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Eco Council

Hollyfield is an Eco-School. We aim to give our pupils an understanding of their role and responsibility in both local and global environmental issues. We hope to educate them that together we can make a difference.

Eco Schools is an international organisation operating in over 50 countries, encouraging and educating children to be environmentally aware. In the UK, Eco Schools is overseen by the Keep Britain Tidy organisation. Here at Hollyfield we currently hold both Bronze and Silver Awards. The school continues to develop its Eco work, spearheaded by the Eco-Council.

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********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 16th May, 2017************

Today we have been on Skype with the Whitehouse Common Eco-Team who have challenged us to a sunflower growing competition starting after half-term!!?????????????

********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 9th May, 2017************

Hi Everyone, please can you spare 5 minutes to interview a friend or relative with this online survey all about recycling?

You will need the blog code to take part in the survey: 241956

Please click on this link to take part in the survey: http://bit.ly/2pvf0Xu

********Eco-Express blog | Monday 8th May, 2017************

Hi everybody. Eco-Council have decided that our Green Police Checklist needed updating and we will be out and about next week with our new checklist to see how environmentally friendly our classes are!

********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 14th March, 2017************

Eco-council busy selecting the winners of the Litter Superhero Poster competition today. Winners will be announced in Friday's celebration assembly.

********Eco-Express blog | Thursday 9th March, 2017************

Why not try this fun game at home?

http://jointhepod.org/assets/games/zingys-recycling-adventure/index.html

Collect recycling as you whizz through the levels and climb up the leaderboard – but beware of the black bin bags and avoid the penalty hotspots . At the end of each level either, sort the rubbish correctly or answer bonus questions to gain extra time on the clock.

Good luck!

********Eco-Express blog | Wednesday 8th March, 2017************

Everyone who made a costume at today's Green Fashion Show was AWESOME! Here are the overall winners.

Waste Week has been lots of fun, and a great chance to think about our responsibility to look after the environment. Remember the 3R's: REDUCE, RE-USE and RECYCLE!

********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 7th March, 2017************

Great job today litter pickers! As part of our Waste Week campaign, Hollyfield Eco-Council joined forces with Whitehouse Common Eco-Team and New Hall School Council today to make sure Rectory Park was lovely and tidy. We collected 5 full bags of rubbish!

********Eco-Express blog | Monday 6th March, 2017*************

This week is Waste Week at Hollyfield. All our classes are learning about the 3R's: Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

Year 6 have been on a fact-finding mission all about Waste.

Year 2 have been identifying materials and learning about which materials can be recycled.

Reception have been making good use of their junk, creating amazing models of Indian Jungle animals.

Year 4 have been playing games which help them to think about how to save energy. Why don't you have a try? http://jointhepod.org/student-zone

********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 28th February, 2017*************

Welcome back after the half-term break! We have some great news! After all our hard work last half term we have been awarded the Gold Woodland Trust Green Tree Award! Hooray! Well done Eco-Council!

Click here to see our Gold certificate.

********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 14th February, 2017*************

Today we've been taking part in the RSPB Schools Birdwatch. Thank you so much to Mrs Glare who came with us from Moor Hall Primary School. We saw lots of different species, and even a Buzzard being mobbed by a crow!

Whilst we were there we also did a photography activity towards our Woodland Trust Green Tree Award, where we had to take photos from the perspective of a bird! Take a look at our excellent photos.


*******Eco-Express blog | Monday 13th February, 2017*************

Today we have been brushing up on our bird identification skills ready for the RSPB big school bird watch tomorrow. Here we are playing bird matching pairs!

********Eco-Express blog | Thursday 9th February, 2017*************

Thank you to Moor Hall for all the stamps that they have collected for us. Mrs Sandbrook enjoyed visiting your school and giving an assembly all about recycling. We hope to make more links with you soon.

********Eco-Express blog | Thursday 7th February, 2017*************

Check out Whitehouse Common's article about our visit last week :

http://www.whitehousecommon.bham.sch.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=23&Itemid=44

********Eco-Express blog | Thursday 6th February, 2017*************

Today we made a video to show to Moor Hall Primary School who have been collecting stamps for us for Oxfam. Thanks so much Moor Hall!

********Eco-Express blog | Thursday 2nd February, 2017*************

On Thursday we went to visit the Whitehouse Common Eco-Team to get the stamps that they have collected for Oxfam. They had collected loads! We also swopped ideas for how we can make our schools more environmentally friendly. Thanks for hosting us Whitehouse Common!

********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 31st January, 2017*************

Eco-Council have been busy decorating biscuits to take to Whitehouse Common on Thursday when we meet their Eco-Team and compare how many stamps we've collected for Oxfam this year.


********Eco-Express blog | Tuesday 3rd January, 2017*************

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back!

Please bring in your used stamps for the Oxfam charity so we can win the competition with Whitehouse Common and Moor Hall.

********Eco-Express blog | Monday 12th December, 2016*************

Hello and welcome to our blog!

We have some great news!

Our school has been awarded our Silver Woodland Trust Green Tree Award!

To achieve this award we have been doing lots of activities focusing on trees and recycling paper in order to help us conserve the environment. Well done everyone!

Click here to see our certificate.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Eco-Council. Please continue to collect used stamps for us over the holidays!