The Eco Guardians meet with Mrs Atherton
Our new fish tank
All children within school now regularly go outside to help with our gardening projects
Our recycled materials competition
Tigers Aren't Rubbish -
St Pancras Station Saturday 16th March 2013
Eco Conference certificates from Hawkley Hall 2013
Go Green Week 4 Feb 2013
Eco Assembly with Eco Warriors and Scoop the dog
Autumn Schools Eco Conference
Eco Schools 2012
Planting Woodlands Trust trees with School Council (courtesy of Sainsburys)
ECO Conference 2011
Design a bug using recycled items competition
Green Your Grounds
The Arndale Centre, Manchester
St Paul's were in the top 3 chosen to display their work at the Arndale Centre.
We now have funding to 'green our grounds' at the front of school after the building work has been completed during 2010.
Fair Trade Competition Winner
We have now achieved our first Green Flag Award
Eco Badge Competition Litter Picking School Council/Eco
Our Eco and school council members recently entered a 'Fair Trade' competition
see some of the entries below.
See more ECO information on our noticeboard in school as well as in the school newsletters
Our Eco-guardians hold regular meetings with Mrs Atherton and pass ideas on to the rest of the school.
Our Eco Code:
As Global Citizens we aim to make the world a better place
ECO SCHOOL UPDATE
Initiatives have included: paper recycling bins in each office and classroom; litter picks in and around the school and community. We discuss new initiatives at our meetings.
We now have a recycling bin for left over food hall in order to create compost. We also have a recycling box to recycle items brought in from home.
We are also using recycled goods for art work within school with Mrs Atherton.
We will be holding a competition to create a recycling 'rap' song.
Recycling Box Art Work with Mrs Atherton
Eco and School Council Shared Initiatives - Awards for All
We were granted 'Awards for All' funding after work done by the school council and staff concerned with our School Travel Plan. Our school grounds are also coming along really well, with new areas for everyone to enjoy. Play areas as well as seating areas are all well used. Our Willow Arbour is growing well now. We have lots of new plants chosen from Pimbo Nurseries as well as a vegetable patch to take care of. Our scarecrow is also coming along well and a maze is being planned with the school council.
Pimbo Nurseries and Planting with Mrs Dumican
More Planting done by the children
Our Art group have decorated the garage with our own school design.
Year 2, as part of Science lessons, visited Worthington Lakes who are Eco-friendly and learned all about recycling and looking after the environment.
Below we are creating an ECO global display for the garage with Mrs Atherton and her art club.
More litter picking Eco Presentation Assembly New Willow Arbour
Our Eco Guardians made recycled paper in the afternoon with Mrs Atherton and he was very impressed.
http://www.eco-schools.org.uk is a website which will tell you all about ECO projects along with some games to play.
See our new ECO Hall Displays in Our School this Summer Term
Below is Year 6 Carbon Footprint display.
Mrs Atherton also created an ECO global themed display for the WOWS Art Exhibition
"We want to look after our environment in and around our school"
Some of the things we do regularly and have discussed at meetings are:
* Each class have Eco-Guardians to look after their classroom and meet every 2 weeks to discuss plans.
* Litter and electricity wastage is looked after by all pupils - but checked by the Eco-Guardians
* The teaching staff also meet to discuss plans for the school.
* After an audit of the school last year we found water wastage could be improved - new pressure taps were installed along with a new mains supply to the school.
* A quiet area behind the garage is planned
* An Eco display board is in the entrance.
* A poster and rap competition was arranged.
We have big plans for our outdoor school environment.
Details of environmental activities being carried out can be seen on our noticeboard.
The school lets parents know of action being undertaken by regular newsletters and on our web site.
The wider school community learns of the environmental activity going on in the school and we keep in touch with the Winstanley Community Team, who recently arranged tree planting as part of 'a brighter borough' - see below
SPRING TERM 08
We now have some gardening equipment using our Tesco school vouchers that we collected.
Volunteers are requested in keeping our school looking GREAT
Scarecrow Making with Mrs Atherton
Some of the lettuce that the children grew with Mrs Atherton
During the last week of term Mrs Hitchen helped KS1 to pick the last batch of vegetables that had grown.
Karen then went on to cook the cauliflower and broccoli that the children had grown in our school garden.
OUR ECO GROUP
A mixed group of pupils and adults meet to discuss environmental action for the school.
Our ECO news is is displayed on our ECO/School Council board in the school entrance.
Notes are kept of meetings.
Results of group discussions and action to be taken are communicated to the rest of the school.
An informal environmental review of the school was carried out.
Results of the review were discussed by the group and some activities were planned that will change and improve the environmental performance of our school. This is detailed in our School Action Plan.
Responsibility for taking forward the action was agreed.
The environment group also makes notes of progress towards targets,
The group discusses success or otherwise and agreements of the action being undertaken. We also decided on our main target of action.
Mr Duncan took on the responsibility of data collection and graphs.
We have applied for our energy certificate.
Environmental issues are covered as part of curriculum work in most year groups across a range of subjects.