The Eco Council operates at several age groups so that all pupils have the opportunity to engage with it. Since the school opened in 2000, the Eco Council has enabled pupils to have first hand experience of sustainability and environmental issues.
These pupils have a good understanding of sustainability and recognise practical opportunities for embedding sustainability in school. They have undertaken waste free lunch campaigns, monitored food waste (and suggested ways to reduce it) and regularly develop projects in school to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect. They have created Powerpoint presentations which they have presented to the Borough Council, other Norfolk schools countywide and participated in several Eco conferences for pupils. Their aim is to keep their ECO green-flag award which they achieved in 2013 and renewed in 2015 by continually looking at new projects.
The pupils in Eco Council are real ambassadors for the school and promote sustainability very actively. This includes giving a weekly update in the worship every Friday to pupils, staff and parents as well as keeping the board up to date in the school hall. Eco Council monitor the school daily to ensure boards and lights are switched off when we are not using them and they also ensure all taps are turned off too so that we are not wasting precious water.
Please speak to a member of Eco Council if you would like to know more about what they do. They would be happy to talk to you.