King's St Alban's

30 September

Eco-Committee ready and raring to go!

The King’s St Alban’s Eco-Committee is ready and raring to go following a successful first meeting of the academic year which welcomed back familiar faces whilst also bringing on board some new faces, all full of incredible energy and ideas.

Pupils met on Thursday morning and the first item on the agenda saw pupils discussing the Eco-Schools Green Flag award initiative, which pupils have been working towards since last academic year. Considering the criteria for the award, members of the committee discussed the next steps needed as a school to achieve the prestigious award. Pupils were keen to review the school’s environmental evaluation and action plan, developed last academic year and now proudly displayed on the Eco-Committee noticeboard in the school.

The committee was full of lots of ideas and initiatives, including designing an Eco-Committee flag or logo; making posters to encourage recycling and putting litter in the correct bins; checking our school’s energy meter and using this as a way of monitoring and evaluating whether lights are being switched off, doors closed etc; making bug hotels, sowing bee bombs and growing wildflowers within our school grounds. In addition, Eco-Committee members went away from the meeting on a mission to talk to their classes and encourage each class to appoint two energy monitors. There was certainly no shortage of ideas!

A productive and enthusiastic meeting, there was a real determination and passion for a greener school and planet coming from each and every member which we hope to harness as we as a school continue to progress with this vital initiative. The committee hope to achieve our first ‘Green Flag’ before the end of the academic year and would be delighted if pupils, parents and staff alike support them by visiting our colourful noticeboard to see how they can support in this important mission.