Bovingdon Primary Academy
May 14 2019

Eco Council

Shree Deb

The Eco Army is made up of one child per class throughout Key Stage Two. 

Our Eco Warriors for this year are:

Elliot, Isabella, Freddie, Amelie, Alex, Harry, Sophie , Max H

Action Plan 2018/19

This year the Eco Council will be working to renew our Green Flag status. As part of this, we will be launching an Eco Event in Spring Term, which will allow the whole school to get involved in improving our local environment.

Click the link to download the Eco Council’s Action Plan.

Watch this space for more exciting news of Eco-Friendly events we have planned for the year.

Green Flag Award

We have been awarded the Green Flag several years in a row and the flag can be seen flying high in the school entrance. Our Eco Army have been busy working on a new action plan for this academic year, which you can view by clicking the link at the top of this page.

We will continue to monitor:

  • Paper waste
  • Water wastage
  • Energy wastage
  • Recyclable waste & use of recyclable products
  • Litter
  • Best use of Springfield and school grounds
  • Walk to School weeks
  • Healthy Living and vegetable planting
  • Integrating Fair Trade

How can you help?

Here are some ways you can encourage your children to be environmentally aware, and help us to achieve the award this year:

  • Get the children involved in sorting and recycling rubbish at home to put in the recycling bins provided by the council.
  • Use a garden composter – let the children add the waste and see the resulting compost.
  • Save energy by switching off electrical items that are not being used. Don’t leave TV´s on standby.
  • Encourage them to save water e.g. don´t let the water run whilst cleaning your teeth.
  • Walk to and from school whenever possible.
  • Arrange to car share with another family if you cannot walk.

As well as helping your children make a positive contribution to their world, you will also be supporting them with their learning. By doing these things they will be learning aspects of Geography, Science, Maths, PE, PSHE and citizenship!

Fairtrade School

We were awarded Fairtrade school status in in June 2013. To achieve this we had to fulfil a number of criteria. One of which is to have a whole school Policy for Fairtrade in which everyone in school including the pupils, Governors, Head of School and BAPA agree to encourage and promote the use of Fairtrade products in school.