Eco Council

The Eco Council Mission Statement

The eco council wants everyone to keep the school litter free, to save electricity and to recycle more.

This was written by the members of the Eco Council in September 2014.

Eco Council 2015 - 2016

Walk Once a Week.

This year we are continuing the WOW scheme (Walk Once a Week) which encourages children to try to walk to school at least once a week.

Every child who does this will receive a badge at the end of each month and the class with the most children who walk receive a trophy to keep in their classroom for a month.

Eco friendly christmas tree decorations.

Well done to the Eco Council who made eco friendly christmas tree decorations by decorating pinecones in glitter.

The glitter pinecones were on sale at the Parish Church Christmas Fair on Sunday December 6th and raised £15 for the Church fund.

Litter picking

The Eco Council helped to clean the school grounds with Mrs Shaw in their Spring meeting. They used litter pickers and partly filled one bin bag.

We also completed a litter pick on Cutnook Lane using resouces from the Hamilton Davies Trust.

Their litter picking rota was discussed and they were reminded to carry out their litter picking duties at break times.


Eco Council 2016-2017

We have lots planned for this year.

In November we are taking part in Switch off Fortnight. There will be a competition for the children to enter and the Eco Council will choose the winner.

We are litter picking every day on the playground and will litter pick along Cutnook Lane in the summer term.

We will be collecting used stamps as part of our dedication to recycling. These will be posted to Great Ormond Strret Hospital to help raise vital funds.

There will be a recycling assembly for KS2 in November to help remind children about the importance of recycling.



The Eco Council members have picked three winners for the competition held during switch off fortnight in November. The children needed to colour in a picture and write an energy saving tip. The prizes were suggested by the Eco Council.

The winners are -

Christian in reception

Isla in year two.

Laila in year five.




The Eco Council will be helping the Gardening Club to achieve a bronze RSPB wild Challenge award by planting herbs in the school grounds to attract wildlife.



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St Joseph the Worker Primary School

Cutnook Lane, Irlam, M44 6GX

Main Contact: Mrs A Brierley - School Business Manager & Miss K Chilton - School Clerk

Tel: 0161 921 1695
Fax: 0161 921 1699