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Eco Council

About our Eco Council

Eco Council is a group of pupils who meet regularly to discuss eco-friendly and environmental issues within school. The eco council promotes social responsibility and respect for all things environmental and which prepares pupils to live their future lives with consideration for global issues. There is one eco councillor from each class in Foundation, Key Stage 1 and 2.

Why is it important to have an Eco Council?

  • To ensure our school is eco-friendly and prepares pupils to live with reflection of the environment
  • To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions
  • To discuss and raise issues related to the environment

How do I become an Eco Councillor?

At the beginning of each year, pupils can put themselves forward to become an Eco Councillor, giving reasons why they consider themselves up to the challenge. Pupils then vote to elect the person they feel will do the best job.

What happens in the meetings? 

We begin each year by completing an environmental review to find out our schools successes and areas for improvement. Throughout the year each Eco-Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.

See below for latest projects and activities

Meeting with Rubbish Walks organiser, Jason Alexander, to discuss recycling, pollution and creating habitats!

Jason, from Ribbish Walks and Kesgrave Wombles, visited Cedarwood recently to meet our Eco-Council and talk about a number of issues close to their hearts. The team will be working with Jason on some social action projects within school and the wider community.

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Hedgehog House!

Our new hedgehog home has been carefully placed in the peaceful environment of Jess' Garden. We plan to take turns leaving food and have drawn up a rota.

Planting Trees

Our fabulous Eco Councillors enjoyed working with the Grounds Team from Vertas who kindly donated a number of trees to plant in our school grounds. They worked hard to plant trees in our Forest School and our calm, sensory Garden. They are looking forward to planting bulbs and continuing to develop our outside space. Watch out for the signs of Spring! 

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See below for the minutes of our latest meeting

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