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Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 18.10.18

 

Present: LF (Eco Leader)

Committee members- EW, FD, FS, TL, PM, IO, EJ, ES, AP, JD, LP

 

Matters Discussed:

 

  1. Welcome!

Miss Firth welcomed the new members of the Eco-Council and gave a brief introduction to the different things we will be able to get stuck into to make our Eco-Council successful and fun!

 

  1. Roles

Miss Firth discussed with pupils the role of eco committee members- e.g- litter picking, reminding pupils and staff about the importance of turning of lights and computers etc.. The Eco committee raised the fact that LB (head teacher has already selected litter pickers from year 6 only- children concerned that this should be their job!)

 

LF discussed that the next meeting’s agenda would be to begin to discuss and look at the environmental review.

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 08.11.19

 

Present: LF (Eco Leader)

Committee members- EW, FD, FS, TL, PM, IO, EJ, ES, AP, JD

Absent IK and LP

 

  1. Environmental Survey

Miss Firth explained that the Council will need to conduct an Environmental Survey on the school, looking closely at all of the 9 topic areas: litter/rubbish, energy, school grounds, transport, healthy living, biodiversity, global perspective, water and waste. The Committee has made a start on the Environmental Survey, and this needs to be completed in the next meeting. Once this has been done, we can develop an Action Plan and think of ways to promote and improve the highlighted areas of need.

 

  1. Ideas for the future

Litter was identified as an area for improvement within the school grounds so brief discussions were had about what we could do: - more outside bins. Miss Firth with raise this with Mrs Board.

 

 

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 29.11.18

Present:

LF (Eco Leader)

Committee members- EW, FD, FS, TL, PM, IO, EJ, ES, AP, JD

Apologies for non- attendance- IK

 

  1. Environmental Review continued..

Miss Firth and committee reviewed our findings from the first two stages of the environmental review and progressed to completing Global citizenship. This we found to be a strength within our school at present. The committee raised the fact that we don’t discuss news very often within classes. Eco- committee decided we should discuss world news during assemblies for Miss Firth.

 

  1. Issues arising

The committee children raised the fact that Year 6 children once more doing the work of litter picking and that they would like to do it as part of their role in the committee. LF suggested speaking with LB.  The Eco- committee commented on single use plastics in school such as straws from ‘Cool milk’ and suggested writing a letter to campaign against this suggesting paper straws as a replacement! LF agreed this could be an area to work on.

It was agreed that we could have an assembly about plastic pollution to raise awareness within our school.

 

  1. Follow up:

 Whole School assembly took place on 13.12.18

Miss Firth showed children a power point about plastic pollution and the whole school discussed impact on wildlife- Oceans and land. All agreed that plastic pollution was destroying the planet!  

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 10.01.19

 

Present:

LF (Eco Leader)

Committee members- EW, FD, FS, TL, PM, IO, EJ, ES, AP, JD

Apologies for non- attendance- IK

 

 

      1. New Eco member needed:

 

Miss Firth discussed the need to replace and appoint a new eco member to replace IK and will pursue this.

 

2. Environmental Review Continued….

The Eco committee continued the environmental review School grounds, Transport, Waste and Water which we felt all scored low.  

 

       3. Ideas for next meeting

 

We decided that in the next meeting we would discuss the key areas that the school does well and things we could do better and begin to devise our action plan.

 

RSVP Big schools bird watch

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 17.01.19

 

 

1. RSVP- Big Schools bird watch

Miss Firth discussed the upcoming event of the Big Schools birdwatch and discussed the purpose behind the watch and explained that the whole school will engage in the watching of birds via a rota. We are planning to take part in this on 30th January. Miss Firth discussed need for seeds and bird feeders to attract birds to the outdoor areas. The committee will discuss this in the next assembly.

 

2. New appointed Eco Committee member

ED has been nominated to replace IK and will join us next week.

 

 

3. The Environmental Survey

The committee have now completed the Environmental Review of the school and are ready to develop an Action Plan that outlines ideas and strategies that can be put in place to further improve the school.

 

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 31.01.19

 

1. Big Schools Birdwatch

 The Eco Committee discussed how the school had taken part in making bird feeders in their classes and observing and counting the birds which came to the school grounds.

 

 

2. Action Plan

The Eco committee used the environmental review to set some achievable targets. These will be shared with the whole school in the next assembly.

The targets are as follows:

  • Reduce paper waste in school by recycling.

  • Develop the EYFS area gardens. Each Class to have own planter. Plant brightly coloured plants.

  • Create mini beast hotels and hedgehog homes for wider school grounds.

 

The action plan also highlights who we will require to help us such as FOKS and parents.

IO will create a poster to display on the paper bins when we receive these.

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes

Date: 07.02.19

 

1. Assembly- Marine Conservation

Some of our older committee members  (JD, LP and TL) carried out an assembly to the whole school on Marine Conservation. This was something that these children wanted to do as they felt passionate about it. Their aim was to promote awareness to the whole school. The children used their own research to conduct the assembly and created powerpoints to showcase their findings! Well done!

 

2. Recycling bins- Paper

During the assembly Miss Firth discussed that the paper recycling bins had arrived.  The school discussed their use in assembly and what could and shouldn’t go in it!

A big thank you to Mrs O and our Eco committee member IO for supporting us in helping to take the paper to the recycling plant as and when the bins are full!

 

3. British Science Day 2019 ideas for 2019

The whole school discussed ideas for Science Day which Miss Firth arranges as Science Coordinator.

The children decided that they would like an eco science day this year

The ideas put forward were- All pupils to wear green to school that day.

The Eco team could present an assembly on the theme of our environment before the activities for the day begin.

Environment activities to be planned by Miss Firth for pupils to carry out in class.

 

 

 

Kniveton Primary School Eco-Council

Minutes of the Meeting

Date: 14.03.19

 

1. Eco Schools Bronze Award!!!

After all of our hard work, we have achieved the Eco Schools Bronze Award!

We have met all of the criteria and we are now working hard to achieve

the Silver Award!

Congratulations to Kniveton Primary for achieving this!

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