The Eco Committee has a very important role in school to help us be as Eco friendly for our environment as we can. The Committee is currently made up of seven very committed Y5 pupils who have been working very hard this year so that the school can apply for its first Green Flag Eco Award.
We are partnering with local schools as well as the Baswich Community Group and our local Councillor, Ann Edgellar, to plant more trees and wildflowers in our school grounds including our fantastic Forest School area. The planting will take place in the autumn. Mrs Phillips, one of our school Governors has been working busily in the background to facilitate this and we are very thankful for her hard work.
The Queen's Jubilee
We will also be planting two special commemorative trees in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee as part of a nationwide project called The Green Canopy. Some of our Leasowes pupils entered a wild flower designing competition in the Spring and the best ideas are being put together so that a Jubilee wildflower garden can be planted in the local area, in Yelverton Park in the autumn.
Other aspects of our work for the Green Flag Award include reducing waste in school and working collaboratively across the school to reduce our energy usage. We are a large school so everyone is encouraged do their part to recycle responsibly and to turn off lights, screens and taps when not in use. Every class now has two Eco Champions and their role is to support the Eco Committee and to make sure their classes are recycling well and being Eco friendly.
How you can help!
You will have read about our new recycling schemes in the Newsletter recently so we are now recycling empty toothpaste tubes, old toothbrushes and the pumps out of hand-wash dispensers. These can be put straight into our recycling bin which is located outside the KS2 doors by the Leasowes Extra fence. Thank you to those who have already been dropping items off in the bin. We will soon be trialling the recycling of toiletries and make-up items too so look out for more news about that later in the summer.
As our school charter says, we all need to work together, children and adults, to Protect today to preserve tomorrow. Our pupils are setting a great example to us in this so do support their efforts as much as possible.
Mrs Keen and the Eco Committee