It is so important that all our pupils understand their responsibility to look after our world. Our Eco-Council works hard to guide our school to be as ecologically friendly as we can, with representatives from all classes.
They have an Action Plan and have written a Rap to help us all remember our responsibilities. Their number one priority for the new year is to reduce our energy costs and we are starting with a 'Turn Off Fortnight' to highlight the importance of turning off lights and other equipment when they are not needed.
Six members of Eco-Council from Years 5 and 6 have made a superb film to promote all things ecological and how our Eco-Council helps us.
The Eco-Council's Action Plan details all the tasks they wish to undertake to make our school as eco-friendly as possible. They are working towards Shiphay becoming an Eco-School and have lots of ideas as to how we can achieve this award and status. Click on the links below to see their action plan and find out more about Eco-Schools
We have a very active Eco-Council at Shiphay Learning Academy which is always on the look out do something ‘Green’! Our Eco-Council is comprised of class representatives from Year 2 to Year 6 and meet on a 3 weekly basis to develop and address our Action Plan. We are part of the Eco-Schools international award programme and are currently working towards Silver Award Status. Sustainability is threaded through the curriculum at Shiphay Learning Academy. The Eco-Council work hard to help raise awareness and make a difference to the local and global environment. The projects they have taken part in have helped to develop their roles as global citizens. Some examples of the work they have carried out over the past three years include: taking part in recycling workshops, carrying out a waste audit in school, participating in ‘Waste Week’ and ‘Switch Off Fortnight’, initiating new recycling schemes for batteries, mobile phones and printer cartridges, recording their own film and Eco-Code rap, delivering assemblies and most recently they raised £150 for new green initiatives in school by recycling old textiles and clothes! Take a look at the pictures and film to find out more about the work the Eco-Council do.