Eco Council

We have a very active Eco Council at Ombersley Endowed First School.

In May 2022 we are awarded official Green flag Eco-School status for the second time.

Our new Eco council for this year are;
Year 1 - Matthew and Niamh
Year 2 – Elsie & Reuben
Year 3 – Maci & Shani
Year 4 – Natalia & Finnley
We are always open to ideas and help with any of the activities. If you have any good ideas to add to our plan please let us know.

Please view our Eco School Action plan below:
Switch it off Fortnight

In November we have a Switch it off Week when we try to reduce the school consumption of electricity and water. The school eco – council will be holding an assembly and we will be monitoring electricity use in school. It is a good opportunity for you to talk about your energy consumption at home – it could even save you money!


All classes have a recycling bin and we recycle all the paper in school. We also buy recycled paper whenever possible. Thank you for your contributions with bags to school, this has always been a great recycling event. We are currently looking at a successful way to collect ink cartridges and hopefully receive
some payment – if you can help with this please let the office know. We held a very successful Great Battery Hunt last term, there is still a used battery collector by the office for any more batteries. We will register to take part again next year. The after school club and nursery have started
collecting used plastic pens and felt tip pens, there is a collection bin and we are hoping to have one in school shortly know.

Thank you to everyone for their input last year with batteries, bags to school. Hopefully this next year will be even more successful.

School Grounds

All classes used the raised beds this year and sold some of the produce Please let us know if you are interested in helping with gardening. The new sensory garden is almost complete and we are planning to plant some bulbs.
RSPB Bird watch. All the children enjoyed this in the past and we have registered to take part again next year. Any birdwatchers are welcome to come and join us.

I am sure you are all aware of the impact of plastic on our planet. The Eco council are planning a campaign to highlight this in school and will be working with school staff to try and reduce our use of plastics in school and in lunchboxes. If you have any good ideas or want to get involved please let us know.

We would like more parents/grandparents/carers to help out with our school Eco council.
If you would like to help out with the gardening, start a recycling scheme or have some good ideas we would love you to join our Eco Committee.
How we as an eco council are helping the environment in our school: 
  • Treehouse building is covered in solar panels. 
  • We are changing the lights in school (including emergency lighting) to LED to reduce our energy bills. 
  • We swapped from single use cartons to glass bottles for our school milk. 
  • We aim to plant more trees on site over the next few years.
  • We aim to plant more pollinator plants over the next few years. 
  • We actively recycle in all parts of the school.
  • We have installed bird boxes. 
  • We only cut the hedges once a year to allow bird nesting to take place. 
  • We take part in outdoor learning and forest sessions. 
  • We visit the natural environments around us. 
  • We switch it off when we are not using it. 
  • We encourage reuse of old uniforms.