Our ECO Committee
Our new ECO Committee
We were awarded our 3rd Green Flag! We are delighted that all our hard work is recognised.
We have applied for our 3rd Green Flag and the ECO assessor, Rachel, is coming to our school on Monday 30th June. We hope that she will be very impressed with what she sees.
17 June 2014
We had our second uplift of our Rag Bags. Well done to all those
19 May 2014
Just a reminder that as well as Litter, we are focussing this year on Waste Minimisation and Food and The Environment. Thanks to the ECO Committee’s idea, we now have a Rag Bag bank in the school car park. Two weeks ago, 111kg of recyclable goods were uplifted. Fantastic news!
We continue to grow many tasty vegetables in our garden. We recently pulled up some tasty spring onions, carrots and more delicious lettuce and ate them at lunch.
We have now planted runner beans, courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries.
12 May 2014
We are still encouraging people to take part in Waste Free Wednesdays. 6 people came with a waste free lunch today so well done to those who remembered. 28 people had waste free snacks which is BRILLIANT!! Keep it us guys.
1st May 2014
Great news about Waste Free Wednesday… 26 people had waste free snacks and an amazing 9 people brought in waste free packed lunches. Well done everybody. Let’s see if we can beat that number next week.
We have reviewed the Eco code
Our Eco code 2014
We’re green, we’re supreme,
Our school is an Eco machine
Reduce, reuse, and recyle
It’s the right thing to do
We like to save paper
We like to do it all
We,re green, we’re supreme
And we’re a healthy machine.
Because the P4-7 class are away skiing for the next few weeks, our Trash Free Day will now be Waste Free Wednesdays ! , Remember, no packaging!!
From Tuesday 25th February, The ECO Committee are setting everyone a challenge.
The challenge is that you bring in NO RUBBISH or PACKAGING at all on a Tuesday. That means you could bring a piece of fruit. If you are bringing in a packed lunch, don’t use cling film – bring your sandwiches, etc in a reuseable tub. Drinks could be in bottles that can be used again. Leave any plastic juice bottles or cartons of juice at home that day and help make our planet a better place!
More info will be sent out by the ECO Committee.
We have now got a new Strathdearn Primary School litter poem
Take care of our planet, put litter in the bin
Do what’s right and we will win
Recycle when you can, reduce and reuse
When you see a bin put your litter in.
Our areas to work on this year are :- Litter, Food and the Environment and Waste Minimisation. We’ll be sharing more soon.
We now have a new committee and Elle is the Chair. Rhuairdh is the Secretary and he will be posting information on this page shortly.
Although our ECO Committee is not quite up and running yet, we still are very much active in the ECO department! We are recycling and reusing paper, etc. We are composting daily. Our playground is always litter free. The computers are turned off every day and we make sure we turn lights off when we don’t need them. We have bought water bottles for each child in the school which are used daily. We are working on our garden and will be planting in our poly tunnel soon!
Ms Banks 🙂
21st February 2013 Mrs Ferguson and the Eco committee have been busy making sure that the birds are well fed in the garden.
The Eco Committee has been working really hard and the whole school has been awarded the 2nd Green Flag!
A photograph will be in the Strathy when we receive a certificate. We will also receive a new green flag.
Well done to everyone
BULBS FROM WESTFIELDS IN LONDON
We are so excited!! Mrs Bishop and our Janny Mr Cameron, planted the 100 spring flower bulbs that we were sent from Westfields in London. Skye, Rachel and Allister helped too.
EVERYONE MUST KEEP OFF THE BARK AREA SO THAT THE BULBS GET A CHANCE TO GROW. WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM IN THE SPRING
Meeting on November 3rd.
We had our meeting at lunchtime and we looked at our progress in the 10 areas. We now have a visual rota of jobs displayed on the Eco Board, now we all know who has to do the various jobs. Each job is done for 1 week only and then we change jobs.
1. Lights, 2. Computers, 3. Litter, 4. Weigh the waste paper, 5. Compost bins, 6. Feeding the birds and Sophie thought it would be good to include the job of tidying up the library shelves – great idea Sophie. So that is 7 jobs that will be done every day.
This will be much easier for everyone.
We also needed a clear litter policy – Skye and Jade volunteered to do this
Sophie made signs for the computers – and they are now displayed on every computer in the school – Well done Sophie
Next Meeting Thursday 24th November at 1 00pm
Next Meeting of the Eco Committee
The next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd November at 1.00pm – come straight to the classroom after your lunch.
Here are some pictures of our very own homegrown potatoes! Mrs Manson was thrilled about them
This is Steve from the Highland Council and he was brilliant. He reminded us about the
3 R’S REDUCE,REUSE AND RECYCLE.
It was fun we played Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
We had an eco week for the whole school p5,6,7 made fish from plastic bottles
Primary 1-4 made jelly fish from plastic bags, it looks fun!
We had a great day today! Laura our Active School’s Co ordinator came in and helped us with the Smoothie Bike. It was brilliant fun, pedalling it and then we tasted our smoothie. A photograph will be in the Strathy soon too!!
Look how much compost that has came out of our composting bin.
It looks amazing! Mrs Bishop has said it is superb quality compost.
Eco Activity Week
We are having an Eco activity week starting Monday the 5th of September.
Here are some of the activities we are going to be doing:
On Monday: waste free lunch and house points will be given
Wear Green or rcycleed clothes to school day on Thursday-50p
- Recycle Art Work
- Waste Free Lunches
- 3 R’s by Highland Council
- We are having a Smoothie Bike so bring fresh fruit on Thursday
The eco committee had their first meeting on the 17th and we all have lots of jobs to do. We are also having an ECO ACTIVITY WEEK begining Monday the 5th of September.
More detail soon
Courtney Eco Committee
Our new Eco Committee has been elected and they will be very busy for the next few months. Our Eco Green Flag status has to be renewed by the end of September. We have had our first meeting and the children have carried out the Environmental Review with Mrs Cleworth and Mrs Bishop. The results of this review will be displayed for everyone to read. An Action Plan has been drawn up and you can read it by following the link.
We need to review our present Eco Code to see if it remains relevant.
We have to add two more of the topics as well as the compulsory litter topic and these will be: Waste Minimisation and Water. Classes will work on these topics as well as continuing work on the other topics covered previously.
This is our action plan. Please read it and leave a comment – these help us.
This is a weeks lunchtime waste excuding everything composted and recycled . 6th – 10th June.
Look at how our potatoes are growing! 17th June – P1/2
Second Green Flag Award by September 2011
Attached are the recommendations made during the last Green Flag Award in June 2009. We are going to be busy.