St Wilfrid's RC Primary School

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Eco Schools Impact Report 2021-2022 featuring St Wilfrid's RC Primary School

‘The earth is God’s gift to us, full of beauty and wonder. And it belongs to everyone.’ -Pope Francis

Who are the Eco-Warriors?

Eco-Warriors are a group of children from Year 5, who meet each month to discuss eco-friendly and environmental issues and consider ways we can help as a school. With Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si in mind, they will promote the message of ‘caring for our common home’ and be responsible for encouraging this ethos throughout the school and beyond.

Click here to find out more about Laudato Si.

Why do we have Eco-Warriors? 

  • To join the urgent call to tackle the ecological crisis.
  • To raise awareness of issues related to the environment, both locally and globally.
  • To ensure children have a platform to voice their opinions and know that their voices are vital in making meaningful change.
  • To plan and implement purposeful changes to support our local and global environment.
  • To encourage and promote continued action, that will have a meaningful impact on our local and global environment. 

How do children become an Eco-Warrior?

Year 5 children will be responsible for running the Eco-Warrior council. All Year 5 children will be given the opportunity to join the council if they wish to. At the end of Year 4, children will be asked if they wish to become an Eco-Warrior and will meet with the Year 5 children to hand over the role each summer.

What happens in the meetings?

We will begin each year by completing an environmental review and creating an action plan for the upcoming year. Throughout the year, Eco-Warriors will hear from children throughout the school to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to our environment and community. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco-Warriors will discuss how to move forward, presenting their ideas to the headteacher and the rest of the school.

Our Eco-Warriors this year

Eco Code

The Eco-Warriors invited all the children across the school to come up with an Eco-Code for our school. They collated all the ideas and designed a poem and rap to present to the school.

Everyone agreed to our new Eco-Code.

Our Eco Warriors regularly check our school grounds for litter and organise whole class trips to help clean up our community. 

Our projects with M.E.E.N (Manchester Environmental Education Network)

We have been very lucky to work with M.E.E.N on two of our Eco-Schools projects; Biodiversity and Waste. 

Please click the link to read the case studies on these projects.


No Time To Waste

Eco-Schools England

We are proud to have been awarded our Eco-School award with Distinction.

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