Our Eco Committee is made up of representatives from each KS2 class. Each September, we have an election campaign when children prepare a speech and present it to their class. Children then vote for the candidate they wish to represent their class.
Our Eco Committee meet at least every half term. They are in charge of promoting Eco issues and organising Eco activities and competitions.
Green Flag Award
WE DID IT! Our Eco Committee are proud to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. We have now held this award for over 12 consecutive years. Huge congratulations to everyone involved in ensuring we maintained this great acolade. We are very proud of our committee members who dedicate lots of their own time to promote the key objectives of The Green Flag Award. A massive thank you to our committee for all their hard work and commitment.
Keep Our Sea Plastic Free- our bottle top mosaic
Congratulations to our Eco Committee after another successful whole school project. They led a whole school presentation at the beginning of Eco Week discussing the effects of plastic pollution in our seas. Each class then did work researching the problem in more detail with their teachers. Our Eco Committee asked each class to design a mosaic which would be made using used bottle tops. They designed posters to be sent home appealing for our whole school community to collect their used bottle tops. Once the mosaic entries had been collected, it was then the Eco Committee's job to select elements of different posters to use in our final mosaic design. Winning entries won a Golden Ticket to our Tuck Shop.
Once the elements of the design were finalised, the Eco Committee were then able to share their vision with our very own Mrs Eagle (a talented artist!). Mrs Eagle then drew the background in preparation for the children to paint it. Once the paint was dry, children were then able to glue on the bottle tops.
I am sure you will all agree, the hard work of the Eco Committee along with the help of the whole school community resulted in a marvelous mosaic. The mosaic takes pride of place on our main school corridor and is a constant reminder that taking care of the environment is the responsibility of us all.
Thank you to everybody who has been supporting our Eco Committee's campaign to collect batteries. Having done a whole school assembly to highlight the importance of preventing used batteries going to landfill, our committee have been overwhelmed by the whole school community's efforts to use their battery boxes to collect batteries. We filled our tubs in no time but we will continue to collect them so keep sending them in please.
Here at Holy Name, we know it is the responsibility of us all to be as environmentally aware as we can. A number of years ago, our Eco Committee created Holy Name Eco Law which is displayed in every classroom. For a number of years, we have employed Eco Police during break and lunch times whose job it is to inspect each class to ensure they are abiding by the Eco Law. During each Friday's assembly, the Eco Police reveal their findings.
Successful classes are awarded Eco Money which they can 'bank' throughout the year. Failing classes have Eco Money deducted from their account. At the end of the year, the class who have collected the most Eco Money are awarded with a McDonald's lunch (courtesy of our fabulous PTA).
Remember, the Eco Police are watching!