Holmer Eco-Committee is made up of staff and children who are passionate about making our school more sustainable and helping us become more aware of green issues. The children are the driving force behind the Committee which meets on a regular basis to discuss new ideas and plan activities aimed at increasing environmental awareness.
Each year we start by carrying out an Environmental Review of the different topics: Biodiversity, Marine, Energy, Litter, Water, Healthy Living, School Grounds, Global Citizenship, Transport and Waste. We then look at our results to decide which topics we will want to work on. We have lots of discussion and a vote to make a choice on what areas we need to prioritise in our action plan. This year we chose: School Grounds, Litter and Energy.
Our pupils have already recognised that we can all do our bit to save energy and have already begun a campaign around school encouraging us all to turn off the lights when they are not needed.
Finally, we are really excited to be working towards our Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation. This is a seven step process, schools can then apply for, which recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of young people.