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Eco Club Litter Pickers to do a great job!

21 June 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

A group of students and teachers met to pick litter and following a briefing by Jon Giddens, our maintenance manager, the hardy volunteers were equipped with litter grabbers and bin bags and spent an hour collecting litter along the bridle bath and around the nearby school grounds. As well as crisp wrappers, face masks, bottles and general waste they came across a damaged phone and various items of stationery!

The litter-picking project is a student-leader initiative forming part of the school’s new Eco Club which is working towards achieving our Eco School Green Flag by the end of the year.

Mrs Weston, who along with Miss Ridley,  Miss Spittlehouse and Miss Weir are working with our Eco student leaders, said: “Our Student Leaders are passionate about environmental issues and we are proud to be moving onto the next stage of the project to include the wider school community.  Over the coming months, we hope to welcome even more students to enable us to make a positive impact, not only on our school but also the local area.”

Our Eco Leaders have conducted a review, drawn up a plan of action, and identified three key areas to focus on: biodiversity, energy consumption and waste. As well as litter picking, both on school grounds and in the surrounding area, the Eco Club will also be:

  • Collecting recycling from the classrooms
  • Organising new recycling projects such as batteries, soft plastics and school uniform
  • Planting trees and wild flowers in the school grounds
  • Making, fitting and maintaining bird boxes and bird feeders
  • Building a bug hotel
  • Monitoring and reducing energy consumption across the school
  • Creating social media content and assembly resources

The Eco Club meet in CT11 each Wednesday at 3:30 and all students are most welcome to come along.

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