At Birchfields, we are working towards achieving our Eco-schools status.
We have a wonderful team of enthusiastic ‘Eco Warriors’ to help us achieve our goal. The team consists of eighteen children; one child from each class from Years 1-6. The children were voted onto the team by their classmates after completing a piece of homework about why they would be the best candidates for the job.
The Eco Council Team is run by Mrs Glackin, our school Geography lead and a Key Stage 2 teacher. The team aims to meet once a month to learn ways to make Birchfields a more environmentally friendly setting and to promote our work to the rest of the school. Over the next few months we will work our way through the ten areas set out by Eco Schools to achieve our status. These areas are biodiversity, energy, Global Citizenship, healthy living, litter, marine, school grounds, transport, waste and water. We will work with the rest of the school and wider school community to make many small changes in order to make Birchfields as clean and green as possible.