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School & Eco Councils

At Wheatfield we want to make sure that every child's voice is heard as we plan for their future and develop our school. Our School Council and Eco-Council are an elected group of children who represent their class, attend meetings, seek opinions and plan events. To find out more about their work, read on ...

School Council


What is Eco School?

Eco-Schools programme is an international initiative that encourages pupils to engage with environmental and sustainable development issues. Pupils take key roles in decision making and participation in order to reduce the  environmental impact of their school.

Eco-Schools extends learning beyond the classroom and develops responsible citizenship attitudes both at home and in the wider community. 

At Wheatfield Primary school we elect a new team of children each year and have one child per every class to ensure a representation of different ages. The Eco Committee meet regularly and work together to make a difference! 

Children can choose to apply for the Eco Council once per year. They have to complete an application form to explain why they feel they'd be best suited to the role and how they believe they can make a difference. 


Eco Committee members have a responsibility to share their topics, projects and learning with their class to influence others to make eco-friendly choices which also embed our school value of taking responsibility. There are always plenty of opportunities for everyone to be involved with the Eco Committee including school grounds days, class topics and events throughout the year. If you're reading this and feel inspired to do more - come and speak to us in school!
Mrs Brown and Mrs Boyes would love to hear about your ideas.

At the start of the year, the Eco Council completed an environmental review to see which areas we needed to focus on.  Our review can be found here.  

The Eco Council then chose three topics to focus:


Biodiversity, Energy and Water


Our action plan is a working document showing the actions we have planned to take throughout the year.  It can be found here.

Throughout the year, year groups cover different environmental issues during their topic work. 

In term 2, Year 4 looked at Polar Biomes, learning about the effects of global warming. They looked at the question "Why is climate change a threat to polar regions?'  An example of their work can be found here.