Eco Committee

  At West Jesmond Primary School our Eco Committee work hard to ensure we are all environmentally conscious and do our bit to protect our world. Each class from Year 1 right through to Year 6 has an eco rep and deputy whose job it is to represent their class at our weekly meetings. We are always striving to make our school more eco-friendly, and have recently received our fourth Green Flag in recognition of our eco work.

 

 Some of the things we do regularly include:

  • Work with the Jesmond Community Orchard volunteers including activities such as apple tree grafting!
  • Weekly visits to our school allotment to cultivate and manage produce.
  • Half termly ‘Earth Hours’ in a bid to save energy and raise awareness across school of electricity wastage.
  •  ‘Trash mobs’ – litter picks around the school grounds and our local area.
  • Plastic free pledges in a bid to reduce the amount of single use plastic being used both within school and at home.
  • Eco brick creation – reuse of single use plastics to create a building material.
  • Taking part in ‘Waste Week’ – we have managed to halve our general waste production with the introduction of a new recycling scheme.
  • ‘The Big Pedal’ – encouraging our friends to walk, cycle or scoot to school for a fortnight.

 

Recent achievements:

  • The Pod’s ‘What’s Under Your Feet?’ campaign – Reception and Year 5 have been visiting Forest School to carry out surveys and record information about mini-beasts.
  • Presenting at Jesmond Library’s ‘Climate Action’ meeting.
  • ‘Switch off Fortnight’ – a two week campaign to reduce energy usage across school.
  • St. Hilda’s Festival of Decorated Christmas Trees – our most recent entry was created from ecobricks and named, ‘Merry Ecobricks-mas’.