Abbot's Hall has proudly been an Eco School since 2009 when we gained our first Bronze award. We have since achieved the Silver award and the highest award 'Green Flag' status. The nine Eco topics are embedded into the school curriculum and daily life of the school.
The Eco Committee
The Committee meet at least once a month and include children from Years 1-6. At committee meetings we discuss the school Eco Action plan and collaboratively work towards achieving the targets. The Committee enjoy planning Eco events which involve the whole school such as 'Outdoor Classroom Day'. We regularly monitor the school grounds and suggest ways to improve our school. Eco members take pride in keeping Abbot's Hall looking clean and litter free and can often be seen at lunchtimes litter picking on the field and playground.
The committee members take responsibility in their own classrooms for emptying the fruit peeling bins into the compost bins and monitor the use of paper and rubbish bins.
The Eco Committee members every day empty their class fruit peeling bins into our compost bins. The created compost is used by Gardening Club and placed onto the school vegetable plot.
The Eco Committee started work to finish making the Bug Hotel in the Pond area. We added into the existing pallets, leaves which bugs could hide in. The children suggested placing the fallen apples from the nearby tree, onto the top of the pallets
to provide not only a roof but more food materials for bugs and also birds.
The Eco Committee sorted their classes paper recycling boxes to check they contained only paper. They took out any cardboard, plastic and tissues and then emptied the paper into the big paper recycling bin.