silver RSPB Wild Challenge Award.
The RSPB Wild Challenge award is a specially developed suite of activities for schools to engage children with nature and provide practical learning opportunities.
What is Wild Challenge?
This award scheme is all about supporting school-based learning. It enables pupils to apply curriculum knowledge and skills, as well to develop their resilience and sense of agency through outdoor learning.
There are 24 activities to choose from, each helping children to connect with and learn about nature. There are bronze, silver and gold awards to achieve depending on how many activities you do.
Wild Challenge provides a perfect framework for learning and is open to all ages and abilities. Mainly designed for primary aged school pupils in mainstream education, it can easily be adapted for Home Educators, pupils with Special Educational Needs and Early Years.
You can work through the award levels as quickly or as slowly as you like, and there’s something to do whatever your needs, location and whatever the weather!
Well Done to the Woodland Club!