What is Eco Council?
Eco Council is a group of children who meet each half term to discuss eco friendly and environmental issues within school which prepares children to live their future lives with consideration for global issues. There is one eco councillor from each class in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.
Why do we have an Eco Council?
-To ensure our school is eco-friendly and prepares children to live with reflection of the environment.
-To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
-To discuss and raise issues related to the environment.
How do I become an Eco Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, children can apply to become an Eco Councillor. EYFS and Key Stage 1 children complete an application form and teachers choose the successful applicants. Key Stage 2 children who want to apply to become an Eco Councillor, present themselves to the Key Stage 2 children with the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Then children then vote for their favourite eco councillor.
What happens in the meetings?
We begin each year by completing an environmental review to find out our schools successes and areas for improvement. We then use this to create an action plan for the upcoming year. Throughout the year each Eco Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.
We are currently recruiting our new Eco-Council. More information to follow.