God's Eco-Warriors (Eco Team)
"The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it."
Eco Team visit Mount Carmel for an Eco-Day
Gardening Ideas - Our friend Bob Turner has provided this link to gardening activities that your children might enjoy over the coming weeks.
'God's Eco-Warriors' visited Mount Carmel Secondary School to take part in a special eco-day. A litter pick was followed by making special window decorations out of recycled plastics and making costumes out of recycled materials. The children had yet another amazing time at Mount Carmel and brought back lots of new initiatives we can use here in school!
Our eco-group was formed early in 2019 and coincided with us collecting eco-bricks for the eco-classroom. Our CAFOD representative Bob Turner is a regular visitor to school and talks through whole-school assemblies, class eco-lessons and eco-group meetings about how we can look after God's world. Here are just some of the things we have achieved in the last year...
Just some of the exciting initiatives 'God's Eco-Warriors' will be involved in this term.
Our eco-team met up with Bob Turner to find out about the exciting schedule they have lined up for this half-term.
A vegetable digging and eco-class tidy up took place this afternoon. We unearthed lots of vegetables for our local foodbank. We have also made firm plans for the future so please keep the eco-bricks coming in!
Bob delivers his zero-heroes assembly and works with the eco-council and class 4 and 5.
Members of the eco-group and the school council arranged for coats to be collected and recycled as part of the 'Wrap-up Lancashire' campaign.
The eco-team tidy things up after the summer holidays.
BBC News North West visit school and a report is broadcast on 4 separate news programmes over the day to millions of homes around the North West. An internet feed linked to the day is posted by the BBC which over 1 million people interact with!
June 2019 - Eco-lessons with Danielle teach the children about the conditions needed for planting vegetables.
May 2019 - The eco-classroom is ready and is officially opened by Bishop John Arnold after a presentation by the eco-group.
April 2019 - Finishing touches are put to the outdoor eco-classroom in preparation for a special visitor!
April 2019 - The school causes a stir in the local and national media with their eco-classroom plans.
April 2019 - The first fruits of our labours appear. The food is collected and delivered to a local foodbank.
March 2019 - An update is provided for our local parishioners at Saturday Mass, telling them about how they are contributing to our school and the environment by diligently collecting the eco-bricks each week.
July 2018 - Our eco-brick campaign starts and children learn how to fill them and make them from home. More importantly they learn WHY we are doing this.
June 2018 - Members of our eco-team present to the congregation at Mass about our scheme for collecting eco-bricks and how they can help.
May 2018 - The local press picks up on our plans for an eco-classroom.
May 2018 - A leaflet is delivered to all the homes in the local area detailing our intentions for building an eco-classroom and how the community can help.
March 2018 - Bob Turner delivers an eco lesson to Class 4.
How to make an eco-brick! Instructions are sent home with children!
March 2018 - CAFOD are presented with a cheque after charity work involving our school.
The start of our eco-brick campaign headed by Annabel. The desks and chairs are set up , ready to be filled when the eco-bricks arrive.
February 2018 - Danielle leads Class 3's eco-learning.
February 2018 - Children are told about our intentions for an eco-classroom. A competition is held in school to design a sign for our outdoor classroom telling everybody what it represents.
February 2019 - The eco-group are shown exactly what will happen when we collect our own eco-bricks.
Members of our eco-team work with Bob to create a structure with some eco-bricks he brought in.