Willington Primary School Eco Team is a child led club involving hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.
They completed an environmental audit and as a team decided that they wanted to focus on these three issues:
- Energy – they want to reduce the amount of electricity that we use in school. That means turning of lights in unused classrooms and interactive whiteboards when they are not in use.
- Water – using re-usable bottles on school trips instead of single ones. Since September we have used over 200 single use bottles!
- School grounds – we want to make more use of our school garden – planting more plants and maintaining the outdoor areas.
Mrs Wilcox and the team met with Linda from the Co-op to talk about a joint soft plastic recycling scheme. The Co-op are going to provide us with a bin and we will be collecting in school.
Click the following link to find further information about the scheme and what can be recycled.
We also have a ‘design a mascot competition’ for Year 2-6 (forms went out yesterday). The ECO Team will choose a winner from each class and the Co-op will choose an overall winner and provide prizes.