Eco-Committee

Introduction

Over the last several years we have had some fantastic eco-committees who have worked extremely hard in helping to make our school a very special place. They have helped us to win lots of awards, including the special Platinum Award. However, we still have plenty of work to do if we want to make our school and community even more environmentally friendly.  Do you think that you could help us to achieve this? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Our Achievements

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and extra helpers to make our school environment an even better place than it is today.

Our 10 Eco Priorities

Priority How we are addressing this at Eyton
Marine   ·   We have replaced many of our old plastic/metallic Christmas decorations with newspaper paper chains.

·   The school now use paper straws instead of plastic for after school events

Biodiversity ·   We participate in national bird watching and plant growing surveys.

·   We have planted over a hundred trees and bushes to attract new wildlife.

·   We have created lots of different habitats around the school, including a huge wildlife area and orchard.

Energy ·   We have a new economical photocopier and printer that save on electricity and ink.

·   We have energy saving lights throughout the school.

·   We have energy saving double glazing fitted throughout the school.

·   We regularly check that we don’t waste electricity or water.

Litter ·   We have rubbish bins around the school grounds and regularly have litter surveys.

·   New litter pickers were bought October 2018

Waste ·   Paper recycling bins in each classroom.

·   We recycle cardboard, plastic and cans, clothes, Christmas cards, printer cartridges and much more.

·   We have our very own recycling bank in the gazebo.

·   We try and re-use all the materials in school.

·   We regularly check that we don’t waste electricity or water.

Water ·   Key Stage Two children have a water bottle station by their classrooms.

·   We have water towers in the corridors to top-up our bottles.

·   We regularly check that we don’t waste electricity or water.

·   We re-use rain water from our water butt.

·   We have pressure taps fitted to save on water.

School Grounds ·   We have great outdoor activities to use at break-times.

·   We produce our own compost.

·   We produce and sell our own vegetables.

Healthy Living ·   We have a special eco-code to remind us about our environment.

·   We visit places of special interest and invite ‘eco-friendly’ people into school.

·   We have won lots of healthy schools awards and we are a very healthy school and do lots of different sporting and fun activities.

Transport ·   We try and share lifts to school and walk whenever possible.

·   Year 6 have cycling proficiency lessons to promote safe cycling

Global Citizenship ·   We have friends in schools in Nepal and we share letters and information with each other.

·   We have regular fund raising events for local and national charities.

·   We celebrate our Welsh culture and are aware of how beautiful and unique our country is.

Our Eco Code

TO A FUTURE THAT BELONGS TO US’

YSGOL EYTON ECO-CODE

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  • Keep our school environment litter free.
  • Treat all our wildlife with great respect.
  • Ensure that all light switches and appliances, including computers are turned off when not needed.
  • Educate parents about recycling in the home.
  • Always use the correct recycling bin and don’t throw anything away unless it can’t be recycled.
  • Get involved with looking after the Millennium Garden, such as composting, planting and maintenance.
  • Check that water taps are turned off properly and that rainwater is used effectively.
  • When possible, open the windows instead of using air-conditioning.
  • Keep healthy by regular exercise, drinking lots of water and eating a healthy diet.
  • Encourage parents and relatives to share transport whenever possible.
  • Help family and friends understanding about our environment by informing them of projects and progress that we make.

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