Eco School 

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.

Ilona Keeping

Our Eco-Council

Ponderful Ponds- Brill children take action for our Earth.

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ECO School Award

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 by: office on: Eco School

Mrs Keeping and her ECO Councillors (with the support of children across the school) have achieved the silver award. We are very proud of the children at Brill School and hugely grateful of Mrs Keeping's passion and drive in this area of the curriculum.

This month's value is 'Action', the children have been considering how their small actions can have a BIG impact. We would like to share with you a video that we have put together which shows the work the children have been doing recently on 'Biodiversity'.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAt1ofCDFRk&list=UU4GeT47oGL-FOktY8Ju8qTA&index=2

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 Brill School's Eco Action Plan 2020-2021

Minutes from ECO Council Meetings