The Eco-Schools programme is designed to raise environmental awareness among young people and is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
On Friday 30th November 2018, St John’s CE primary School earned the Bronze Eco Schools Award (see our certificate below). On Wednesday 22nd May 2019, St John’s CE primary School earned the Silver Eco Schools Award (see our certificate below). The Eco Champions have worked very hard with staff, pupils, parents and the local community to raise awareness of how we can become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Meet our Eco Champions
On Thursday 26th September 2019, children at St John’s CE Primary School took part in voting for their 2019-2020 Eco Champions.
Children in each class, from Year 1 to Year 6, who wished to be put forward for election, had to write a manifesto describing why they thought they would be good for the job. All children cast a vote for the nominees in their class to choose one Eco Champion. The votes were cast in secret. They were then counted and verified and the result were announced in a whole school Collective Worship on Friday 27th September 2019.
The Eco Champions and St John’s Parliament have continued their traffic surveys. You may have seen us smiling in high-vis jackets, with our clipboards, surveying the parking of vehicles outside the front of our school. The children have taken their role with great maturity and enthusiasm.
We are pleased to say that since starting our surveys the number of cars parking outside school has reduced dramatically. We even had a day where there were no cars! Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us with our project.
The Eco Champions and St John’s Parliament hope that you will continue to park safely and considerately to help with the safety of our children and the local community. We would also like to remind you that you can now access the school grounds via the gate that leads directly from the nearby car park.
The Eco Committee have decided to take part in this years Big Battery Hunt. Your child will have now received their individual recycling box. At the bottom of this page and in the letters section of the website you will find a letter to parents about the campaign and an activity booklet for pupils.
Please visit the link below for more information about the campaign
On Tuesday 4th December 2018 the Eco Champions visited Amey Waste Management Park in Waterbeach. The visit included a guided tour of the waste management park, where the children learnt about the different composting and recycling processes. The visit also gave us the opportunity to think about waste and the possibilities of reducing, reusing and recycling.