Streatley were awarded Bronze on 18th October 2018
We have been elected by our classes to represent our individual year groups to make the environmental side of our school better from recycling plastic, to potentially starting a gardening club. We are supported by a number of adults: Miss Glynn is our Eco-Teacher; Mrs Dineen is our Eco-Governor; and Mr Whittingham is our Eco-TA.
The Eco-Warrior Team: (Y1) Cillian C (Y1) Henry B. (Y2) Ava K. (Y3) Isla S.
(Y4) Lucia K. (Y5) Otto A-B. (Y6) Katie W.
Switch Off Fortnight: Monday 19th – Friday 30th November 2018 The year 3/4s kicked off SOF learning about watts and light-bulbs. They learned of the difference between incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent. They carried out a survey around school of all the lights that had been left on, switched off or were in use.
At the top of the school, the year 5/6s learned all about ‘standby mode’ and how it can help reduce energy but isn’t as efficient as switching devices off completely. They’ve been making a conscious effort to turn the lights and devices off when the classroom is left empty (daily mile, assemblies etc).
The year 1/2s took a slightly different approach and got busy on their feet. They tried jogging on the spot to generate energy and raise their body temperatures. They then created posters to advertise why wasting energy can be detrimental!
Oct 2018 – WE ARE BRONZE! It’s official: all of the hard work has finally paid off and we can proudly announce that we have been awarded bronze by the Eco-Schools board. The award comes after the Eco-Warriors used their meeting time to conduct an Environmental Survey of the school grounds which is broken down into ten areas: waste, water, energy, healthy living, marine, biodiversity, litter, school grounds, global diversity and transport. Oct 2018 – Autumn 1 Termly Update Welcome to the brand-new Eco-Warriors!
Last year, the school councillors conducted an environmental survey of the school grounds to decide which areas needed the most attention. We have reviewed their survey and identified the main areas were: water, energy and waste. At our next meeting, we will be putting together an action plan, which will help guide us to improving the school in just one of these areas initially.
We are hoping to apply for the Bronze Award during the Autumn Term once our action plan has been written. We will keep you updated – or take a look at our Eco wall in the hall!