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Eco Club

IMG 1482St Peter’s School is part of the Eco Schools programme and working to achieve the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag award. We achieved the first step on this pathway, the Bronze Award, in summer 2020.

Eco Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

St Peter's School has also recently created an Eco-Club to raise environmental awareness and drive change through a variety of initiatives in school.

This club is open to pupils in any year group. We meet once a week to discuss, find out, campaign and take action on environmental issues. Last year, activities included: making bird boxes that are now installed around the campus, raising money for wildlife charities, sharing vegetarian, zero-waste recipes, providing advice on how to have an eco-friendly Christmas and initiating a 'hard-to-recycle' products collection scheme.

The Eco Club’ s first campaign was to raise money for wildlife in Australia affected by the recent devastating wildfires. The Club left jam jars in houses and the tuck shop for support. They raised £206.65! Donations will provide emergency funds to care for injured animals and help restore the forest homes for koalas and other wildlife. Donations will be sent to WIRES and Wildlife Victoria.

The Eco Club are also working with St Nick’s collecting 'hard to recycle' waste for processing through Terracycle. St Nick’s use the funds generated to fund their environmental work in York. The Eco Club made their own Terracycle boxes and will be collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, cosmetic bottles, tubs and tubes, crisp packets, Pringles tubes and plastic pens of all types to send for recycling. You can find collection boxes across the school in houses and staff areas. Please bring in your packages for recycling and support this programme.

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