Eco Council & Outdoor Learning

Our Eco-Council is run by Mrs Fishwick and consists of two children from each class. To sit on the Eco-Council each child has to write a supporting statement and must then be elected by their peers. Our Eco council are enthusiastic about improving our school environment and have a passion for conservation. We meet regularly to discuss the opportunities for change and to talk about how the school is being run. Stay tuned to find out who’s been chosen to sit on the Eco-Council this year!

Past Eco-Council events have included:

  • Forest Garden Planting Day – The whole school got involved in the planting of our school Forest Garden, with the help of the Manchester Environmental Education Network and Red Rose Forest we planted lots of trees, bushes, plants and vegetables!
  • “Carbon Classroom” at the Arndale Centre – Our Eco-Council took part in the Carbon Classroom project. Working with a number of other local schools the children worked hard to increase Carbon Literacy amongst the public by running fun activities, quizzes and games!
  • Litter Picking Day –The foundation stage took part in a class wide litter pick in order to keep our school looking great! The children really enjoyed using the littler pickers and felt so proud of themselves after all their hard work.
  • Textiles Recycling Day – The whole school, along with our fantastic parents and carers helped to raise much needed school funds by collecting in all our old materials like, clothes, bedding, curtains. We sent them away to the Ecokids organisation and received some money in return. This went towards buying our new school stage!

It is not just our Eco-Council that have all the fun though! The whole school is committed to learning about and exploring the world around us and our local environment. Every week a group of children from each class from Nursery to Year 6 have the opportunity to work with Sarah Taylor who is an Environmental Educator & Horticultural Trainer. Sarah is helping us to develop our school grounds and is teaching us about caring for plants and wildlife and about the benefits we can get from healthy, natural living! 

See her progress report and recap of the year from Summer through to Autumn 2016 in the link below to find out what our green fingered children have been up to! 

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Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
Manchester
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355
admin@abbott.manchester.sch.uk

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