Cowley Hill Primary School

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Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

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Eco Warriors - Sowing Seeds for a Greener Future

 

Eco Warrior News

The new Cowley Hill Eco warriors have been elected and they already have plans!

ECO club runs on a Monday lunchtime for pupils from years 1 to 6. During sessions, pupils have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of sustainability , environmental affairs and wildlife, through a range of activities,

During club sessions pupils undertaken a range of tasks including, designing posters for our pledges and schemes, making hedgehog  houses and bird feeders, planting, visiting our pond and woodland trail and using natural resources to make habitat collages to name a few.

We are mainly focusing on the school grounds, woodland areas and the pond which will help Cowley Hill gain Eco awards.

We have set up an Eco Committee to help move plans forward quickly and would welcome the support of any interested parents. Please contact Mr Peters through the school office if you would like to be involved in the exciting journey ahead.

 

Platinum Award Gained

Our Eco Warriors were delighted to be awarded Silver Status in 2019, they are now already making plans to gain the coveted 'Green Flag' next year!

Gold Award Gained

Our Eco Warriors were delighted to be awarded Silver Status in 2018, they are now already making plans to gain the Platinum Award next year!

Silver Award Gained

Our Eco Warriors were delighted to be awarded Silver Status in 2017, they are now already making plans to gain the Gold Award next year!

Bronze Award Gained

We have worked really hard this term and achieved our Bronze Award in 2016.  We are now working towards our Silver Award, this is some of the criteria we need to achieve.

 Eco-Committee

  • The school has identified an Eco-Committee consisting of pupils and adults which meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils share the responsibility with adults for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved)
  • The Eco-Committee includes a parent and/or governor representative
  • Records are kept of meetings

Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review covering the Eco-Schools nine topics
  • Results of the review have been discussed by the Eco-Committee and communicated with the whole school
  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan
  • The plan contains timescales, targets and who is responsible
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the plan with the rest of the school

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can indicate that some environmental issues have been covered within curriculum work in most year groups
  • The school has a prominent, designated notice board, detailing Eco-Schools activities
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools activities to the whole school and wider community (eg. via assemblies and newsletters)

Monitoring and evaluation

  • The Eco-Committee monitors the effectiveness of Eco-Schools work (eg. via data collection, before and after photographs etc)

Eco-Code

  • The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code

Project work

  • The school has completed in-depth work on at least one of the Eco-Schools nine topics

 

We welcome any parents who would like to join us on our journey, please speak to Mr Peters.