We have a very committed Eco-council; this gives our children the chance to discuss ways to make our school kinder to our planet. Our Eco Council is made up of two pupils from each year group from years One – Six. The children put themselves forward for the role of Eco Council member and, following a class vote, are democratically elected by children in their class. We then try to meet at least once a half term.
Last Year Eco Council wanted to raise some money for future projects. The Council organised a dress up day for the whole school, where all the costumes had to be made from recycled materials (Emma took photos). This day was a great success and £159 was raised.
Our next fundraising project was to make recycled bird feeders to sell at the PTA Summer Fair. For this we used recycled bottles. This project raised £47-20.
Another project Eco Council were integral to was helping to set up the Early Years outdoor classroom. The Eco Council wrote a letter to a local business SIS in Maryport who very kindly donated some AstroTurf to us.