Welcome to the OLA Junior School Eco Council
In September 2008 we set up our Eco-Council to help improve our school environment and by doing so earn our Green Flag Status. On 8th June, 2009 we achieved our Bronze award and on the 11th June, 2010 we received our Silver Award. Now we are undertaking the final task of reaching our Green Flag goal. The OLA Junior School Eco-Council consists of children from Year 3 upwards and is run by Miss Currill.
To achieve these awards we had to demonstrate all of the ways we were working towards making our school a ‘Eco School’. We discovered that in the Junior School we already had been doing a lot!
Recycling paper, cardboard and used pens
Recycling toner and printer cartridges
Compost heap in Nursery and Senior School
Ordering recycled supplies where possible
Growing area in the Nursery garden
Gardening Club with Mrs Gackowski. This year,
thanks to the PA, the Gardening Club have new
plant boxes by the Junior playground and they
have grown lots of plants and vegetables.
Planting of new trees
Notices around the school to remind us to turn off the lights and computers. This year the school has also introduced light sensors to help reduce the amount of power we use throughout the day.
Butterfly house and bird nesting box
Year 1 & 2 Nature Club
- To name but a few.......
Since our first meeting we have drawn up an Action Plan, conducted a full Environmental Review, the children have created an Eco Code and we have identified a large-scale project that we are beginning to undertake this year. The Eco-Council has also been awarded Certificates for our hard work from other organizations: Woodlands Trust (Bronze and Silver Award), Royal Horticultural Society (Level 1 and 2).
You might also want to go the Senior School's Eco School page, click here if you wish to visit this page.