Eco cOUNCIL

Welcome to our Eco Page
We have an Eco Ambassador team which comprises of two representatives elected from each class in Years 1 - 6. The team meets every half term to discuss current issues around the 10 elements and how they may be addressed in school. We have been addressing the following ten elements: 
  • Energy 
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Litter
  • Global perspectives
  • Healthy living
  • School Grounds
  • Biodiversity
  • Transport 
  • Marine
Every new project undertaken at school looks to minimise the impact on our environment. This term we are focussing on waste, litter and school grounds. 
Cranleigh Eco Ambassadors
A big thank you to all the applications that we received this year. It is great to know that our children have high values and care about the environment around us. 
What's been happening: 
Gardening: 
We have continued to develop the garden alongside the gardening club. 
Food waste: 
We have introduced buckets for fruit and veg waste to put onto the compost heap. 
Litter clear up:
The eco ambassadors will be working on clearing the school grounds with our support and picking up litter. 
Click here for our Eco Policy 
Click here to see our Environmental Review
Click here to see our Minutes

 Eco-cOUNCIL  2019 - 20

Latest News

We did it again! We have kept up our hard work and now we are a silver award eco-school! This is because our teachers involve the environment in our education and we let you all know what we are getting up to in newsletters, on the website and through twitter. Well done and thank you for all the help that pupils, staff, parents and local businesses have given us. 

Do you want to see some of our work this year on environmental education then take a look here?

Although we haven't been in school lately our children from all over the school have been excellent eco ambassadors! Our team in school have made bird feeders, children at home have been exploring their environments and finding lots of animals they never knew where there. The biodiversity of both school and our homes are fully being explored. Well done! 

On Sunday 15th March, several families came along to join us at our second grounds day. It is always a pleasure to have so many kind volunteers and we really appreciate the hard work you throw into the day. We dismantled several old sheds and cleared areas that needed rejuvenating! A lot of work went in so thank you.    

Well done! We did it! We have managed to achieve our Bronze eco - school award. To achieve it we had to:

  • Set up our eco - council
  • Carry out an environmental review 
  • Complete an action plan. 

 

Our next aim is to get the silver award by linking our eco work to the curriculum and inform everyone frequently with all the activities we have been up to. 

Eco Day – Just One Tree Event


As part of our ongoing ‘Environmental impact’ and the Eco Councils work, the whole school took part in the JUST ONE TREE non-uniform day on 21st November.
We had a great time learning about waste, recycling, improving schoolgrounds, biodiversity, healthy eating, water and marine life. We have explored these through all areas of the curriculum and children had a smile on their faces after working hard. Just One Tree makes it simple for everyone to contribute to collective action on the climate crisis because just £1plants 1 tree. We raised a total of £212.50 which is a fantastic contribution. Following this event, we have now earnt the school the 'Eco Schools Bronze Award.'


We are looking forward to our next experience of supporting the environment.

Miss Stewart
Eco Council Leader

Just One Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation. Just One Tree supports established reforestation companies, namely the International Tree Foundation and Eden Reforestation Projects, who plant in areas severely affected by mass deforestation such as
Kenya, Madagascar, Haiti and Indonesia.

In doing so they have the greatest positive effect on global warming whilst simultaneously alleviating extreme poverty within impacted communities through training, education and employment.