Our Eco-Committee is made up of staff and children who are passionate about making our school and local community become more sustainable. The Eco Committee meet on a regular basis to discuss the issues that affect our environment and plan activities that aim to increase environmental awareness.
Every year we have a new group of children who are selected by their peers to represent them as their Eco Councillor, on the Eco Committee. Members of our current Eco Committee are:
“I like to care for animals and want to stop litter.”
“I am passionate about recycling and I want to make Hawley’s ways of recycling better.”
Casper and Nelly- Polar Bears
“I wanted to be on the eco committee so I can help our school. I would like to see a recycling bin on the playground.”
Skye- Class 3
“I like gardening at my Nanny’s. They grow vegetables and have an apple tree. I would like to grow our own vegetables at Hawley.”
Joseph- Class 3/4
“I like to look after the garden and feed the birds. I think we should grow our own fruit and vegetables at Hawley. I also think that picking up litter is important.”
Ivey- Class 4
“I am passionate about stopping polluting, so it is better for the wildlife. I want the world to be a better place.”
Hannah- Class 5
“I want to make the world safer for humans and animals. I want to be able to help our world.”
Wade- Class 5/6
“I love saving animals. I want to make a difference around the school for me and my friends.”
Finlay- Class 6
“I wanted to be in the Eco Committee because I like helping the environment and I really want to stop climate change.”
Our Eco Committee have been very busy this term!
In November, our Eco Committee wanted to highlight the importance of COP26, when our Global Leaders met to talk about what ALL countries need to do to reduce the risks of climate change for us and future generations. The children chose to mark this occasion by planting a Rowan tree in our Organic Garden to encourage us to remember the importance of ‘doing our bit’ for the environment. We were pleased our governors joined us to mark this special occasion.
“We planted a tree to do our bit for the environment. We are really happy that we have this opportunity to save the environment.”
Finlay- Eco Committee
The Eco Committee have started a new project! The children are passionate about developing our Organic Garden. The children are excited to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables throughout the year. But most importantly, they believe it is important to attract more wildlife to our garden by planting wild flowers, developing bug habitats and putting out bird food.
The children are also keen to get started on other projects such as food waste and crisp packet recycling.
The Eco Committee would love to know what you think. If you have any ideas for the Eco Committee, please put them in the suggestion folder on the eco-council board.