Why do we have an Eco Committee?
The Eco committee is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way Longwick is run and help it to be environmentally friendly. The Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council/ Eco Committee?
Our Eco Council is made up of one pupil from each class from Year 1 – Year 6 who are voted for by their classmates.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Mrs Healy to discuss their ideas.
What have we done?
As a School we have taken part in “Switch Off Fortnight” which aims to teach children about the importance of saving energy by switching off anything electrical when it is not being used. The Eco Council ensured that this was happening in school by going around the school and making sure that lights, monitors, whiteboards etc were switched off.