Green Team has been running since 2014, with enthusiastic representatives from years 2 -6. There are currently 12 members. When spaces become available (usually at the start of the school year), pupils are invited to apply to join. We have achieved the Bronze and Silver Awards, and are currently working towards the top accolade: the Green Flag.
We follow the Eco-Schools Programme, which involves studying a variety of Eco-related topics such as: Energy, Transport, Waste, Biodiversity, Litter, School Grounds, Marine, Water, Healthy Living and Global Citizenship.
Green Team hold a formal meeting every half-term, which is run by year 6 members in the roles of Chairperson, Deputy and Secretary (the roles are rotated between pupils at every meeting to give each child the experience of every role). The formal meetings are also attended by our Co-Ordinator, Mrs Vanessa Lingley, Governor representative (Mrs Cathy Holder), a member of teaching staff and Community representative (Mrs Julie Page). The Secretary takes minutes at each formal meeting; these are displayed on our Eco Schools Noticeboard.
Every half-term there are also two or three informal activity sessions, where the Team work on projects related to their Action Plan. Recent activities have included:
- creating pen recycling boxes for each classroom
- making posters about our photocopying campaign
- potting up cuttings to provide a plant for every classroom
We very much welcome parent help with our meetings, which are usually held 2-3pm on Thursdays. Please contact the school office if you are interested in this. A volunteer DBS check will be required.
For further information see this link to Eco Schools: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/ or contact Mrs Lingley via the School Office.