Greenhill Eco Warriors
What are Eco Warriors?
Eco Warriors are children in school who represent the work the school is undertaking to help educate our children in making realistic, sustainable changes in order to create positive impacts for our planet now. Every class across school has at least 1 eco warrior who is an advocate for eco issues and acts as a 'Pupil Voice' discussing eco issues with their peers, then relaying ideas, opinions and feedback at our eco warrior meetings.
Our Eco Warriors are playing a fantastic part in raising awareness in our school of the preciousness of our world and how we can all play our part in looking after and protecting it. They have met several times already this year to help conduct an environmental review of school, develop ideas and an action plan. They have already achieved so much in terms of improving our pupils’ understanding and knowledge of how our actions can have an impact.
Why do we have Eco Warriors?
As a school, we set up an Eco Warrior committee, led by our Eco-Coordinator - Mrs Edwards, to enable the pupils and school to work towards achieving the Eco Schools Green Flag award this academic year!
Our Eco Code
- Attended eco warriors meetings and planned events/actions
- Participated in an apple pick (from our orchard) and distributed fruit to all KS2 classrooms
- Supported our school’s food collection bank for the community
- Y4/5 eco warriors led an assembly in school which helped create our school’s Eco Code
- Wrote a letter to local shops/garden centres/supermarkets asking for plant donations. This resulted in £20 voucher from Morrisons
- All classes have been involved in the RSPB Great Birdwatch event
- Raising awareness of how we travel to school: surveys, assemblies, scooter training (Y2-Y4) and cycling training (Y6)
- Afterschool eco club starting (KS2 first, then KS1 later in the year)
- Y6 eco warriors attending Sheffield climate conference in March and performing a poem about environmental issues
- Raising awareness of litter :assemblies, community litter pick
- Developing our sensory garden and outdoors area to encourage wildlife
We are also grateful to Frogs for their on-going support with this and Lindy Stone from Greener Greenhill.