The Roundwood Primary School Eco-Council was established in Spring 2008; it is made up of 2 children from each class (C12 upwards) who were elected by their classmates.
We meet during assembly time. Megan and Sophie (our Sustainable Schools Ambassadors) take turns to chair the meeting or take the minutes, Miss Tookey supervises.
The Eco-Council has written an Eco-Code which explains how everyone in our school community can help do their bit for the environment. A copy of the Eco-Code is displayed in each classroom and in other rooms around the school. (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW ECO-CODE)
In July 2009, June 2011 and July 2013 we were awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag which is the highest award in the Eco-Schools Award programme. The Eco-Schools scheme aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and sustainability.
All classes reuse and recycle paper and try to reduce energy usage by switching off lights, turning off computers, closing doors and by ensuring that taps are not left running. We also recycle our green waste (fruit peel etc.) in large green wheelie bins!
We often hold DT weeks where classes build large objects from junk! So far we have made Wedding Cakes for the Royal Wedding, Dinosesaurs for Red Nose Day and most recently Trash Monsters. It’s a great way to use up old cardboard boxes!
|Roundwood’s Sustainable Schools Ambassadors||Class|
|Wilf and Nieve||C1/2|
|Ethan and Chloe||C2|
|Jake and Eve||C3|
|Eddie and Karolina||C34|
|Clara and Max||C4|
|Polly and Ross||C5|
|Joe and Emma||C56|
|Emmie and Ross||C6|
Roundwood Primary School ECO – Code
- Turn lights off when we leave a room and use energy saving light bulbs.
- Shut down the computers and turn off monitors.
- Turn off taps.
- Put all non-recyclable litter in the dustbins
- Recycle and reuse paper and cardboard
- Use refillable water bottles.
- Put all peelings and left over fruit in the compost bins.
- Keep doors and windows closed in the winter to keep the heat in.
- Look after our school property and grounds.