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ECO SCHOOL NEWS
Eco-Schools celebrates International Earth Day on Wednesday 22nd April 2020. Click here for more information and to discover a whole host of Eco-friendly ideas to try at home.
ECO SCHOOLS AT WEST EWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Eco Schools programme is pupil-led, involving hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects. It empowers pupils to lead change within their school and have a positive impact in their wider community. Pupils of all ages and abilities are encouraged to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. Positive impacts on pupils can include increased confidence, development of leaderships skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour and greater motivation at school.
The Eco Schools Programme can be broken down into ten topic areas which are, in alphabetical order: Biodiversity, Energy, Global Citizenship, Healthy Living, Litter, Marine, School Grounds, Transport, Waste and Water.
West Ewell Primary School are currently working through the seven steps to Eco Schools success! The Seven steps are as follows:
Commitment to the Eco Schools programme is rewarded through three levels of awards, being the first level Bronze Award – which West Ewell Primary School achieved in March 2020, the mid-level Silver Award – which we are now currently working towards, and the prestigious Green Flag Award – which is our long term aim.
A representative from each class forms our Eco-Schools committee.
Eco Warriors are currently:
Niall (Apple), Tommy (Oak), Travis (Cherry), Oscar (Holly), Elena (Maple), Bertie (Maple/Rowan), Ashley (Sycamore), Aaliya (Willow), Finlay (Poplar), Daniel (Larch), Henry (Hazel), Sienna (Eucalyptus), Jamie (Spruce), Harrison (Hawthorn), Emily (Aspen), Imogen (Blackthorn), Freya (Rowan Hub/ Magnolia) and Emily (Magnolia).
Together, with Eco-Schools Coordinator Mrs Blythen, the Eco Committee carried out the ten-part Environmental Review. Please click here to view the results.
The Eco committee meet regularly (at least once each half term). Meeting minutes and Action Plans can be found below:
Eco-Schools Meeting Minutes / Action Plans:
*The committee were next due to meet WB 27th April. The agenda will be held until school resumes, later in the year.
The committee have an Eco-Schools display in a prominent position in the main building. The display allows the committee to share with the rest of the school what they have achieved so far and what they plan to do next. It also has a ‘suggestions’ area, where children and adults are able to share their ideas. Should you wish to share an idea with the committee, then please do send it to the Eco Schools Coordinator, Mrs Blythen, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject title of “Eco Schools suggestion”. Many thanks.