Welcome to the Eco -page.
November 24th 2017
Today was Be Bright Day!
Everybody was asked to wear their brightest clothes possible and donate £1 to the charity "BRAKE".
We wanted to highlight the importance of being seen in the dark, whether walking, cycling or using our scooters. The nights are becoming darker much earlier and we should make sure that we can be seen by car drivers when we are walking home from school.
Scooter Training with Hamish Belding (SUSTRANS) March 2017
Litter picking in the local community - January 2017
BE BRIGHT DAY! 22nd November 2016
SUSTRANS Launch Assembly - November 14th 2016
Our application to participate in the SUSTRANS Project has been successful! Over the next three years we will be working with Hamish Belding, the SUSTRANS officer, to develop our understanding and increase the journeys we make by foot, by scooter and cycling.
ECO ACTION PLAN - 2016-2017
Sustainable Travel Week 2016
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL WEEK – 6TH– 10TH JUNE 2016
Everybody is asked to try and not use their cars during this week. We are encouraging everybody to cycle, scooter, walk, heely or skateboard to school every day.
There is a cycle rack in St Mark’s car-park for bikes and we will store other modes of transport within school.
Remember, the class with the best record of sustainable travel for the week will be rewarded!
We can become fitter and save the planet at the same time!!
As part of their curriculum studies on Lesotho, Year 5 had a visit from the Send a Cow charity. This organisation works in Africa. They were initially established to raise money to send cows to Africa. This enables African villages to have a source of milk, manure and food. We found out that the charity does a lot of other good work. They work with communities to try and make them self sufficient so that they do not have to rely on other people. They provide money to build special "key-hole" gardens. The villagers can grow their own fruits and vegetables and also use the manure from the cows to help them flourish!
Send a Cow Charity - Lesotho
Eco Action Plan 2015 - 2016
Congratulations to the Eco group of 2015 - 2016!
Our Eco One Planet Challenge Day at County Hall
During the Summer Term we would like to encourage as many people as possible to walk, cycle or scooter to school. As well as reducing energy consumption and reducing pollution it is a great way to keep your body fit and healthy!
The Eco Group are very proud to announce that St Joseph's Primary School has achieved Green Flag status! Well done to everybody!
Eco group planting Spring bulbs
This week, the Eco group were busy planting bulbs in preparation for the Spring. We are keen to attract pollinators to our school garden as we know how important they are to the world. (3/12/14)
This week the Eco group were very busy making posters to remind everybody to turn off lights and electrical appliances when they are not needed. The amount of energy being used is causing the planet to heat up. This means that animals and people are losing their homes.
THINK! - DO YOU REALLY NEED TO PUT THE LIGHT ON?
We have put our posters on every light switch around the school.
After undertaking an environmental review of the school, the Eco group presented their new action plan to everybody during assembly.
This year we want to:
- encourage more people to walk, cycle or scooter to school
- reduce our water consumption
- highlight the problem of litter in the local community and help clean up the locality
The Eco group meets weekly to share ideas on how we can work together to make our school more sustainable. By making simple changes in our lives, everybody in St Joseph's community can make a difference.
External websites and games of an environmentally friendly theme
Please have a look at our action plan for the next year. Perhaps you may be able to help us in some way.