Orchard is one of two schools in the borough to be taking part in Eco-active’s waste reduction project
The Green Team are responsible for:
Maintain the school’s Green Flag Award
Running projects to ensure and sustain environmental awareness
Meeting fortnightly to discuss key issues
Recycling across the school
The walk to School fortnight
After submitting some great applications, Orchards new Green team for 2016-2017 has been announced. The children are all very excited to be working together to sure make our school is environmentally friendly this coming year.
What we will be up to this year:
The Green Team will taking a lead on ensuring that we reduce the amount of waste being produced and checking that the correct materials are being recycled. As part of this they will be taking part in four exciting workshops based around recycling textiles, glass, plastic and paper in imaginative ways. They will also be spreading the word about what they are doing through delivering an assembly to the rest of the school and a parent coffee morning. To find out more about the project visit: http://ecoactive.org.uk/schools/waste-reduction
The Green Team will also be working with the WoW scheme to encourage sustainable transport by monitoring how their classmates get to school. Children who regularly walk or cycle to school will receive badges and other goodies. To find out more about the project visit: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/wow
This year Orchard will be piloting the ‘Green Schools Project’ primary programme. They will be learning more about how to save energy and it will be the responsibility of the Green Team to make sure that what they have learnt is acted upon across the school. To find out more about the project visit: http://www.greenschoolsproject.org.uk
Other responsibilities of the Green Team include monitoring the data from our weather station, keeping their class up to date on the latest environmental news and helping to maintain the plants in our school garden
At the end of the year they will be reapplying for the ‘Green Flag’ award, which Orchard first received in July 2015. To gain this award the Green Team will need to show all that they have achieved over the year to make Orchard an eco school!