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Eco Council

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

Eco Art Competition

 

The Camulos Eco Council have been working away at organising an event to raise awareness for World Recycling day in March. The children would like to invite you to join in on our Eco Art Competition. The theme for the competition is Oceans and sea life. We would like you to use your recycling and create an art piece based round this theme to highlight the importance of recycling and saving our oceans from plastic pollution.

 
Details of the competition:
 
Description: We are asking children to get creative with their recycling and make some art themed around oceans and sea life. There will be three prizes for first, second and third place. An assembly will take place on Thursday 18th March, where I will display on PowerPoint all the art submissions. Winners will then be announced the following Monday 22nd March on another assembly. 

 

Submissions for the competition should be emailed and sent to Miss Pickard via jordan.pickard:@camulosacademy.co.uk by Monday 15th March 2021.

 

Recycling posters made by The Eco Council

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.  

Eco Art Competition Inspiration

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.

The children teamed up with the school council to go around the school site litter picking. They decided it would be beneficial for our school environment to be clean and plastic-free. They collected a whopping 2 bags full of recycling in under 20 minutes! They then proceeded to show the whole school in a school assembly the importance of using the bins around the school to dispose of their recycling and rubbish. 
Lockdown has allowed us to focus on our home environments and local communities. The Eco council have been involved in the local Eco festival held annually in Colchester. Below is the attached poster. Watch this space to see any entrees!
Below you will find the entrees so far for the Eco competition!

Mia - Juno class Year 1

Aziz - Juno class Year 1

Riley - Apollo class Year 2

Auzgul - Mosaic Year 3

Keen Eco Warrior Luke has been litter picking around his local area with his family. Doing a superb job there Luke. Thinking not only about the school environment but his home/local area too. What a trooper!
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