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Eco Council

All about the Eco Council

6th November, 2015

Eco council tries to help everyone make small changes to help protect our environment.

Tree-mendous activity

5th December, 2019

School Eco Council

28th November, 2019


Meeting of the School Eco Council – Mrs Fairlie


  1. Rechargeable white board pens

The council would like to ask all teachers if they could purchase the small whiteboard pens that can be recharged along with the plastic pots of ink to save throwing away the plastic pens when they run out of ink, which they frequently do.

2.Recycle plastic pens

A scheme has been found that allows plastic pens such as white board pens, handwriting  pens and felt tip pens to be recycled.  The Council would like each classroom to have a box where old pens are placed and have decided to create a child friendly poster for each classroom to remind adults and pupils what can be recycled.  The boxes will be emptied termly and taken to the recycling point in Bury st Edmunds.

3.The council would like to run an assembly on the importance of littler and being mindful of throwing away and recycling correctly.  They queried the bins in the playground and if they were being used correctly. Assembly to be run in the new year.

Eco Council

18th September, 2019

Eco Council Meeting: 15.09.19 Item:  We established our aim: to help the environment around the school.  We talked about the impact of throwing away rubbish, especially plastic, and the destruction of the rainforests.  The council decided to host a Cake Sale to raise funds for an eco space in school.  Next meeting – Feedback from the Pupil Parliament

Eco Council

13th June, 2019

Eco Council

Meeting: 13.06.19

Reflections on our achievements this year:

  • Posters regarding litter have been successful and members of the Eco Council have noticed less litter since then
  • The cake sale raised money to purchase plants which have made the front flower beds look more attractive to insects and visitors
  • Planting around the school looks better
  • Taps are running less – but need to be monitored
  • Plastic Club with Mrs Jackson was very successful and the Eco Council want to thank her for running this
  • Everybody felt that they had enjoyed being on the council and could see the effect of their work. They were proud of their achievements and were pleased that they had represented their class.
  • Next meeting – Feedback from the Pupil Parliament


23rd May, 2019

Eco Council

Meeting: 23.05.19
 Litter Picking posters look very successful and the school have commented on the general level of tidiness
 Two children suggested having houseplants, such as cacti, to decorate the school. We could decorate the pots.
 Some littering of skins from Rabbit and Squirrel class playtime snacks
 People are getting better at turning off the taps in the toilets – poster and campaign working
 Some boys still not flushing the toilets. There are reminder posters in the cubicles.
 Owl class have taps which turn themselves off. Should we replace the others?
 Next meeting – Feedback from the Pupil Parliament

Eco Council

29th March, 2019

The Eco Council have created amazing posters to encourage us to Pick Up Our Litter.

Pupil Parliament News

27th March, 2019

Pupil Parliament

Meeting: 27.03.19

  1. The Pupil Parliament met today to discuss the Pupil Parliament awards and certificates.
  2. The Worship Council representative explained to the Pupil Parliament that they would continue to use the new prayer signs for a trial period.
  3. The JRSO’s talked about making road safety sheets for younger children
  4. The Learning Council have written a sheet for teachers and pupils with division calculations plus making a ‘Don’t watch the clock’ poster. They also discussed Football issues.
  5. The IT Ambassadors felt that people were being very safe with the M challenge and will check that everybody knows how to keep safe. Mrs Parr will raise this with staff at the briefing.
  6. In the School Council, the children have suggested that the Friendship Stop is changed from its’ current position (too close to the Badger football pitch) to the circular bench – awaiting delivery. Football has been an issue at playtimes with both pitches being used. The Pupil Parliament has agreed to start a Football Free Fridays scheme to encourage children to play different games. Mrs Parr explained that the school had purchased replacement outside equipment for the gum trail and new playground markings to create a Keep Fit circuit.
  7. Our JRSO’s competition to design a checklist to keep safe on the roads – different for different years.
  8. Next meeting: Football – feedback from the Football Free Friday’s scheme.

Eco Council

Meeting: 06.03.19


  • Litter Picking posters written and talked to the children in assembly
  • Talk to the Pupil Parliament to consider this as a whole school issue
  • Next meeting – Look at the rubbish collected in Collective Worship

Kep Barningham Tidy!

11th March, 2019

Great to see the Breakfast Club supporting the Eco Council on their Big Barningham Bash – trying to clean up the litter all around our lovely school grounds!

Eco Council Cake Sale

25th January, 2019

Thank you to all of our bakers and buyers from the Eco Council – we raised £38 for plants for the front beds.

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