We are pleased to announce our Year 6 Eco Ambassadors this year. The pupils will be leading Eco throughout the school and supporting the school council. Scroll down to see what they have been up to.
Dylan Dylan Justin
Austeja Leevi Brianna
Our Eco code was created using ideas from each class.
Article 12 - You have the right to an opinion (Pupil voice)
Article 29 - Your education should help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
A big THANK YOU to everyone for donating items as part of our Harvest festival. Elisha, a volunteer from the drop in centre, collected the items today!
As the new Eco Warriors, along with the School council members, we reviewed our last eco action plan, completed an environmental review and have set new targets for the year.
Here the 4 targets we are going to focus on this half term. Keep checking our page to see our progress.
Our Eco home school challenge
Can you complete our Eco challenges and send to your class teacher on dojo or put on twitter under the #EcoSchoolsatHome
Our Year 6 Eco ambassadors are:
Chloe Kamil Kegan
They have a very important job of ensuring all classes are being Eco friendly whilst monitoring all week before giving out Ed the Eco dragon award to the winning class.
We wanted to do our bit for the planet and decided to set a whole school homework to collect as many plastic bottles and fill them with single use plastic. Which ever class collects the most wins a trip to the park. We will be putting empty bottles in the dinner hall for children to fill during lunchtime.
ECO GLOBAL COMPETITION
Our fabulous Year 6's entered the GLOBAL ECO Competition. The children had to think about if they were the Prime minister or a Superhero what would they do..
Look at the videos to below to see some of their answers...
Well done to the wonderful Mia, Leah, Leona and Cheyanne for each receiving a participation certificate for entering the Global ECO Competition. Super proud of you girlies!
#Big Battery Hunt
WOW what an Amazing effort from the WHOLE school contributing to bringing in old batteries. Our VIP's have been counting at lunchtimes and our grand total is 3647!!!
Huge thank you to everyones who sent in their batteries for recycling!
The Big Pedal
Our VIP's signed up to Big Pedal. We spread the word the whole school and tracked how everyone got to school. We could track our data online and compare it to school in Swansea, Wales and across the whole of the United Kingdom. We were amazed when we looked at our data.
Today we met for a very important meeting!
We discussed our brand new eco targets and our action plan for the next year! We are very excited to get started.
We will be working on:
Homework for the juniors this week is to make a brand new Eco Code for this year! Last year our winner was Natalia and the code was placed on display and each class learnt it.
Infants will be asked to design our own Eco Badge. Last year Vanessa was our winner, where her fantastic badge was placed on our Eco and School Council board.
This year is just as important as we will be going for our Silver Flag award. There will be prizes for our winners.
School Council will judge entries On Monday 23rd October.
Rags to Riches
9th October 2018
We would like to thank everyone who donated a bag of unwanted clothes to our 'Rags to Riches' event. We worked really hard to keep track of how many bags were being donated over the two weeks. Every break time, we checked and counted the bags.
Our target was to collect 20 bags!!
On Tuesday 9th October, the Rag to Riches van arrived and we had to count and carry the bags to the van! We were so surprised when we counted
over 90 bags!!
We have raised £215 for the eco / school council fund and will be investing the money in litter pickers and new bins to help us achieve our new action plan targets for 2018-19.
Thank You again to EVERYONE who helped us not only reach our target but exceed the target!!
Chloe, Kegan and Kamil
Y6 Eco Ambassadors
Our Action Plan 2018-2019
Achieving the Green Flag!
Last June, our Eco Warriors, met with Matt Bunt from the Eco School Wales team to show him all the hard work we have been doing in Blaenymaes. Matt was so impressed he awarded us with the Green Flag! On February 9th 2018, we were very privileged to receive a visit from Iolo Williams (TV presenter) to help us celebrate our achievement.