Welcome to Barley Close Eco Council
Last year we had a fantastic Eco Team and this year our team will no doubt be just as amazing!
We will be appointing new members so watch this space for an update of names...
Year 1 Leopard: Freya and Jamie
Year 1 Panther: Charlie and Ruby
Year 2 Tiger: Isaac and Scarlet
Year 2 Lion: Rico and Sasha
Year 3 Crocodile: Cole and Lily
Year 3 Alligator: Amelia and Zack
Year 4 Chameleon: Indianna and Ethan
Year 4 Iguanas: Rachel and Cerys
Year 5 Elephant: Tahar and Gracie
Year 5 Rhino: Xi-han and Isla
Year 6 Giraffe: Iqra and Eddie
Adults: Mrs Rammell
Please keep a look out for what we get up to this year!
The year so far... 2016/2017
We have had a great start to the Eco Year!
In Term 1 we had our first meeting. This allowed us to meet each other and also put forward ideas for the year ahead.
In Term 2 we set up the Bag2School scheme to support the recycling of old clothes and materials in order to raise money for the school. This was linked to FoBC too. Feedback from previous years suggested that December would be a better time of year because parents and carers tend to sort out clothes before Christmas. Well, this information was certainly correct! This time we managed to raise a total of £68 compared to £24 in the previous year! Thank you all for your support!
In Term 3, we introduced the WoW Scheme which is an initiative that encourages children to walk to school. Our school was lucky enough to be selected by Living Streets to take part and as a result, our Eco Rangers have been specially trained to be the WoW Monitors in order to support and encourage children to walk even just part of the way to school. Keep a look out to see if your children earn a badge!
We are well underway with our Walk to School scheme with just over 100 children receiving a badge for walking to school in February. The children need to walk to school part or all of the way 3 times a week, every week that month to earn a badge. Well done to those who achieved it in February! We like to keep track of which class is in the lead each week - not that we're competitive or anything! ;o)
We also have brand new recycling bins which is making it easier for us to recycle properly as this is collected every fortnight from our school. Each day, our eco monitors collect paper up into one bag for it to go in the recycling bin daily ready for collection! Keep it up team!
Top Eco News of times gone by...
Each week – even sometimes every day, different Eco Rangers went to each class to collect up any paper recycled.
Year 5 and 6 took part in special lessons ran by a lady called Penney Ellis linked to weather.
Year 5 were also lucky enough to visit the Resound centre to study data collected. We looked at the different charts, had a tour of the centre and also met Bob Crampton, a local weather man from ITV. This resulted in us being in the Cotswold Homes magazine as well!
Some Eco Rangers were lucky enough to visit BBC Bristol. We took part in finding different wildlife and bugs to see what was there.
We were also interviewed by BBC Bristol Radio. He asked us what we had found, what our day was like and a bit about school. Our radio report was played live on the radio!