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Eco Committee

Eco Committee 2023 2024


Name of pupil voice group 

Eco Committee/Eco Club

Aims of the group 

· Teach and prepare pupils to play an active role as ethically informed citizens of Wales and the wider world

· Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities

· Develop healthy, safer lifestyles

· Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people

· To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others 

· To make a difference - our own Eco Schools motto


Why school has the group 

The Eco Schools programme is designed to empower and inspire our pupils to make positive environmental changes to our school and wider community, while building on their skills, including numeracy and literacy, and encompassing Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.

The fundamental concept of Eco-Schools is to identify areas within the school that can be improved environmentally and take action to make a difference. This can lead to substantial cost savings in areas like waste, energy, water and litter. All brought about by positive changes in behaviour driven by our pupils!


What does the group develop 

· Responsible citizens with a shared responsibility

· Knowledge and understanding of environmental issues

· Building confidence and life skills

· Developing new ethical behaviours and thought processes

· Individual and group responsibilities

· New life experiences

· New friendships through shared experiences


What experiences does the group give to pupils 

· Environmental reviews and action plan

· Organising and implementing action plan targets across seven Eco Schools areas and links to the curriculum

· Monitoring and evaluating targets

· Hands on experiences weekly in Eco Club




Joining the committee

Pupils apply for the Eco Schools committee in September each year expressing how they can ‘make a difference’ to our school and environment.

Year 5 pupils are given the option to stay on and lead the committee in year 6 by sharing their previous experiences and skills.



· Two representatives from each class Year 2 - Year 6

· Option for additional Year 5 members to stay on the committee in year 6

· Co-ordinator - Mrs T Rogers

· Link Governor - Mr C Jones

· Eco Committee meet as ‘Eco Club’ at 12.25 p.m. every Wednesday

· Actions/targets set through Environmental Reviews

· Weekly activities are taken from our targets and determined by Eco Co-ordinator and Year 6 members


Links between the school and pupil voice groups 

· Friends and family of the school are updated on Eco Club                 activities on the school newsletter on the school website, on our school Facebook page and on our Twitter account - @BryncochCiWschool #BCCIWwecanmakeadifference


Governor involvement 

· Link Governor - Mr C Jones

· Updates on targets and how we are doing by Eco Chairperson

· Eco Worship attendance

Giving feedback to pupils 

·  Eco Committee representatives feedback during whole school worship, or class representatives speak to their own class

Any further information 

We are a Platinum Eco School and retained our status for the third time in January 2023