St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

We pray, We work, We play, We care, We do our best!

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Devonshire Drive, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5RJ

01254 231277

head@st-marys-clayton-le-moors.lancs.sch.uk

We pray, We work, We play, We care, We do our best!

Eco-Group

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...

November 2019 - 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!

November 2019 - Bob delivers his zero-heroes assembly and works with the eco-council and class 4 and 5.

November 2019 - 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.

September 2019 - The eco-team tidy things up after the summer holidays.

June 2019 - 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.