LATEST ECO UPDATE
We are in the process of getting our new Eco reps for this year and look forward to sharing exciting updates soon.
Sustainability at TDJS
Sustainability and being ‘eco’ is becoming an increasing focus at Thames Ditton Junior School, as the need to be more environmental friendly becomes more important. To make sure we are playing our part, we have a committee of children (two from each class) who take an active lead in our work and initiatives.
Our Eco Committee
At TDJS, we are proud to have an eco committee made up of staff and students, committed to promoting awareness and modelling a 'green' approach. The committee is made up of two children from each class (Year 3 - 6) and is led by Mrs Alcock
The committee meet at least once a month to discuss their ideas, monitor how the school is using energy and its resources, looking at current news stories about the environment and taking part in initiatives in our local area and nationally. Away from these meetings, children feedback to their classes, encourage their peers to take an active interest and promote their ‘green’ mentality throughout the school and the community.
In 2016, our school’s ‘Eco Code’ was updated for the second time. The pledge is shared with all staff and students to try and promote a consistent approach to our effort across the school.
Reuse, recycle and remember our Eco Code. We all agree to...
- put our rubbish in the correct bins.
- walk to school when we can.
- look after our environment.
- use resources wisely and carefully.
- save electricity and water whenever we can.
- remember that this is everyone's responsibility.
We're A Silver School - April 2019
We are proud to have achieved a 'Silver Award' from the Woodland Trust - the result of our recent work during Eco meetings. To earn points, we have held assemblies on a woodland theme, been on a woodland walk and created woodland creatures to be a new mascot.
What can you do at home?
Being ‘green’ doesn’t stop when you leave the school; it is important to play your part when you are at home too! Here are some ideas for you to think about:
Help sort out the recycling in your home.
Remember to turn off lights and taps when they are not being used.
Encourage your family to walk more, especially on local journeys.
Eating all of your dinner; remember food waste isn’t very green!
Buy energy efficient products, such as light bulbs.
Make sure you don’t drop litter at home or when out and about.
Talk with your parents about being more environmentally friendly.