Many of our children expressed concerns about our world during discussion on our school value of Hope. As they learn about the challenges of Climate change and loss of Bio-diversity the children have a strong desire for us all to work together for positive change. So, all of us at Brill School have started the journey towards becoming a flag flying Eco-school.
We have chosen two enthusiastic eco-councillors from each class to communicate ideas from their class. We have completed our school environmental review. In Live lessons everyone from Year 1-6 everyone thought ideas and actions.
On Wednesday 3rd Feb we held our first Eco-council meeting. The children were all so full of good ideas and enthusiasm. Miss. Webb (as Science coordinator) and Mrs. Tuffley who helped carry out our Brill Environmental Review joined us. After a good chat about our favourite animals, the eco-council used ideas from our Live lessons and our environmental review to decide which of the 10 topics below the whole school should focus on first.
It was decided our first topic is to be Global Citizenship - neatly crossing over with our International week! During this week we have been inspired by people, their beliefs and way of life. We have also been learning about the wildlife, habitats and conservation in different countries around the world.
Healthy Living is our second topic. We have been working hard on our physical and mental wellbeing and healthy eating. Healthy Living is an important on-going topic at Brill School.
After half term the eco-council has chosen a big focus on Waste – all classes will be coming up with creative ideas on how to reduce how much we use, reuse and repair our things (and have fun doing it), and recycle more effectively at home and at school. Two of the children are working on learning and teaching us about compost which is really reducing, reusing and recycling!
Finally, the children have designed eco-certificates which will be awarded to children who work hard and have lots of fun taking eco-action. Thank you to parents and members of our Brill community who join them.
We have just earned our Eco Schools Bronze certificate. That’s a great start.
Ponderful Ponds- Brill children take action for our Earth.
Eco Council minutes 11.3.21
Posted: Mar 17, 2021 by: teachers on: Eco School
Who was there – Siena Lucas Rose Oliver Edith Jessica Freya Mathilde Issa Iris William Axel Barnaby.
Warm up – favourite animal and hot chocolate.
Sharing of ideas from our Pledge-hogs.
Year 4 – presented Brill Litter Pick poster. Eco-councillors to communicate to classes.
Mathilde Year 3 - could all classes make an upcycled plant pot/ toy/ bird-feeder?
Edith – grow vegetables (pumpkins are fun) from compost we make.
Food Waste – Could we compost fruit waste? Could we reduce lunch waste?
Mrs Keeping to arrange Meeting with 3 Y5 and 3 Y6 pupils with Mrs. White.
Meeting on 18 March with Mrs White
Agenda – compost and reducing food waste
Other ways of reducing school waste (eg paper towels, paper – use other side, do we need to laminate?)
Understanding good communication (being encouraging and fun), being patient, other factors (Covid).
Minutes from Edith’s notes.