High Bank School’s Eco-Committee
We are so excited to be continuing our school’s Eco-Committee. A group of children have been selected from the Key Stage 2 classes to represent the school, working towards achieving the Eco-Schools award for High Bank! There are so many benefits which arise from this including: allowing the children to take responsibility for the surroundings around them. It also aims to create a culture of social caring. In addition, Eco-Schools enhance and thrive within a caring school community where the views of others are valued and action is taken in response to these views. The school becomes a place to make positive changes and to make a difference.
There are nine specific areas the Eco-Committee will look at and together with Mrs Bartkiw, Mr Berry (a school governor) and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, they will work out how, as a school, we are supporting these areas and the changes and possible next steps we need in place to become even better (This is where their environmental review will come in handy!).
The nine areas on which we focus are:
- Healthy Living
- School Grounds
- Global Citizenship
These areas are also studied across the curriculum and all the classes contribute to achieving the award.