“As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family."  Pope Francis January 2015

 

Eco Team

 

Holy Family Eco Team welcome you to our page. We are very pleased to be able to introduce our Eco Team whose photographs are featured below.

Year 3 -

Year 4 - Grace, Kaitlin, Zusanna, Lynsey 

Year 5 - Keneddy,  Spencer

Year 6 – Melissa, Alexandra

The present Eco Team was voted in at the start of the year.    Their year has been very busy, organising school and community events as well as continuing the great work of the previous Eco Team.   They will serve in the role until the end of the academic year.

We have had another successful review and have been awarded the Green Flag for a third time - well done, Eco Team!

Here is just a small selection of what we have been up to. During the Autumn term we took a leading role in the Harvest celebrations in school. Working alongside Year 3, we asked children and families to donate food goods for Rochdale Food Bank. As always, members of our school community were wonderfully generous and donated a large amount for this local cause.

 We have a plan of work for the year which can be found on our Action Plan for 2019/20.  Click here to have a look!

We organise two Bag 2 School Collections  each year.  The response from the school community is always very generous and helps raise funds for our school as well as encourage everyone to recycle effectively.

Walk to School

This year, we have launched our living streets walk to school initiative.  We promote that at least one 'eco friendly' journey takes place each week.  If you live some distance from school we offer the park and stride facility so you can park your car on the church car park and walk to school.  This assists with the congestion outside school at the start and end of the day. 

Thank you to all the boys and girls who, so far, have tried hard to walk to school and to ride bikes and scooters.

Fair-trade Fortnight

During Fair-trade Fortnight, we worked hard to raise awareness about the importance of Fair-trade and its significance in making the world a fairer place.  The Eco Team held an assembly about Fair-trade, we hosted the Big Brew and invited parents along and encouraged all classes to buy Fair-trade products wherever possible.  The PFA supported us by organising the Fair-trade refreshments, for which we were very grateful.  Almost £200 was raised for the cause.

Eco Week

As part of our Eco Week work, all classes completed work to address one of the seven areas of study as part of the school's eco work.  From transport to biodiversity, each class completed some curriculum work of their choosing.

 Encouraging Biodiversity

In the woodland, we have been doing our best to create a range of habitats to encourage different wildlife to nest.  We have created a deadwood pile for beetles, hedgehogs and hibernating toads and reclaimed an abandoned insect hotel and given it new life! We have just started working on our pond area and we are extending our pond area with a herb garden.  Watch this space!