Our Eco Committee Page
Eco Photo Gallery
Please click the link to the left or below to view photos in our Eco Gallery.
Gardening Club Photographs
To see gardening club photographs please visit our clubs page located under school information.
If you have any Eco questions please speak to Mrs Orley in Class R2, your class Eco Reps or write your questions/suggestions down and add them to our Eco Notice Board in the school hall.
Whittaker Moss Eco Meetings (See minutes below):
19.10.16, 20.10.16, 01.11.16, 02.11.16, 03.11.16, 19.01.17, 25.01.17, 30.01.17, 01.02.17, 13.10.17, 06.12.17, 07.12.17- Continued below...
To be confirmed - see Eco Notice Board
Throughout the school year every class enjoys the opportunity to get involved with gardening whether they plan to plant fruit, vegetables or flowers. We have a Gardening Club that also looks after the school grounds, prepares planters and much more!
Looking after the animals
At Whittaker Moss we ensure all classes are involved with Eco issues and helping the school environment. Every year, Year 3 take part in the Great British Bird Watch where they make Eco friendly bird feeders to attract birds to the school grounds. We also have Mini-beast areas/hotels in Nursery and Reception to encourage mini-beasts and other animals (Hedgehogs) into the school grounds. We also have different animals visit our school from local pet shops e.g. mice, birds, stick insects and we have visitors for different year groups e.g. Exotic animals visit.
School Litter Monitors
As part of our Eco schools action plan we have decided that we would like to reduce the amount of litter in the schools grounds. So the Eco Reps have decided to create a team to complete a weekly walk around the perimeter of the playground to monitor/ collect litter - The Green Team!.
Den Day (June 2016) - We continue this every year!
On Friday 17th June 2016 Whittaker Moss took part in 'Den Day' to raise the awareness of global issues and the charity- Save the Children. Every class created different dens using different materials e.g. recycled materials, junk etc (See Photo Gallery).
Well done to our Eco reps for raising awareness of the day and creating posters to put around school.
Fairtrade Coffee Mornings and Afternoon Tea
Our Eco Reps are very proud to help organise regular events. Our Fairtrade Coffee Mornings have been a great success so far in raising the awareness of Fairtrade (from 2008 - present). Next Fairtrade Coffee Morning date to be confirmed.
Recycle for our School
We took part in the recycling scheme 'Recycle for our School' which encourages everyone to recycle at home and school and to make pledges. See www.recycle4schools.co.uk/about/ for more information.
The LEAF Conference (October 2012)
Mrs Mackelvie and four children from the Eco Committee had a fantastic time at the LEAF conference which took place at Rochdale Town Hall on 12th October. Children from Rochdale Schools took part in the early morning Freddy Fit session, which got us warmed up for what was to prove a very interesting and exciting day.
Our adventurous children took part in many different activities which included ‘wind surfing’, making bird cakes, which involved getting quite messy, but worth it to make a lovely mixture to keep the birds warm in the winter!
We also took part in a poetry competition and all children made a super poster to remind everyone about looking after the beautiful natural world.
One of the children was very brave and took part in a recycling fashion show. She had made a lovely ‘leaf’ dress and matching accessories, which she modelled on the ‘catwalk!’ The day finished with a musical singing session from the Australian singer Luc, where the children joined in with the lovely song ‘Breathe’.