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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

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Eco Council

The main aim of Dorridge Primary School’s Eco Council is to remind everyone in school to save energy and reduce, recycle and reuse. Dorridge Primary School Eco Council is a pupil-led team, consisting of one pupil per class from every year group. Eco representatives are chosen by their peers and their main duties involve attending weekly meetings, and reporting any issues concerning the environment to their class. Eco Council is assisted by our Head Teacher, Mrs Ashe, the board of school Governors, the school site manager and Mrs Brookson, a teacher in Year 6.

Eco Council representatives are passionate about the school environment and environmental matters in general. They take on whole school initiatives, such as running competitions and helping to organise the clothing in the recycling bank.

Energy saving in school

Over the last year we have been working with other local schools as part of the Ashden LESS CO2 schoolsprogramme. This means that we have been learning to save energy within our school, engaging with our staff and students about energy saving, as well as linking sustainability into our student’s learning. We are delighted to let you all know that we have now completed the programme and we are an accredited LESS CO2 school. The work doesn’t stop there, and we will continue to make great strives to reduce our energy use in our school. You can find out more about the LESS CO2 programme by visiting the Ashden website

If there are any parents or carers out there who would like to support us in our ongoing energy saving work, please let the school office know.

12th March 2018

This week we are encouraging classes to use the recycling bin at all times and encourage you to recycle at home. 

22nd January 2018

Eco-Council will be checking the playground this week for litter and encouraging others to always put litter in the bin. 

15th January 2018

This week Eco-Council are leading assembly to inform the children about RSPCB's Big School Bird Watch and encouraging the children to take part.  

7th December 2017

Eco-Council are encouraging pupils in school this week to take part in a competition run by the Love Solihull team to design a flower bed for Malvern Park. Please see the flyer for more information. Entries to be in school by 5th January. 

PDF Document Design a Flower Bed

20th November 2017

The Upcycling Competition entries are proudly on display in both Key Stage libraries.Two of the competition entries are on the Key Stage One playground currently feeding the birds! The response to the competition was amazing, we have some very ingenious pupils. We hope everyone will be inspired by the display to reuse rather than discard items. All competition entries will be awarded with a certificate this week in Endeavour assembly.

2nd October 2017

Eco-Councillors will be assessing the amount of litter in the school grounds and spreading the message of keeping our school and community a litter free zone.

25th September 2017

Eco-Councillors will be talking to their classes about the importance of recycling at school and home.