Castle Eco Warriors

Welcome to our webpage and thank you for taking the time to visit it. Here you will find out what we are working towards as a team.  

We are a group of children from KS2 who are trying to make the school as green and environmentally friendly as possible. We are split into three sub-teams: Travel, Recycling and Energy. We are enthusiastic and eager to do our part in making a difference within the school and the local community. Keep an eye on our webpage to stay updated with our latest eco-plans!

We have taken inspiration from last year's Eco Warriors and want to build upon the fantastic work they completed last year. Here is a copy of their Eco-Code: Eco_Code.doc.  

Reflecting on last year's Eco-Code and our own ideas, we decided as a team that our aims for this year are to:

  • Reduce our school’s energy use.
  • Reduce emissions by promoting energy friendly - and healthier - modes of transport: walking, scooting, cycling to school.
  • Recycle more widely and promote positive feelings towards recycling across the school.

 

The Work of the Eco Warriors: Follow our activities week by week...

Week Four

This week we finished off our posters for the food bins in the playground and then discussed our action plan, we wanted to consolidate what our three main aims for the year were. We decided that our aims for this year are to:

  • Reduce our school’s energy use.
  • Reduce emissions by promoting energy friendly - and healthier - modes of transport, eg walking, scooting and cycling to school.
  • Recycle more widely and promote positive feelings towards recycling across the school.

We decided as a team that these were our most important areas for development within the school. We will be meeting after the Christmas holidays to continue our good work in Eco-Club.

Week 3

This week we had a note from Mrs Richards telling us we needed to take action – children have been putting plastic in the food bins in the playground! We discussed how we could stop this. We designed and created posters to put up around the school to promote accurate food recycling. We also received our snazzy new Eco-Warrior badges as a sign of our commitment to Eco-Club.

Week 2

This week we had a visitor called Mrs Towner from EnergySparks who she showed us how much energy we were using in the school. We were shocked by how much energy the school was using on the weekend!  We were given thermometers to research the temperature in different rooms across the school.  We are going to decide where we think each of the thermometers should go.

Week 1

We introduced ourselves and made mind maps of how we thought we could implement change into our three sub-categories: Travel, Energy and Recycling. We are all eager to make a difference within the school and excited about how we can make a change. We thought about:

  • Different ways to travel to school and how to promote healthier options.
  • Ways we can try to recycle more within the school grounds.
  • Ensuring we turn the lights off in spacesthat aren't being used.
  • Making sure the heating is not on when it shouldn't be.

These are just some of the ideas we discussed as a starting point.