Hello and welcome to our NCPA Eco Council page.
Inspired by the events of COP26, our multi-academy trust joining the Let’s Go Zero pledge and our intention to become ‘Active Citizens’, the NCPA Eco Council was brought to life.
Each class, from Year 1 to Year 6, has a democratically chosen representative who works within the group to formulate ideas of how we can make our school ‘a cleaner and greener place to be’.
Meet our Eco Council
WWF ‘Forest of Promises’
The first action of our Eco Council was to take part in the WWF ‘Forest of Promises’ campaign. Each class, from Nursery to Year 6, have made a promise of something they can do within their classroom to support our Eco Council motto. The range of pledges is fantastic and diverse.
Ducklings Nursery promise to recycle paper correctly. Our recycling monitor will make sure used paper goes in the recycling bin.
Reception Robins promise to turn our lights off when we leave the room.
Hepworth Class promise to turn off the taps in the toilets once we have used them to help save water.
Waterton Class promise to turn off the lights when we are not in the classroom and open the blinds to let natural light in.
Sharman Class promise to always put rubbish in the bin, always recycle paper and turn the lights off when we leave the room.
Tomlinson Class promise to
Brownlee Class promise to have and use a new bin that will help us to recycle plastics.
Adams Class promise to have two litter pickers on duty every playtime.
Bronte Class promise to research some important figures central to the climate change debate.
Cook Class promise to tend to and maintain a planter containing fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Hockney Class promise to always use the recycle bin when needed.
‘A World of Good’ exhibition at Wakefield Museum
On Friday 3rd December, the Eco Council spent the morning enjoying the new ‘A World of Good’ exhibition at Wakefield Museum. The exhibition focuses on our Academy Trusts namesake, Charles Waterton, and the work he did to create a more sustainable world.
The children learnt a lot about Waterton and were inspired to develop their own exhibition. They have chosen to focus their in-school exhibition on food waste and eating in a more sustainable way. Keep your eyes peeled for the installation.
Litter picking with the Well Project
The Eco Council started the new year tidying up the school car park and surrounding streets. They braved the cold, wet weather and worked with the fantastic, local Well Project to clean up the area. The children were astounded at the amount of litter that they found. This activity has made them more determined to make not only our school, but Normanton, a cleaner and greener place to be.