Welcome to the Eco Warrior page. There are fourteen Eco warriors in our school. In September each class chose two people who they thought would make great Eco warriors!
We are currently working towards our Bronze ECO badge award. We made a list of all the things we needed to do and wrote 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:
- Try and reduce our energy bills by turning off lights and computers.
- Encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.
- Try and recycle or reuse materials that we currently do not recycle.
First we made some posters to display on our Eco Warrior display to encourage children and teachers to save energy by turning lights and laptops off. Here are some examples:
One of our roles as Eco Warriors is to recycle materials such as paper. Every Thursday we empty the recycling bins with Mr Renwick.
Alison from Fleat First has been working with our school to encourage people to ride, scoot or walk to school instead of taking cars. Last week we hosted a ‘Be Bright Be Seen morning’ we came to school on bikes and scooters and decorated them in bright colours and with lights on. We even dressed up in our brightest clothes! Well Done to Jack in Year 2 for his well lit up bike and Hollie in Year 1 who had the brightest clothes!
We had a competition in school to see which class could ride, scoot or walk to school the most times. The winners were year 4! They got a special prize of designing and making smoothies! We were all really jealous! Their smoothies looked delicious!
Bird Watching Week
The Eco Warriors made bird feeders to attract new birds to the school in preparation for Bird Watching Week. It was a bit tricky at first to make a hole in the apple but we persevered, then we put sunflower seeds in the apple for the birds to eat. After that we chose a place in the school grounds to hang our bird feeders. Fingers crossed we get lots of different birds coming to Falla Park!
No Smoking Day!
In March, Glen and Vicki from Gateshead Housing came to visit the Eco Warriors at Falla Park. We started by taking part in a quick quiz to find out how much money it costs the council to clean our streets from litter and in particular cigarettes. We were shocked at how much money it costs for something that could be prevented.
“I can’t believe we spend so much money nearly the same amount as a helicopter a year on cleaning up cigarettes.” Lewis Year 5
Once we had finished that we put special gloves and jackets on and used litter picking equipment, especially donated by the housing company to look around our local environment for cigarette end and packets.
“There are loads here; I don’t think I can pick them all up!” Leighton year 4
We really enjoyed using the pickers to pick up rubbish and put them into black bags, it was tricky at first but we soon got the hang of it!
Finally the fire service came and talked to us about fires caused by cigarettes and showed us the equipment they would use to put the fire out.
We were lucky enough to go into the engine and see all their clothing and computer equipment in the van that helps them locate the fire.
“They use these bright torches to find people in the fire” Liam Year 1
Our favourite part had to be when we were allowed to try using the hose. We all got soaking wet from the spray but thoroughly enjoyed it!
“It was so powerful; the spray was soaking my hair!” Abbi Year 2