Welcome to a section on the school’s website dedicated to our environmental work in and around the school. We believe that by raising awareness of the benefits and promoting the use and enjoyment of the natural environment, we can also encourage and highlight the need for its care.
Eco Council Mission Statement
Anson's Eco Council tries to encourage every pupil in our school to care for our environment. The council will help everyone to do this through giving information and by setting a good example. We will help pupils take part in council meetings where everyone can contribute ideas and opinions. We want to make the world a better place and encourage pupils to become happy, healthy responsible citizens. We want to make our school a fun place to learn and grow.
Eco Council Meetings
We meet every week with Mrs Hayward to discuss any new ideas that we have. We have just completed our 2023-24 Environmental review, so that we can evaluate how well we are doing as an Eco school and identify areas we wish to develop this year. We will use the findings from this to come up with an action plan.
We regularly check that the vegetable patches and flower beds are watered so we can grow our own Anson fruit and veg. We also check that lights, screens and computers are switched off when not being used, to help save electricity.
This week we have been weeding the beds next to the playground and covering them with netting to protect them from intruders! Hopefully they will stay clear until we plant in the Spring.
So far this half term, a priority task has been to dig out the last of the fruit and vegetables, to donate to those in need at our Harvest service. During the past year (and with some help from a few kind parent volunteers) we have successfully grown beetroot, tomatoes, sweetcorn, pumpkins and apples. Here we are picking the last of them ready for Church: