This year our Eco-Council consists of representatives from each class - from Year 3 to Year 6. At our first meeting we elected Samuel Lewing (Year 4) to be our Chair and Sky Dixon (Year 5) to be our Vice-Chair.
The Newlands Junior School Eco-Council consists of six members: Charlie and Rowan from Class 6, Ben and Farah from Class 5 and Kaitlin and Jude (the head of the Eco-Council) from Class 4.
We aim to help you and our school save energy and recycle to help the environment.
Being an eco-councillor can be a big responsibility, it's basically saving the world by making sure the world doesn't get rubbish and trash everywhere. In school our job is to keep the school clean and healthy but we all need to put in effort to clean up. We all love being eco-councillors. Hopefully, in the future the world stays clean and environmentally safe.
In 2016 we are aiming to achieve the Green Flag Award and have more meetings so we can gather new ideas. Also we will be taking part in 'Switch Off Fortnight' where we will save energy by turning off any electrics when they are not needed.
So everybody, if you want to start helping the environment there are simple things that you can do: turn off lights, pick up rubbish and support environmental charities. If everyone puts in the effort and supports the environment, we can all live in a better place!
We will keep you updated with our news and ideas.
From, The Eco-Council
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