We have just recently created our first ever Eco Team who are now working hard to encourage the rest of the school to become more eco - friendly
Why do we have an Eco Team?
Being a member of the Eco Team is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way our school is run and help us to be more environmentally friendly. It provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. The Eco Team take on the responsibility of expressing their own views, but also the views of their peers as well as passing on information from meetings. As a member of the Eco Team pupils have the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation.
Eco Team Members 2021/22
Who can be a member of the Eco Team?
Any child at Pitton CofE Primary School can become a member of the Eco Team. During the Autumn Term, pupils from each class across the school were invited to fill in an application form indicating what they think makes them a great candidate for the Eco Team. We currently have 14 members of the Eco Team from year 1 to year 6. Miss Pearce is the staff representative.
What does our Eco Team do?
Our Eco Team helps to care for our school environment: they help others to follow our pledge to protect the environment, monitor our energy use in the school and encourage teachers and children to recycle. Eco Team members will take part in discussions and votes and feedback any relevant information to their class. Members will meet regularly with Miss Pearce to discuss their ideas. The Eco Team will work towards goals through Eco projects and work towards accreditations and awards!
Save The Planet Week
There are various planned activities for Save the Planet week taking place this week. These will include class sessions, learning about our impact on the environment, a bug house being made by the children, food tasting sessions, and workshops lead by Ruth Jennison from the THINK Project.
In addition to this, there will be a non-uniform day on Thursday 7th April, in aid of ‘Just One Tree’ https://www.justonetree.life/