Botwell House Catholic School is proud to be an Eco School. We have a team of keen, green Eco-Warriors who sort out recycling on a day to day basis and lead the school in different initiatives, such as how to save energy, how to care for our habitat and how to reduce rubbish waste. There are 24 The Key Stage 2 Eco Warriors, two for each class.
We are currently working towards our Green Flag ECO badge award. The Eco Warriors have discussed what we need to do and have written an action plan. From this plan we identified some things that we felt were most important in helping our school to become more environmentally friendly.
Our main priorities for the year are to:
- Encourage children to recycle correctly within the classroom.
- Try and reduce our energy bills by turning off lights and computers.
- Encourage children to respect our habitat and the wildlife and plants within it.
- Encourage children to walk to school.
Posters are in every classroom to remind all children and staff to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and also be mindful of water use. One of our roles as Eco Warriors is to recycle materials such as paper and save energy where possible. Regular inspections are completed to show whether or not the correct materials are being recycled in each class and whether electrical energy is being used wisely. An energy audit will also be completed as part of the 'Switch off Fortnight' campaign that we have joined.
We also take part in a litter pick activity after play and lunch times to ensure our school is kept clean.
Meet our Eco Warrior team
Our Eco Code..
Botwell is the best at being eco friendly
Open to new ideas and suggestions
Trees should be saved, not cut down
We are united as an eco school
Educating others to keep the environment clean
Love the world
Let's all be eco friendly
Everyone at our school cares for the environment
Careful when picking up litter
Our school works together to make our world a better place
Cleaner, greener Botwell
Happy to help
Always wearing a smile
Managing waste in school
I love helping our school be a nicer place to learn
Only use cars when necessary
Never waste electricity
Save water and electricity
Litter Picking in Hayes Town.
Check out our beautiful flowers from our KS2 gardens!
Spring has finally sprung! Check out our beautiful flowers that have finally come out to say hello after our two awesome afternoons of weeding and planting. Once again, a HUGE thank you to the awesome eco warriors and their mums and dads who came and helped on those afternoons. It was wonderful to involve our families in school projects. We look forward to the next one!
Eco-Warrior 'Switch off Fortnight' campaign, November 2018
In November 2018, the Eco-Warriors signed up to the National campaign, 'Switch off Fortnight,' sponsored by EDF energy. The team monitored the energy usage for every class within the school for two weeks, so see which class was the most eco-friendly. The results are as follows.
Most Eco- friendly class in each year group:
Year 1 - 1J
Year 2 - 2C
Year 3 - 3P
Year 4 - 4R
Year 5 - 5B
Year 6 - 60
1st place: 4R
2nd place: 1J
3rd place: 5B
Well done to everyone who took part.
Switch off Fortnight resources
Earth Day 2019 / Reducing Plastic Campaign - April 2019
As part of Earth Day 2019 and our 'Reduce Plastic Campaign,' the children were asked to bring in any plastic bottles that they used at home during the course of one week. We emptied the bottles collected into the cage to see how many there were.
Here is the shocking result!
Earth Day 2019 / Reduce Plastic Campaign - April 2019
As part of our reducing plastic week, the children took part in a competition to create a model out of any recycled plastic or other rubbish. Well done, to all the children who took part; the models were AMAZING!
A particular well done to the winners for each year group.
Year 1 - Hanna
Year 2 - Luana
Year 3 - David
Year 4 - Amanda
Year 5 - Kai
Year 6 - Igor