Bovingdon Primary AcademyBelonging. Possibilities. Achievement.
May 14 2019

Eco Council

Shree Deb

The Eco Army is made up of one child per class throughout Key Stage Two. 

This year’s Eco Councillors are:

Amber – Citrine

Edward – Amber

Marianne – Turquoise

Noah – Topaz

Jack – Sapphire

Frankie – Aquamarine

William – Tanzanite

Kiera – Lee – Amethyst

They have all been elected by their class for showing passion for helping the environment and for their fantastic ideas. Over the past few years, Eco Council have run a school theme week ‘The Big Switch Off’, created ‘eco bricks’, held an art fundraising competition, conducted surveys for traffic and spoken in assemblies. This term we have introduced food waste bins and we have been litter picking to improve our environment. The Eco councillors have made posters to remind and encourage everyone to bin their litter.

Green Flag Award

We have been awarded the Green Flag several years in a row and the flag can be seen flying high in the school entrance. Our Eco Army have been busy working on a new action plan for this academic year, which you can view by clicking the link at the top of this page.

We will continue to monitor:

  • Paper waste
  • Water wastage
  • Energy wastage
  • Recyclable waste & use of recyclable products
  • Litter
  • Best use of Springfield and school grounds
  • Walk to School weeks
  • Healthy Living and vegetable planting
  • Integrating Fair Trade

How can you help?

Here are some ways you can encourage your children to be environmentally aware, and help us to achieve the award this year:

  • Get the children involved in sorting and recycling rubbish at home to put in the recycling bins provided by the council.
  • Use a garden composter – let the children add the waste and see the resulting compost.
  • Save energy by switching off electrical items that are not being used. Don’t leave TV´s on standby.
  • Encourage them to save water e.g. don´t let the water run whilst cleaning your teeth.
  • Walk to and from school whenever possible.

As well as helping your children make a positive contribution to their world, you will also be supporting them with their learning. By doing these things they will be learning aspects of Geography, Science, Maths, PE, PSHE and citizenship!

Fairtrade School

We were awarded Fairtrade school status in in June 2013. To achieve this we had to fulfil a number of criteria. One of which is to have a whole school Policy for Fairtrade in which everyone in school including the pupils, Governors, Head of School and BAPA agree to encourage and promote the use of Fairtrade products in school.

Road safety at Bovingdon Primary Academy

Following the Road safety petition to Herts County Council early 2017, the governors and staff have been working hard to find ways to make travelling to school safer and more sustainable. We can all see the impact that the volume of car journeys has on the village centre every day, and we want to make sure we can make the village as safe as possible for everyone.

As a school, we actively want to encourage our pupils and staff to walk, scoot or cycle to school as this:

  • keeps us fit and healthy
  • helps our pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them safe as they travel further afield and more independently
  • helps keep our local air clean, and our streets free from congestion

We believe these are life skills that everyone should be able to benefit from.

We have registered for Modeshift Stars and achieved our silver award last year.