Our Eco Friendly School The Eco Committee •Mrs Smith begun the Eco committee in November 2006. •The number of children in the committee has grown every year and we now have lots of adults too. •To be on the Eco committee, you need to apply for a space and say why you should be allowed to join. •The Eco committee meet regularly. Environmental Review and action plan The Eco team carried out a review. After we had done our review, we knew what we wanted to work on. We made an action plan to help us do these things. We update our action plan regularly to show when we have started something new. We have begun looking for new things to add to our action plan. LITTER PICKERS In Quarry Brae we try hard not to drop litter and make a mess of the playground. So we have litter- pickers who wear special clothes and use pickers to pick up any litter… Litter Rota The children love it when it is their turn to be litter pickers. Each class gets a turn at being litter pickers. They look after their playground and make sure that nothing is left lying. After primary 2 were litter pickers, Lewis said “the playground has never looked better” RECYCLING (1) In every class there is a recycling box. The boxes are collected the paper is weighed and then put into the blue recycling bins…. RECYLING (2) We also recycle empty ink cartridges, mobile phones and more recently Christmas cards. We are taking the cards to Tesco and sent the phones and ink cartridges to Recycool who will give us money for doing this. ENERGY SAVING Posters have been designed and made by the Eco committee to remind people to turn off lights and computers when not in use. This action has saved lots of energy. We also wrote to the cleaners to ask them to turn off lights when they left a room. They were very happy to help out. SAVING WATER When we are finished washing our hands we always remember to turn the taps off. We try hard not to leave water running at any time. New taps in our school are deigned to turn off automatically… WATER AND FOOD AID Every class in our school had lessons on water aid last year. We really enjoyed finding out about what it is like in other parts of the world. We found out how important it is that we save water. In 2007, we had a massive event to raise money for Food Aid. All the classes found out about the charity Food aid through lessons with Miss Henderson. We then organised a talent show. We raised lots of money to support Food Aid and had loads of fun too. BULBS We have been to Beardmore park. When we were there we met some people from Playbusters and they gave us some equipment to plant bulbs and that was very messy and that was the day at Beardmore park… Plants around the school We have lots of plants around our school now. Different groups of children have planted things in our school to make it look nicer. Primary 2 recently planted more flowers donated by Playbusters around the school. They loved doing it. Health We got new Health Lessons in 2006. It is Miss Bremner’s job to make sure that our lessons are kept updated. She has a health team who help her with keeping the school healthy. They helped to organise Health week with her last year. We work with Rosalind Ramage at Eastbank Academy to promote healthy things in our area. Last year she gave P5 children a special healthy diary to help them set targets. Health Week We had a special week of healthy things last year. Each class had to do something different each day. We did smoothie tasting, exercise classes, had a visit from the fire brigade and loads more. The infant classes had a visit from the Teddy bear’s Hospital and the whole school saw a play called “Stephen’s Expanding Stomach”. We finished off with our annual Sports Day. ECO -DAY On the 21st of January we had a Eco day we made a pledge and made a Eco hat. We had lots of activities to do. We’ve made a slide show to show all the things we did.