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Pupil Leadership

Eco Council

St. Mary's are always working hard to maintain and improve our environment. St. Mary’s Eco Committee is headed and organised by Mrs Chung (Healthy Eating/ Forest School Leader). The drive is to ensure that school sustains its efforts in helping to make St. Mary’s an ‘eco-friendly’ school.

Eco Monitors

Eco Monitors are elected annually from each class. They are given special eco responsibilities and roles.

Eco Projects undertaken include:

  • Re-cycling - paper, toner, uniforms, batteries.

  • Composting - fruit and vegetable waste, kitchen and gardening waste.

  • Wildlife Area - providing habitats, pond life, planting and mulching.

  • Gardening - nurturing our 'Peace Garden' and planters.

  • Water Butts -collecting rainwater and using it for watering

  • Vegetable Garden - digging a plot for planting.

  • Seedlings & Crops - Sowing seeds and planting crops.

  • Herb & Salad Garden.

  • Hedge and Tree planting - Over 650 hedge plants and 60 trees planted.

  • Litter picking - keeping our school grounds tidy.

  • Monitoring electricity consumption within our school.

  • In the process of building an eco friendly greenhouse - out of pop bottles.

  • Switching off lights in empty classrooms.

  • Checking taps and drips - reducing our water consumption.

Our Eco Code

We all need to play a part in making our school HAPPY, SAFE & GREEN. 

  • Everyone can help to save energy, by turning off lights when not needed and closing doors to keep in the heat.

  • Care about ourselves. Eat only healthy snacks and walk to school whenever possible.

  • Open your hearts to Fairtrade and help poorer countries.

  • Team up for our school, by picking up litter and putting it in the bin.

  • Encourage everyone to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We recycle: paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, batteries, ink, cartridges and textiles.

  • All wildlife needs protecting. Provide habitats for them as well as providing food

  • Making a difference in the world, by using less plastic. This will help protect our environment, wildlife and the oceans.

Eco School's - Green Flag Re-accredited!

We thought you might like to read the Assessor's comment. Well done Mrs Chung once again and to the whole of the Eco Committee.

"Mrs Chung is a wonderful role model for the children, she puts in so much of her time and energy into the Eco Committee and the work that they do. The Eco-Committee are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It is a very caring school and everyone is quite rightly so, very proud of their achievements. Well done and thank you for such a wonderful visit."

Assessor's Comments


The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. The new 'Mini Vinnies' programme – is a ground-breaking Primary Schools initiative, based on good work done in Australia, and piloted in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, it is seen as having, the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society.


'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 who, with the permission of their parents are going to lead on the school’s charitable outreach work. As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own Prayer, Pledge and Badge, and a dedicated website: