OPJS Eco Page

Eco Council

What is Eco Council?

Eco Council is a group of children who meet each term to discuss eco friendly and environmental issues within school, which prepares children to live their future lives with consideration for global issues. There will be one eco councillor from each class.

Why do we have an Eco Council?

-To ensure our school is eco-friendly and prepares children to live with reflection of the environment.

-To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.

-To discuss and raise issues related to the environment.

How do children become an Eco Councillor?

Children who want to apply to become an Eco Councillor present themselves to their classmates with the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Then, children vote for their chosen representative. 

What happens in the meetings?

We will begin each year by completing an environmental review to find out our schools successes and areas for improvement. We then use this to create an action plan for the upcoming year. Throughout the year, each Eco Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.

Useful links

Young People's Trust for the Environment 

A charity set up to encourage young people's understanding of the environment.

Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic is all about taking action against plastic pollution. 

Young Climate Warriors

Young Climate Warriors provids children with fun weekly climate-change related challenges

Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers against Sewage is a community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife.  

Farms for City Children

Farms for City Children is a charity enabling children from disadvantaged communities to experience the adventure of working together on our farms in the heart of the British countryside.

Energy Sparks

Energy Sparks helps schools become more energy efficient and fight climate change.

FACE (Families Acting on Climate Emergency)

FACE is a network of families, friends and groups in the Bath area. They raise awareness and take action on climate change and nature protection, with family-friendly events, political engagement, rewilding projects, work in schools and more.



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