Eco Team

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Whitehouse Common is an Eco School. We follow the Eco Schools’ programme to give our pupils a wider understanding of the world and the environment we all share. Eco Schools is an international organisation operating in over 50 countries, encouraging and educating children to be environmentally aware. In the UK, Eco Schools is overseen by the Keep Britain Tidy organisation.

There are nine topics that form the structure of the programme: Energy; Litter; Water; Waste; Healthy Living; School Grounds; Transport; Biodiversity; Global Perspective.

We have been following the Eco Schools programme since 2009, gaining our Bronze and Silver award, culminating in being awarded Green Flag Status in 2012. In July 2014 we successfully renewed our Green Flag Award. The school continues to develop its Eco work, spearheaded by the Eco Team. We hope you find our page interesting.

 

Wildlife Beach for pond

Dear Eco Team and readers here are some photos showing tyhe pond with its new wildlife beach.

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Agenda 5 November 2013

Dear Eco Team and readers

Please click here to read our agenda for the meeting on 5 November 2013. This of course is bonfire night so we will be thinking about how pets and wildlife may be cared for around fireworks and bonfires.

I shall be looking forward to seeing your posters to advertise the clothing collection.

Have a good half term, enjoy the late autumn weather.

Mrs Hawskworth

 

Mrs Hawksworth

Minutes of the meeting held 22 October 2013

Dear Eco Team and readers

Please click here to read the minutes of our meeting on 22 October 2013. Well done to you all for doing such a good in creating our wildlife beach by the pond. Pictures of our work will be posted on this page soon.

Dont forget about making your posters for the clothing collection. Just encourahge people to bring in their unwanted clothes, shoes, hats coats etc. We get 50p per kilo which we will use to buy bird food, so those birds are depending on us!

Look on the display boards for our the minutes and our  next agenda

regards

Mrs Hawksworth

Clothing Collection

Dear Eco Team and readers

We are now working with Belstan Clothing Company Ltd to help recycle our unwanted clothes and raise some funds for our Bird Feeding Club.

If you are having a clear out over the half term please think of us and bring your unwanted clothes, paired shoes, hats belts and handbags into school ready for collection on Tuesday 12 November 2014. We will earn 50p per kilo. More reminders will be sent out nearer the time.

Belstan clothing pic

Eco Team Meeting Minutes

Dear Eco Team and readers

The minutes of the last 2 Eco Team meetings have been written please click here to view 24 September 2014 and please click here for 8 October 2014 . They are also posted on our display boards in the Acorns entrance and Oaks before the new fire doors.

The minutes have been written by our Yr6 and Yr5 Eco Team members, well done to you all, they are concise, informative, accurate  and are a pleasure to read!

Mrs Hawksworth

Agenda for meeting Tuesday 22 October 2013

Dear Eco Team

Well done for all your work so far. We have batteries being collected, litter picking and energy saving. At our last meeting we met Mrs Gibson from Belstan Clothing company. She told us how all our old and unwanted donated clothes would be reused in carpet underlay, home insulation, mopping up industrial waste instead of using new cloths and of course even better the best clothes are shipped to africa where they are sold at greatly reduced prices to people ther.

So we need to get ready for our clothing collection on Tuesday 12 November . If you can design a poster to go around school asking people to have a clear out of their unwanted clothes, handbags, pairs of shoes, coats and hats that would be really great!

To read our agends for Tuesday 22 October 2014 please click here. Dont forget eco team, you will need your wellies for next meeting!

Minutes of last 2 meetings will follow soon.

Keep the good work up!

Mrs Hawksworth

Agenda 8 October 2013

Dear Eco Team members

Please click here to see the agenda for next meeting on Tuesday 8th October. A copy of the agenda will be on both Eco Team notice boards.

You will notice that we are having a visitor to our meeting. Ms Denise Gibson who works for a clothing recycling company. Ms Gibson will be talking about the work her company does and to arrange a date with us to have a clothing collection. We shall earn 50p per kilogram of weight of clothes donated.This money we can use to buy bird food.

Well done to everyone for our assembly this week. I see there are lots of bikes and scooters on site, on lots of people walking to school which is great to see.

Regards

Mrs Hawksworth

Agenda for meeting Tuesday 24 September 2013

Dear Eco Team

Please click here for the agenda for next meeting. Have a look, this is what we will be talking about at our next meeting.

Keep up the good work with our energy efficiency in the classrooms we will be awarding cerificates and Snowy the Polar Bear at the meeting.

I look forward to hearing how you have all got on

Mrs Hawksworth

Minutes of the meeting held 10 September 2013

We had a very successful Eco Team meeting. Everyone introduced themselves including Mrs Hawksworth and our new member Mrs Hawkins. Mrs Hawkins retired from the school last year but  has now returned as a volunteer helper within the school. The children gave Mrs Hawkins a wonderful welcome. 

For our Eco Team members and others who wish to look, please click here to read the minutes. Next meeting will be held on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Welcome to our new Eco Team members

Welcome everyone to the new school year. This is going to be another busy year for the Eco Team. If you would like to see our agenda for 10 September 2013 please click here

Eco Buzz Summer 2013

The Eco Team have had another very successful year. We have had solar panels installed, which helps to reduce our use of fossil fuels. We have installed a pond at the bottom of the Oaks field, it is already attracting lots of wildlife.

We have received a lovely e-mail from our school neighbours, Hollyfield Eco Council,  and hope to make strong links between to two schools.

 Our Eco Buzz gives a flavour of what goes on - to be uploaded soon.

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