ECO-MONITORS

About Us

The Eco-Monitors is a group made up of pupils throughout the academy (a pupil from each class) co-ordinated by Mrs Drury, Mrs Marshall and Miss Fisher. We meet up each half term to discuss our Action Plan, current environmental news, eco projects and communication from pupils, staff, families and governors.

We like to help our local community. We regularly meet with the Dunstable Town Rangers to help clear up our local areas, such as the Green Lanes and Dunstable Cemetery. We do this by picking up any litter, clearing away leaves and branches, planting flowers and by having a general tidy up (we always wear gloves and use litter pickers).

Latest News

The Academy is taking part in ‘Switch off Fortnight’ from the 18th – 29th November. Our Eco-Monitors are being extra vigilant, as well as encouraging others to see what they can do to cut down on the usage of different items.

Thank you very much to Jack and Sandy from Dunstable … for inviting us to plant bulbs at Olma Park. We really enjoyed the activities you put on for us and we had a wonderful time.

Wheelie Fantastic and Dunstable in Bloom 2019

The Academy entered into Dunstable’s Wheelie fantastic competition. The theme was ‘the senses’. The sense chosen was touch. A wheelbarrow was transformed into a dinosaur named Touchasaurus. He was planted with tactile plants and things found in the school’s environment such as logs, bark and cones. At the Dunstable in Bloom presentation evening, all efforts were rewarded when Weatherfield Academy was awarded first place for youth groups and in the Best Schools section of Dunstable in Bloom, Weatherfield was Highly commended for floral displays.

Eco Schools Green Flags

We have worked hard to achieve four Green Flags from the Keep Britain Tidy’s Eco-Schools project. 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

Our Eco-Monitors for 2019 - 2020

2SP – Jamie McCarthy

2AG – Lucas Harvey- Barrett

3NP – Ruben Tournay

3AC – Kobi Ludford

3WK – Clement Garrand

3CF – Shannon Barr

3AS – Jack Skone

3GS – Bobby Poole

4KO – Callum Cottingham-Hill

4JL – Pascal Pourreuix

4AS – Elijah Blasse

4AJS – Luke Husband

5CP – Ashley Richards

5JH – Ethan Day

5KP – Adam Finch

5IF – Sophie Bagge

Solar Panel Sponsors

The governors wish to thank those of you who have sponsored solar panels. Sponsorship details are available from the academy office if you wish to help us and sponsor a solar panel.

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. Key stage 3 have Rural Studies lessons every other half term, whilst key stage 4 are able to have Rural Studies lessons every week depending on their option choices. These lessons 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. 

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 any time and taken to Mrs Drury.

Saving Energy and Water

Our Eco-Monitors sign a contract which asks them to turn off any unnecessary lights and dripping taps. They carry out these tasks conscientiously. Our computers automatically use less energy if left unused 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, Mrs Marshall or Miss Fisher at the Academy.

Eco-Schools Action Plan

Our Eco-Code

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Bedfordshire

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