Eco-Schools develops pupils' skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as whole host of other benefits.
Our half termly meeting are recorded and found on our Eco board which is located next to Mrs Mailes' office.
Since October we have
- banned the straws
-completed an environmental school audit
-compiled an action plan
-replaced individual milk cartons with reusable cups
-recycled crisp packets
-assembly on reducing electricity with our "Power Ranger"
-each class is growing potatoes
-village litter pick
On Tuesday 14th May the Eco council went to St Martins to meet with Andrew Wood from the Hereford Community Clean Up Group. We are working with him on setting up our school as a recycling centre. Gavin Pettigrew from the Wye Valley Group has sponsored our school by buying us 4 bins for us to use to be a collection point.
As a school we have decided to recycle the following to raise money for different charities.
Drinks cans and foil go to Widemarsh Ventures for teach new skills to vulnerable adults, the cans are separated steel from aluminium, weighed in by Wye Valley Metals
Books, DVDS AND CDS are shared between RSPCA in Broad St, Chapters Charity Book Shop in Union St and Kingstone Village Hall who are raising funds for an extension to the hall.
Crisp Packets are collected and sent to Terracycle for recycling proceeds from this go to Born Sleeping Appeal at the Hereford County Hospital
Glasses and spectacles are collected for Hereford Lions Club who pass on to 3rd world countries where they don't have eye tests and given to people with eyesight problems
Hope you will support us in our new venture.