Today, both groups were discussing what they wanted the school to take forward to enhance the outdoors. We had many different amazing ideas from the younger Eco group, ranging from the creation of a reading corner/re-purpose of one of the sheds into a library and mindfulness area, the creation of a trampoline and wilderness area, games painted on the playground floor and more flower displays which the pupils’ would be responsible for planting.
Today the younger Eco group reminded itself about what we had been talking about before Christmas with which animals live in our local woods and how we look after the trees. We then began drawing our favorite animals that we see in Scottish forests.
Today we learned about all the litter in the world and what we could do with all of the litter. Someone suggested that we could fire it up into Space. We then talked about if this would be a good idea or not and why it wasn’t a good plan.
01.10.21 – We had a shorter meeting today. We came together as group and discussed which Rights were relevant to our group. After lots of great discussion we decided on 3.
Article 24 – Health, Water, Food, Environment
Article 15 – Setting up or Joining a Group
Article 12 – Respect for Children’s Views
The P1-3 group carried out a brief litter pick of the school grounds wanting to help keep ourselves and the animals safe from litter.
Today we had our first Eco Committee meeting. The Eco group has been split into two groups, P1-3 form one group and P4-7 form another group.
Today we spoke about the Aims of the Eco Group and shared ideas we had to improve our school and our playground. We had a lot of great ideas including creating a wildlife pond, planning and planting a sensory garden and having a campaign to reduce the amount of litter in our playground.
We voted on a Chair, a Vice Chair and a secretary for our group.
The Eco Group members this year are:
P6/7 – Alasdair (Chair), Andrew, Liam, Dylan, Rory and Sam.
Gaelic – Sophie (Vice), Belle and Lilah
P5/6 – Kaleb (Secretary), Keighla, Aaron, Lyndsey, Thea, Robbie, Grayson and Evie.
P3/4/5 – Cassandra, Nathan, Hamish, Daniel, Euan, Indie and Elise.
P2/3 – Khloe, Marley, Bella and Edith.
P1/2 – Skye, Ruaridh, Daniel, Kai Kai, Hector, Junior, Carrie and Rosamund.