ECO-MONITORS

Welcome

Weatherfield Eco-Schools group include the Eco-Family Team (made up from parents and relatives) and the Eco-Monitors (pupils from the Academy). The group is co-ordinated by Mrs Drury and Mr Dowling. We meet up each half term to discuss our Action Plan, current environmental news, eco projects and communication from pupils, staff, families and governors.

LATEST NEWS - Weatherfield Academy is awarded our Fourth Green Flag!

The staff and students at Weatherfield Academy are delighted that we have been awarded with our fourth Green Flag from the Keep Britain Tidy's Eco-School's project. John Huckle, the assessor from Eco-Schools, met with our enthusiastic team of Eco-Monitors and two members of our Eco-Family group, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Hanley on 23rd March 2017. Mr Dowling and myself prepared a tour of Weatherfield Academy's amazing farm and grounds and we met with many staff and students who all share our enthusiasm for caring for the environment. Mr Huckle's report stated: Congratulations Weatherfield, you really deserve your Eco-Schools Green Flag to be renewed. The Eco-Committee members were determined to impress me with all you had done to conserve resources, care for plants and animals and work with people in the local community - and they succeeded! You have a great deal to celebrate, especially your school grounds, your Rural Studies lessons and the school's culture of care that enables you to be 'the best person you can be.' Well done to everyone and keep up the good work.

 

A wonderful success for us all. Mrs Drury

Our Eco-Monitors for 2018-2019

2SP - Libby Phillips

2FM - Lexie Board

2NP - Saun Dunn

3KP - Baylie Cane

3AS - Bobby Poole

3CF - George Dallas

3WK - Callum Cottingham - Hill

4JY - Adam Finch

4TM - Adam Woodburn

4KO - Sam Templeman

4JL - Andrew Sinah

5CP - Sebastian Clewlow

5JH - Ethan Day

5GS - Alfie McGrath

Solar Panel Sponsors

We would like to thank the following companies and individuals who have kindly

sponsored our solar panels:

 

2014/15

  • Stanford Plastering Ltd – Mr McCallion - Panels 1 & 2

  • Hayden Finlayson & Family - Panel No 3

  • Jonathan & Sarah McGrath - Panel No 4

  • DGK Construction (E Dearden) - Panel No 5

  • DRM Business Training & Consultancy Panel No 6

  • Tri-Dive Scuba - Panel No 7 

 

2015/16

  • Mr & Mrs McGrath - Panel No 8

  • DRM Business Training & Consultancy - Panel No 9

  • M J Security Systems Ltd - Panel No 10 & 11

  • Mr Dearden/DGK Construction No 12

  • Mr Philip Gillam No 13

Eco-Schools Action Plan

Our Eco-Code

We have TWO Eco Schools Green Flags!

As you may know, Weatherfield Academy has already been honoured with the bronze and silver awards, plus TWO prestigious Green Flag Awards, which recognise excellence in the field of environmental activity.  Green Flag status is awarded by Eco-Schools. This is a national scheme which rewards and accredits schools who have made a commitment to continuously improve and clearly evidence their environmental performance. 

Some of our brilliant Eco-Monitors with our second Green Flag, May 2013.

Solar Panels

The governors wish to thank those who of you who have sponsored solar panels.  We will be putting the names of our sponsors on the website in the near future, along with a sponsor board in the entrance hall. Sponsorship details are available from the academy office.

Working Together

Everyone in the Academy works actively together to care for our farm, fruit, vegetables and herb gardens, ponds and well maintained grounds. We are a litter free school.

The pupils all receive weekly Rural Studies lessons, which involve animal care and horticulture. These lessons ensure that when a pupil leaves the Academy they can maintain their own garden and care for pets, as well as farm animals. Several previous students have completed further education and pursued careers linked to the outside environment.

Solar and Wind Energy

We are extremely proud that we generate solar and wind energy

which powers the pumps in two of our ponds.

Composting

We have a manure compost area on our farm and a plant based

compost area. Both composts are used to help us grow our own

fruits, vegetables and herbs in an organic way.

Recycling

Each classroom has a recycling bin which is emptied weekly.

We also recycle paper in partnership with a local paper mill.

The following items can be recycled by the Academy: 

 

                        •           old mobile phones

                        •           empty printer ink cartridges

                        •           used batteries

 

These can be brought into school at anytime and taken to Mrs Drury.

The Friends of Weatherfield have two collections a year from Bags2School where your old unwanted clothes, bedding (no duvets please), curtains, soft toys, pairs of shoes and handbags can be recycled. The next collection will be on our summer term’s Parents Evening, so please hold on to your items until then.

Saving Energy and Water

Our Eco-Monitors sign a contract which asks them to turn off any un-necessary lights and dripping taps. They carry out these tasks conscientiously. Our computers automatically use less energy if left un-used for a short period of time.

 

We are regularly communicating the importance of environmental issues with the pupils. If you would like to help us with our Eco-Schools work, please contact Mrs Drury at the Academy.

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Bedfordshire

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