Eco School

Our Eco Warriors are working very hard and thinking about the contributions we can do to improve our environment. The Eco Warriors are here to encourage all WSL pupils to think about energy saving and maintaining a clean school.

We are thinking about the positive contributions we can provide to maintaining an eco-friendly environment by thinking about ways we can save. To date we are still utilising our solar panels which helps us make our own electricity. Our lighting system is automated, therefore reducing energy use by having our PIR sensors turn the lights off when rooms are not in use.

We have live streamed webcam to view the inside of our school’s bird box where many birds have made their home. We continue to use our weather station to keep up to date with our weather predictions.

We have challenged the school to a crisp packet and wrapper collection project, gathering over 700 crisp packets over the course of one month. This weighed in at 2.6 kilograms! These crisp packets were sorted, washed and sent off to a factory to be recycled into more eco-friendly products instead of being thrown in the bin.

The Eco Warriors are currently helping to reduce the amount of energy we use within the classrooms and the school, by switching off unused lights and plugs. Each Eco Warrior is in charge of their own tally chart to see which classroom is the most energy efficient each week by checking the school daily. It is the Eco Warriors' goal to cut costs in energy consumption to save money that we can use for extra school wide resources.

We will ensure that we purchase all products and services that consider environmental aspects, potential impacts and costs, associated with their life cycle. Our practice of procuring products and services will ensure that they are less harmful to the environment (land, air and water), that are made with less harmful materials which when produced, used or consumed. This will include buying local, buying recycled and recyclable, using less chemicals and reducing the schools carbon footprint associated with products and services.

Two pupils looking through binoculars at camera
Pupils outside, around the school pond