Telephone:

01454 867799

Email:

enquiries@barrscourtps.org.uk

Address:

Stephens Drive, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 7JB

Headteacher:

D. Webster

Children’s Involvement

Autumn Term 2020

The Eco team is made up of children from Red Area, Blue Area and Green Area. The team are a group of extremely hard working children who are eager to continually help our school to become even more environmentally friendly. We were awarded ‘Green Flag’ status for the fifth time in 2018! We are currently preparing our application to renew our ‘Green Flag’ status.  

Why did you want to be in the Eco Team?

  • “I think I will be a great Eco Rep because I like to help organise things and I will be good at checking if the lights are switched off!” Sophia
  • “I wanted to be in the Eco Team because I like animals and want to look after the world and animals.” Charlie
  • “I think that I will be good at this job because I always have great ideas.” Jonty

What have the Eco team been working on in the Autumn Term?

Children in each class who wanted to take on the role of an Eco Representative, nominated themselves. Following this, a whole class vote took place. The Eco Team are very excited to receive their badges in the New Year! All members of Barrs Court School will then be able to recognise who the Eco Team are. The Eco Team was soon given their first Eco mission of the year focusing on investigating energy use in the school. During Switch Off Fortnight in November, we monitored the school’s energy use and had a whole school competition to see who could save the most energy. The winners will soon be announced and they will receive a prize! Although we are not able to meet as a team, we are working on developing our Action Plan and we are looking forward to planning some exciting projects for the remainder of the year. If you have any suggestions for how we could be more Eco friendly, please let us know! We love to hear new ideas.  

What has the ECO Team got planned next?

  • Promote fruit composting at break times.
  • Encourage the use of recycling containers in every classroom.
  • Finalise our action plan based on our environmental review
  • Prepare our Eco Flag application by developing our action plan further.

The Eco Team look forward to sharing their latest projects with you as the year progresses.

Spring Term 2021  

The Eco team has been eager to work on the actions outlined on the action plan, despite not being in school. As a means to communicate, the team have a group on our school’s online platform which allows them to share ideas and get to know one another virtually. This has so far been very successful, and they hope to have a virtual meeting next term! Announcements can be made on this platform too – including the arrival of the Eco Team badges. The children look forward to wearing these proudly in school when they are able to.    

What have the Eco team been working on in the Spring Term?

  • KS1 pupils used a Pen Down Day to create bird feeders which they distributed in school grounds
  • Bug hotels have been created in the log circle in the corner of the field, to encourage wildlife
  • KS2 pupils have participated in litter picking to help keep the school grounds beautiful and tidy
  • Set a whole school competition to design a new Eco Code for the school
  • KS1 pupils completed a water audit, to better understand water usage across the school

What has the ECO Team got planned next?

  • Repeat electricity audit and compare to the data collected in Term 2
  • Decide and announce the winner of the brand new Eco Code for the school
  • Set an upcycling competition to think of alternative uses for a plastic bottle (Term 4)
  • Revisit the action plan to decide next steps for the Summer Term