Welcome to the Anson Primary School Eco-Council
We meet each half-term for a big meeting and more regularly during the project phases.
The Eco-Council is selected from the runners-up in the Autumn School Council Elections. This means that at least one pupil from each year group is on the Eco-Council.
Our Eco-Coordinator, is Mr Pile, but we are in charge. We make sure that as many members of the school community are spoken to about the issues we want to fix. This includes parents and Governors of the school.
The Eco Council carry out the environmental review every year. We answer all the questions and then form an action plan for the whole school community to follow.
ACTIONS SO FAR
Single Use Plastic
As part of our approach to tackling the problem of plastic pollution in London, the Eco-Council gave every child a new Anson water bottle.
Water is not only a healthy choice for children but the regular intake of water can improve concentration throughout the day.
The new bottles will also help us to protect the environment as we stop the use of single use plastic bottles in the school. We would ask that the children bring their water bottle to school each day, full to the brim of fresh water. They will be able to top it up during the day and then bring it home each evening for a refill and for you to check their name is still on the bottle.
Recycling at Anson
Recycling has changed at Anson under the Eco-Council. The school now recycles newspapers, magazines, brochures, envelopes and all flyers. It also recycles plastic bottles such as milk bottles. All cardboard packaging is collected too once a week. Plus food waste is also separated and collected weekly.
WHAT DO WE LEARN?
The children have a range of lessons where they consider the impact of their actions on the local community and the wider world. You can see some of these examples below.