Caldershaw Primary

Caldershaw Primary

Nurturing Success Together

Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL12 7QL

01706 658623

Eco School – Eco Council

Our Eco Work

The Eco Council is made up of different children from Year 1 to Year 6. It is a representative group of students who have been elected by their peers.  It meets each week to discuss activities and events which could take place to improve the schools environment, raise money for school funds and charities.The eco-council is responsible for keeping the school eco-friendly.

The Eco Council

Year 2: Wilson and Amelie

Year 3: Jacob and Elsa

Year 4: Emmett and Ruby

Year 5: Scarlet and Bobby

Year 6: Ava and Dominic

Download our 2019 Environmental Review report here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This week we launched our switch off fortnight, where we are encouraging children and parents to use less electricity both at home and at school. Say no to standby!

We are always looking at ways to reduce our use of single-use plastic. During our Eco Council Meeting the children decided we needed to stop using sachets for our sauces at lunchtime. We put forward to Rorrie (our chef) who thought it was a fantastic idea that was quickly implemented in our school! Here are some pictures of the Eco Council during persuading Rorrie to use less plastic in the kitchen.

Our Upcycling competition was a huge success! We had so many fantastic entries. The Mayor and Mayoress were extremely impressed and found it really difficult to choose the winners. Well done to Harvey Crawford and Lewis Wales for their winning entries.

The Eco Council have planted a silver birch tree in the school grounds as part of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations. It will become part of The Queen’s Green Canopy. The sapling was donated and distributed to school by one of the Deputy Lord Lieutenants of Greater Manchester Ian Sandiford and has been logged on the interactive map recording all the trees planted in this jubilee year.

We love it when pupils do eco activities at home! Brendan went on a nature walk and created this to show the different stages of an acorn and a conker.

It was lovely to see Lucas with a tomato in his packed lunch that he had grown over the summer using the seeds that Eco Council sent home.

Well done Lucas!

Thank you to everyone who dressed up as animals on Thursday, we were very impressed with all of the effort that had been put in! We have raised lots of money which will go towards a new fence and shed in our recycle garden.

Download our 2018-2019 Action Plan here.​​​​​​​
Year 4 Water Cycle workshop
Year 4 had a visit from Kingfisher to learn about the water cycle. They had a fun morning full of interesting activities to develop their understanding of what happens to water after we use it!

After inviting the Mayor and Mayoress to come and judge our Upcycling competition, they invited us to go and visit them at the town hall. We watched footage of the Peregrine falcons that have nested there, had lunch with the Mayor and Mayoress and got to explore the chambers. 

Eco council are taking part in The Pod's 'What's under your feet?' project.  For one week in October, March and June we will dig up a soil sample from our nature trail, collect data on the invertebrates we find and send our results off to scientists to be compared with the results from other schools.

Here we are delivering an assembly to the whole school to tell them all about it.

On 12th March 2018, Manchester City of Trees are coming into school for the day to plant over 200 trees in our grounds. Each class will have the opportunity to take part in the planting and we will also be asking for the help of some parents and family members.

We love learning outdoors! Year 5 enjoyed maths outdoor in our fabulous Nature Trail! Here are some pictures of our orienteering adventure! 

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