Eco-Committee 2020-2021

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 Miss Matthews.
• 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 are:

Year 1 - Dottie and Noah
Year 2 - Sofia and Poppi
Year 3 - Neyva and Layla
Year 4 - Florence and Grace
Year 5 - Cianna and Zach
Year 6 - Noah and Michael


Silver Award - July 2019

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 Silver Award and told governors about their plans for the future.