Alresford Primary School

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Alresford Primary School

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  2. Eco-Council


We are very proud to say that we achieved Eco-School Status with a Distinction in July 2023!

Thank you to everyone for their support in making Alresford an eco-friendly environment.

Mrs Mucklow is our Eco-coordinator and is leading our Eco-Council. 

Whole School Involvement:

Cut Your Carbon Challenge:

During the month of November 2023, we took part in the 'Cut Your Carbon' challenge. Children were challenged to take part in nine challenges at home which would raise awareness for simple changes we can make in our daily lives to reduce our carbon footprint. These included having a meat-free day, turning our heating down by 1˚C for one week or taking showers for only four minutes.

We had many enthusiastic participants and have been entered into a prize draw for some resources for school. 

Marine Day and Craft Sales 2023

After much discussion we chose to support the 'Marine Conservation Society' as part of our Action Plan.

The Eco-Committee based this on our results from our Environmental Review as we really wanted to raise awareness for the consequences of plastic pollution. Below is the PowerPoint used to introduce our cause to each class on Marine Day (June 6th 2023).

Each class then made crafts out of reusable or recycled materials which we sold for donations to raise money for the Marine Conservation Charity. You can see some photos of these below. 

We raised £250 at this incredible event and all money raised was sent to a very appreciative Marine Conservation Society.

RSPB Bird Watch:

On Friday 27th January 2023 we took part in the RSPB's Garden Bird watch. 

Five enthusiastic volunteers from every class across the school spent some time over lunchtime with Mrs Mucklow looking for different species of birds outside her classroom window. 

We saw such a variety in the one hour time slot, Including a Great Spotted Woodpecker!

Below you can find our results. Our greatest flock size was eight Great tits at once, closely followed by seven Wood pigeons:

Our Eco-Committee:

We have such enthusiastic an enthusiastic Eco-council here at Alresford. It is great to see how enthusiastic our school is about being 'greener' and helping the environment!

We have 14 members in total -  two children from each class from Year 1 to year 6.

We meet regularly to discuss ideas and our Action Plan as we work towards maintaining Eco-School status.

Please let them know if you have any ideas or resources as we would love to include everyone in our projects.

We will keep you updated of our progress. Below you can find our Action Plan and Newsletters.

 Further Information:

For further information on what 'Eco-Schools' are and the types of projects we are hoping to get involved in please see the Eco-Schools website:

The Eco-Schools Impact report is also a great resource for sharing how passionate and inspired children have been. Their projects really have made a difference! 

Our Action Plans:

 Action Plan (November 2023).pptxDownload
 Action Plan - June 2023.pptxDownload
 Action Plan - March 2023 - Evaluated.pptxDownload
 Action Plan - March 2023.pptxDownload
 Action Plan - May 2023.pptxDownload
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Eco-Committee Newsletters:

 Newsletter - Spring 2 - 2023.pdfDownload
 Newsletter - Summer 1 - 2023.pdfDownload
 Newsletter - Summer 2 - 2023.pdfDownload
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If you are interested in supporting at home please take a look at these useful webpages:

RSPB Website

Essex Wildlife Trust

Keep Britain Tidy:

Eco-friendly Kids:

National Geographic for Kids: