Welcome to our Kingfisher Primary Eco-Council Page!
Here at Kingfisher Primary School, we believe the children are at the core of what we do and are the future of our world. Our Eco-Councillors are a group of individuals who feel passionately about the world in which we live in and want to make Kingfisher a more sustainable and eco-friendly place to be. These children were selected by their peers to represent and share their classes ideas and they meet regularly with Miss Broadribb to share these.
The children have already started to make a difference to the school community and are working hard with completing action plans and environmental reviews to see areas for us to improve as a school.
If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please contact our Eco-Coordinator Miss Broadribb on the playground or via the school office.
Below, you will find updates on the improvements that the Eco Council are making at Kingfisher.
Looking at Kingfisher’s Energy Use
Year 3 and some of our eco-councillors were incredibly fortunate enough to have a visit with Richard who was looking at our energy usage at Kingfisher. He brought with him a thermal imaging camera which the children were ecstatic to have a go with and he answered lots of useful questions about how to reduce energy. Thank you for your time and enthusiasm Richard, the children really enjoyed your visit.
What are we hoping to achieve next?
In a short length of time, we have already started to make a change to our school community. Before the end of the year, we want to:
- Introduce energy monitors for each class who regularly check that lights and computers are turned off when classrooms are left unsupervised.
- Have a plant friendly week, where we focus on caring for our plants and introduce some class plants too.
- Fundraise for an eco-charity.
- Promote energy saving and recycling at home and design posters to encourage parents to help save the environment too!
- Keep our rooms tidy and continue to recycle in school.
- Work as a team to make Kingfisher an even better place to be!
Eco-Council Assembly Update
On 26th January 2023, our Eco-Council led a brilliant assembly updating the whole school on all their hard work so far this year. It was brilliant to see participation from all of the children in delivering the assembly, including our Minnows who are the youngest members of the Eco-Council. Leading an assembly can be very daunting, but we were incredibly proud of the confidence that our young leaders had when speaking and sharing their latest work with their peers. Well done Eco-Councillors, we are all incredibly proud of you and the work that you are doing to improve our school!
What have our Eco-Council achieved already this year?
Our Eco-Council have been working incredibly hard to ensure life at Kingfisher is more sustainable, reduce the amount of energy and develop a more economically efficient school environment. The children have lots of brilliant ideas which they have shared in meetings. Below is a list of some of the improvements they have already made through regular meetings with Miss Broadribb:
Fruit Trees Ordered!
A big thank you to From the Ground Up for confirming our fruit tree order which will be arriving from the week beginning the 6th March. We are incredibly proud to be receiving two apple trees and two pear trees which will make fantastic additions to our school field. We can't wait to get started and begin growing more of our own food and produce at Kingfisher!
Organising our Waste at Kingfisher!
An area we have identified for development at Kingfisher is reducing our waste and recycling more. The children want to be able to recycle more to help save the environment. New bins have been ordered and have arrived to allow the children to recycle more on the playground, as well as in classrooms. A litter picking rota has been organised to give each class the opportunity to take ownership in keeping our playground and school environment tidy and ensure that we are recycling at every opportunity that we get.