Welcome to the Eco council school page
Camulos Academy is an Eco School. This means we are committed to becoming a sustainable and eco friendly school that educates children on how best to care for our environment and protect our world.
Why do we have an Eco Committee?
The Eco committee is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in supporting the school to be sustainable and to help it be environmentally friendly. The Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council/ Eco Committee?
We have an active School's Council with a pupil representing their fellow pupils from EYFS to Year 6. Each class has had the opportunity to vote for their council members and these will change with time to allow more diverse opinions throughout the years. Once elected each member will receive an Eco Warrior school badge which they will wear everyday to school.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Miss Pickard (Eco coordinator) to discuss their ideas.
All 52,000 registered Eco-Schools from 67 countries around the world follow the same Seven Step framework in order to achieve the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag award. All of these schools also have one or possibly two volunteer Eco-Coordinators who work with pupils to run the Eco-Schools programme. Here at Camulos we are working hard to achieve the seven steps together.
For further information please visit www.ecoschools.org.uk
Our Project Work
Our Eco Code:
Please look at our attached Eco code!
The Whole school have started Walking to school more actively. We have entered the Living Streets Competition, details below:
We were fortunate enough to have a visit from local eco-warrior Martin Goss. Martin was able to deliver an assembly on the importance of recycling and gave lots of top tips on how best to recycle in school and at home. The eco council then got to meet with Martin and he has given the eco council a lot of food for thought for our next meeting.
The children received their eco council badges today. They were very proud to wear them and represent Camulos.
Eco Art Competition
Eco council 'remote' meeting
The Eco council at Camulos Academy had our first ever remote meeting last week. We loved having the chance to get together, share our ideas and continue our incredibly important work we have started. During our meeting we thought it would be a lovely idea to start an Eco Art competition for World Recycling Day on Thursday 18th March 2021. We have decided to have an Ocean and Sea Life theme. Children use their recycling to create different art pieces. We will then show all their projects in an assembly at school and announce the winners for First, Second and Third place...there will be prizes too!
We look forward to seeing your amazing work.
A big thank you from,
The Camulos Eco Council.
Look at our amazing Eco display covered in Children's work! Thank you to the Year 6s who painted the globe and to all the other years who created recycling posters. What an amazing display you have all made.