At the beginning of each school year an Eco Committee is elected, which includes two pupils from each class years 2 - 6, and one from year 1, along with representatives from the staff and Local Committee who represent their peers at regular meetings. They share ideas and help implement new initiatives.
The current members of the Eco Committee are:
Year 1 - Tristan and Krita
Year 2 - Isabel, Jack, Sam and Lily
Year 3 - Phoebe, Edward, Antoni and Annabelle
Year 4 - Deeya, Luke, Olivia and Carlin
Year 5 - Nikita, Emily, Grace and Eoin
Year 6 - Ethan, Lauren, Mithra and Max
Staff Eco Lead: Maria Rivers
Local Committee Representative: Caroline Mace
The committee aim to meet at least every half term to discuss their ongoing projects and to brainstorm ideas for new initiatives. They look at everyday activities at school and consider the changes we as a community can make to help our environment.
As part of the Eco Schools framework, the Eco Committee complete an Environmental Review at the beginning of each school year to identify the key topics that they would like to focus their efforts into making improvements in. The current topics are: Waste, Water, Litter, Energy and Marine. The Eco Committee brainstormed ideas and together they created our school's Environmental Action Plan. Throughout the school year the group monitors and evaluates their projects and activities. while continuously updating their action plan accordingly.
Committee Minutes 2021-2022Marine Topic - Evidence Monitoring and EvaluationEnergy Topic - Evidence Monitoring and EvaluationWaste Topic - Evidence Monitoring and Evaluation
Our Eco Code
Primary Awards for Green Education
In June 2021 we are delighted to be chosen as the UK Champion for the Primary Awards for Green Education (formerly the Better Energy School Awards) for work around environmental education and our innovative Pass-it-on Project, which focuses on reusing items to reduce waste.
In addition to this Perry Hall was also awarded Regional Champion for Central and Southern England in the Totally Creative category for the pupils fantastic Guardians of the planet artwork, and regional runners up in the Totally creative category for our Food Waste Warriors project.
Most recently, in June 2022, we were deligthed to again be selected as Regional Champion for Central and Southern England in the Primary Awards for Green Education for our project 'Marine Marvels'. Our project included:
- The Eco Committee's diary of a single-use plastic item writing competition
- The Eco Committee and Arts Council joint water-cycle artwork and mural project
- A very successful second-hand toy sale organsied by the 'Waste Warriors' Eco Committee team
- A community litter pick held in Poverest Park on 22 April 2022
- Year 4's curriculum project work - Go Green, Save Green
- The Perry Hall Promise Tree - a beautiful wall display showing a tree. Written on each of the is an eco pledge made by each child