ECO COUNCIL 2012-2013
Oakfield Community Primary School is a member of the Eco-Schools programme and are proud to have achieved the Eco-Schools Bronze Award.
Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they form and lead an Eco-Council and help to carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school. In conjunction with the rest of the school and the wider community, it’s the pupils that decide the environmental themes they want to address and how they’re going to do it.
To celebrate the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth ll's historic 2012 Diamond Jubilee and as part of the Woodland Trust’s “Jubilee Woods Project," the Eco Council children joined forces with the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. Earlier last year, they planted a native hedgerow in our school grounds. The trees and shrubs were all native broadleaved which means, that with a little luck, they will be growing on well into the next century – when the children’s grandchildren will be able to inspect their handiwork.
Most recently, a competition was held, to design an Eco-Code for the school, to help us work towards achieving the silver award. Entries were received and judged by class teachers and all members of the Eco Council. The code will be adopted by the whole school and proudly displayed in classrooms and throughout the school. After much deliberation, the winner was Shannon Collingwood in Miss Capper's class. Well done Shannon! Click on the document link below to see Shannon's winning Eco Code.
In December Oakfield took part in the 'Switch off Fortnight' campaign to encourage everyone to switch off any electrical items not in use and to save energy. The council decided to hold a whole school poster competition to highlight the need and encourage everyone in school to 'switch off and save.' The winner of the competition would have their poster reproduced and displayed in classrooms, throughout the school and on our website.
Individual class entries were judged by class teachers and then each class winner was entered into a final judging by the Council. The overall winner was Kaitlyn Ryan in Year 3. Well done Kaitlyn! Click on the document link below to see Kaitlyn's fantastic poster. Share it with all of your family to remind them to switch off and save too!