St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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We appointed four new Carbon Ambassadors from Year 6 to promote and share the ECO message of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. The message of recycling is very important in our school and requires us all to take a responsibility for the way in which we use our planets resources.

As an Eco-Ambassadors team we are currently monitoring the Energy consumption in school and looking at ways in which we can reduce this each week. We meet every Friday lunch time with Mr Morton to discuss, plan and prepare actions we need to complete.

Currently we have been working on the ECO Trophy. This is a trophy started by last year’s Eco Ambassadors as a weekly reward to the class who have saved the most energy by following some simple steps such as; switching classroom lights off when not in use, closing doors at breaktimes, turning off the taps and also putting our new Windows 8 tablets on timer charge.

As Eco Ambassadors we aim to support the school and its community in reducing energy we use to make our planet a better place to live and work. Over the course of this year we will be sharing competitions, activities, messages and events. Please look out for all of these and support us as and when you can. 

As part of our Eco-Ambassadors role we need to think about what the Government say and their ideas on Energy reduction. In our meetings with Mr Morton we have been looking at key messages that we found on the ECO-Award website which detail actions we need to think about. One of those messages was; 

The Government in England wants every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) launched their Sustainable Schools Framework in 2006 when the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP set out challenging long-term aspirations for schools to mainstream learning about sustainable development issues and sustainable practices into everyday school life.

As ECO- Ambassadors we will be looking more closely at the Eco-Schools international award programme to support and guide our sustainable journey over the coming year, so look out for our ECO-CODE, Our ECO Song and think about how you use your energy…are you an Eco Saver? If you have any messages or ideas you would like to share with the ECO-Ambassadors, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.

Article 4: You have the right to be in an environment where you can grow and reach your potential. 

Article 24: You have the right to a clean and safe environment.

Article 29: Your education should help you to learn to live peacefully, respect the environment and respect other people.