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Woodlea Junior School

Eco Committee

The overall aim of the Eco- Council is to help Woodlea develop as an Eco school and become environmentally friendly. It is a great opportunity for the children to become actively involved in the way the school is run.

The council benefits the whole school because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.

Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the children from their class. 

Our Eco-Council representatives for 2021/2022

Our current project

This term, we heard about Keep Britain Tidy's new campaign and decided to take part. We pledged 8 bags of rubbish that we had picked and tidied from around the school grounds to the #GreatBigSchoolClean on the 25th March. Our amazing Eco representatives have been going out with their litter pickers to fill our bags and keep our environment clean. We took part in Sarah Roberts's live stream and learnt all about why it is so important to pick up after ourselves because it takes a single piece of plastic up to 450 years to decompose. 

Also, we found out that litter can harm the animals around our environment when they get stuck or eat something they shouldn't. 


Our past projects

When we met in Autumn 1, we talked about what we could do as a school to reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill. We realised that while plastic bottle tops can be recycled, many facilities don’t have the machinery to do so. This means that they end up going into landfill anyway. 
We decided to make it our effort to collect as many bottle tops as we could from all around school to be able to create a piece of art work that represents our school and our efforts to make our community green. We found some beautiful examples of recycled art that we are using as our inspiration.

We have welcomed some new neighbours to our field. Our #ecocommittee designed and built a #bughotel to help local insects and wildlife. We can’t wait to see who moves in 🐛! Our bug hotel has been built using recycled pieces of wood as we believe in reusing, reducing and recycling when we can. We understand how important to our environment mini beasts are. They are essential for pollinating our flowers and crops as well as providing a food source for local predators. Our bug hotel will provide a snug, safe place for insects to hibernate. It is full of dark crannnies and different structures, they brilliantly replicate the kind of features lots of mini beasts and other small animals look for in our gardens at home. 

A great big thank you to Gabby for taking the time and effort to email a local MP regarding her mission to make Woodlea even more environmentally friendly. It was an honour for Gabby and the school to receive a reply from Nigel Evans advising us on the different grant programmes available to help us achieve goals such as landscaping, tree planting, woodland improvements, pollution prevention and waste & recycling.



Autumn term (2020) aim!

Plan and Design!

The Eco-committee have decided to grow a wildflower meadow on the field to create a lively feeding and nesting ground for insects, birds, butterflies, bees and small animals. During the meeting, the children discussed the importance of a wildflower meadow and how it would impact and benefit the environment around and on the school grounds. In order to complete this project successfully, the children were asked to design and sketch their wildflower meadows and really use their imagination and creativity as to what could be included. Take a look at some of the wonderful design ideas created by the children!




Our Eco Committee were invited to the launch of The Big Tree Plant at South Ribble Council.


Hi! Welcome to the greenest page on the website! 


We welcome our Eco council members (1 child per class)

Emilia M, Aimee T, Bethany K, Izzy F, Jacob W, Harriett L, Noah V and Evie F.

The aim of the Eco Council is to help Woodlea Junior School to develop and become environmentally friendly.



Our Eco Warriors want to remind you to STAY GREEN.

Remember not to litter and to try and buy things which don't use single-use plastic wherever possible. 


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Our Eco council have been involved in the Bag 2 School organisation. They encouraged all the children at Woodlea Junior School to fill their plastic bags up with unwanted clothes and bring them into school on Thursday 21st November 2019. Bag 2 School is a company that specializes in good quality second hand clothing that can be re-used instead of clothing ending up at landfill sites, causing pollution in the air. The clothing that ends up in landfills can sit there for 200-plus years, and as it decomposes, it emits methane—a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon.

A great big THANK YOU to everyone at Woodlea Junior School for taking part with this scheme to help our area become eco-friendly. 

Saving Energy

This term at Woodlea Junior School, we are going to try our best to remember to switch off lights when we are not in rooms, switch off computers and projectors when we are not using them. The Eco Council will monitor this and remind us all. The Eco Council children have made posters to go around the school to remind us all to do it. Maybe you could have a go at home too!