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Eco Council

Cuerden Church School

Silver Award Winner


Silver Award criteria:


  • The school has identified an Eco-Committee consisting of pupils and adults which meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils share the responsibility with adults for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved)
  • The Eco-Committee includes a parent and/or governor representative
  • Records are kept of meetings

Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review covering the Eco-Schools topics
  • Results of the review have been discussed by the Eco-Committee and communicated with the whole school
  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan
  • The plan contains timescales, targets and who is responsible
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the plan with the rest of the school

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can indicate that some environmental issues have been covered within curriculum work in most year groups
  • The school has a prominent, designated noticeboard, detailing Eco-Schools activities
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools work to the rest of the school and the wider community (eg. via assemblies and newsletters)

Monitoring and evaluation

  • The Eco-Committee monitors the effectiveness of Eco-Schools work (eg. via data collection, before and after photographs etc)


  • The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code


The Eco Council is made up of two children in each class from Years 1 to Years 6.  We meet every half term to look at the action plan and to decide what is going well and what we need to improve as a school to be more environmentally friendly.


Example activities we take part in are:

  • designing posters to encourage environmental work
  • run an Eco-Code competition
  • taking part in Switch Off Fortnight
  • making Christmas decorations out of recycled materials
  • sharing what we are doing in newsletters
  • presenting a assemblies about recycling and what an Eco Club does
Picture 1 Notice board
Picture 2 Notice board