Eco Council set up at Sefton Park school

February 27 2015

AN Eco Council has been set up by pupils at Sefton Park School, in order to reduce its carbon footprint.

AN Eco Council has been set up by pupils at Sefton Park School, in order to reduce its carbon footprint.

The group - made up of two representatives from all KS2 classes and led by teacher Mr Dan Smith - was established in term two, and has recently held its first meeting.

They looked at eco school trips, how the school can save more energy, and raise money for eco-learning projects, and how they can expand the school's gardening club activities.

Details are now being finalised for trips to visit Bristol Botanic Gardens, St Werburgh's City Farm, The Wild Place and a Severn Beach School.

Renewable energy education kits have also been ordered to improve the teaching of ecological issues in class.

Mr Smith said: "While the council cares deeply about environmental problems, it wants to avoid a simplistic approach when considering how to tackle environmental issues.

"[We are] well aware that technologies that cause environmental problems, also bring great benefits, and that solutions to environmental problems should be thoughtful and realistic.

"It is hoped that every single child in Sefton Park can have great fun learning about the environment."

Next year, the school plans to involve KS1 pupils.