Our Eco Team help to support many of the areas listed below in and around school.
Miss Holmes is our lead for the area this year and has lots of exciting areas she wants to develop with the help of her Team. Eco Schools is an exciting opportunity and responsibility for our year 4 pupils.
Eco responsibilities include:
- Working as a team to keep our Green Flag
- Taking Eco assemblies and writing pieces for the newsletter
- Designing posters and signs
- Litter picking and emptying recycling bins
- Working towards getting a Blue Peter Badge
- Helping improve and maintain the garden
- Attend Eco meetings
- Assist with charity events
- Collect pens for our Pen recycling scheme
Meet the Eco Schools:
The school also operates a recycling policy and our school monitors empty our recycling bins on a weekly basis.
The school also operates a batteries recycling collection point, this can be found in the main reception area
Green Flag Award
I am pleased to announce that Roecroft School has been awarded the Green Flag School status.
Following our assessment, they commented:
Well done to Roecroft! The pupils, teacher and governor who took me round have clearly worked very hard, and the children were particularly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I was very pleased to see the photos of the wide variety of pupils making use of the wildlife area. The school grounds have been developed beautifully and there are very strong links between Eco-Schools work and the Science curriculum. Please keep up the hard work!
We will be following a simple seven-step process which helps to address a variety of environmental themes, ranging from litter and waste to healthy living, biodiversity and energy.
Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they form and lead an Eco-Committee and help 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.
Measuring and monitoring is an integral part of the Eco-Schools programme, providing schools with all the evidence they need to showcase their environmental success. In fact, Eco-Schools can fit into virtually all aspects of the curriculum and help to make learning, both inside and outside the classroom, fun and engaging.
Here are some links to Eco websites. They have tips and tricks we can all use to help save the planet.
Roecroft's Eco Building
- Solar Panels to heat our water
- Automatic light sensors
- Hand dryers
- Automatic tap sensors