Eco Schools update – Spring 2021

Eco Schools

Eco Schools was re-established at Petteril Bank Community School in the Autumn term of 2020. Each class elected Eco Committee members. We are working towards our Bronze award in 2021.

Our Eco Year so far…

Sadly, COVID put a stop to face-to-face council meetings taking place but this did not stop lots of exciting eco projects being undertaken during our first term.

During Autumn term 2020, our school community took part in;

  • Big Battery Hunt – almost 4 tubs of batteries were collected for recycling
  • Writing Instruments Recycling Programme – a bucket of pens were recycled
  • “My School, My Planet” project – developed biodiversity in our school grounds. In particular, we focused on developing the garden area with planters, trellis, upcycled planters and pots, built bird boxes to locate around our site, planted willow
  • Fruit tree and hedgerow planting with donation of trees from The Tree Council

Next Steps

The Eco-Committee will get together (in person or virtually) when we return to school after lockdown. The first item on the agenda will be to carry out an Environmental Review to identify the good things our school is already doing for the environment. It will also help us to find things our school could work on to improve.  From this, we can then create an action plan to help us focus on the areas to improve. We will also develop an Eco-Code which will be shared with the whole school community.

We are looking for representation from parents and the community as part of our Eco Schools committee. Please get in touch if you would be interested in working with us.

Miss Heron

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