A new Eco-Council has been formed at St Benedict’s, and they met for the first time just before half term.
Mrs Lee & Mr Hamilton oversaw the meeting and said it was a good meeting.
And outline of ideas discussed are below.
Lack or recycling facilities
Lack of trees on Campus
Electric use – Lights left on, Computers on, radiators on with windows open etc.
Paper & printing issues – Wasted paper
Single use plastic (SUP) bottles
Car use to & from school & engines left running while parents/carers wait to collect children
Source of paper (for copiers and exercise books) – Is this always recycled?
Lighting in classrooms – Timers (do they all work?) – Staff and student awareness
Consider car sharing – Minimum of three passengers per car to access school site.
Water coolers to refill bottles (United Utilities can provide free multi-use drinks bottles to students)
Shorten length of time taps run for when washing hands – Wasted water was discussed at length
Search engine that is set as standard on all school PCs/laptops – Could we use Ecosia – they plant the trees for us when we do the internet searches.
We look forward to following what the Eco-Council will do going forward and wish them lots of luck!