Welcome to Eco Council!

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The Eco- Council is made up of two representatives from each year group in the school.

Here are our Eco Councillors.

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.

Our Eco Council Awards

Green Flag for our dedication to Eco Projects

We have just been awarded our Green Flag for our dedication to Eco Projects and for our commitment to raising environmental awareness within our school community. Well done everyone!

Eco -Schools noted the following:
We love your democratic and fair approach to appointing Eco-Committee members. It’s great to see that other pupils played a part in the process. It was really great to read how your Environmental Review provided the basis for the projects in your Action Plan.

We love the range of activities that you and your Eco-Committee planned for delivery. You’ve clearly embedded the ethos of the Eco-Schools programme far and wide in your school! We have enjoyed hearing about how involved you have been with Walk to School, CAFOD and ModeShift Stars – well done!

We love that your pupils have taken their great work beyond the school gates and into their homes and local community. This is a very challenging aspect of the Eco-Schools programme, so your Eco-Committee should be very proud of their successes in this area! We are delighted to hear that your students have enjoyed being part of the eco-council and working as part of a team to promote environmental issues – well done!
The parent quote is a great testament to the work that you are doing with your Eco-Committee, that they are taking their Eco-Schools work home with them and getting their families on board is something to be proud of!

I hope you and your Eco-Committee take great pride in your achievements, everyone involved should be incredibly proud of the changes they have made! Your Eco-Code is really smart and concise.

Congratulations to everyone for the great work you have managed to do, earning your Green Flag.

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 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!