Eco-Committee 2018-2019

The Eco-Committee at St Mary’s Primary School are a team of enthusiastic and dedicated ‘eco-warriors’ ranging from Year 1 to Year 6.
The Eco-Committee was founded in 2017 after pupils from year 3 undertook research into how to become a more environmentally friendly school. The selection of the Eco-Committee happens at the beginning of each academic year and one child from each year group 1-6 is elected from a range of nominees. All eco-warriors wear a distinctive badge so that others are aware of their role. The Eco-Committee meet up regularly and the meetings are facilitated by Ms Murtin and our school governor Ms Williamson.
• We discuss ideas and make decisions, whilst respecting other people’s opinions.
• We work together to make our school a greener place.
• We aim to make all pupils and staff in our school aware of how they can help take care of the environment.

Eco-Committee Criteria

  • Pupils are nominated by their peers to be on the Eco-Committee. This includes all KS1 and KS2 year groups in the school. 
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to invite along non-teaching staff to join their meetings to help them with a particular topic they have chosen to work on. There is a representation from the parents or governing body on your Eco-Committee.
  • The committee meets at least once every half term.
  • Pupils share responsibility with adults for running  meetings and keeping a record of the meetings.
  • Minutes are displayed on our Eco-Board.
  • Reports of your Eco-Committee meetings are made available to the Board of Governors.
  • Pupil representatives ensure that there is communication to and from the Eco-Committee to the rest of the school

Key Skills of the Eco-Team Members

Our Eco-Committee need to work well together. In their role as a member of the Eco team, they need to have some key skills and values:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Respect
  • Facilitation
  • Debating
  • Empathy
  • Co-operation
  • Negotiation
  • Delegation
  • Note-taking
  • Democracy

St Mary’s Eco Warriors for the year 2018-19 are:

Year 1  - Maxx Flynn
Year 2 – Louie Poole 
Year 3 – Kyle Brierley
Year 4 – Jamie Rain Ramone Telfer
Year 5 – Bethany Eaton
Year 6 – Faye Collier

Litter Picking - March 2019

Eco Competition Winners - February 2019

KS1 - Luke Year 1

KS1 - Annabel Year 2

KS2 - Seren Year 5

KS2 - Patrick Year 5


Eco Committee - Design a Poster Competition - December 2018

The eco-committee at St Mary’s are organising a competition for all the children in KS1 and KS2.
We are asking children to design a poster to go on the paper recycling bins. The eco-committee will vote for the best design in KS1 and KS2 and it will be on every paper bin in the school.
We are also asking children to design a small sign to be displayed by light switches in the school to remind people to switch off lights and electronic devices. Again, one design will be chosen for KS1 and another for KS2 and they will be used in school.
We have not sent out a paper copy of this letter on purpose because the committee think it is a waste of paper. So if you are interested in taking part in the competition, you could print this letter at home (if you need to) and create your design and give it to the eco-warrior in your class.

The deadline for the competition is Monday 7th January.

Please select the document below to read the full letter.  Thank you.


File icon: pdf Eco School Competition Letter - December 2018 [pdf 169KB] Click to download

Eco Committee Presentation to the Governors

Please see our presentation by selecting the document below.


File icon: pdf Eco Presentation to Governors 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Bronze Award - July 2018

At the end of the Summer term, the eco-committee gave a presentation to the board of Governors. The committee were pleased to announce that St Mary's now have achieved the Bronze Award and told governors about their plans for the future.

Autumn Term 2018 

Help Mrs Dobrowolski water the plants.

Possibly start a gardening club.

Share eco review findings with other classes.

Run lights reminder/ recycling bin sign competition.

Environmental issues need to covered in at least three areas of the curriculum.

Apply for silver award 

Meter Reading - February 2018

Children from the Eco-Committee went round to check meter readings in different parts of the building.  This is part of St Mary's plan to save energy across the school.