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Green Team


Your brand new Green Team Staff Representatives are:



The Green team is responsible for collecting organic waste for composting and making sure that our eco code of reduce, reuse, recycle is being followed.






Mrs Harris and Mrs Birchard





At Ashdown Primary school we are extremely proud of the eco ethos that runs through the school. This is something that is embedded in our school life and we are committed to our ethos of reduce, reuse, recycle as well as ensuring school decisions are sympathetic to these values.

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Our Eco Code 

eco code.pdf


Junior Green Team 

We would like to welcome Vinnie, Sienna, Phoebe, Ollie, Seth, Grace, Eva and Mollie to the Junior Green Team. We will be having our first official meeting next term. 



Infant Green Team

We would like to welcome Archie, Marnie, Violet, Zachary, Elodie and River to the Infant Green Team. 



Both sites have welcomed their newly elected members of Green Team this term. Welcome to Archie, Marnie, Violet, Zachary, Elodie and River from the Infants, who will be working closely with Mrs Harris and Vinnie, Sienna, Phoebe, Ollie, Seth, Grace, Eva and Mollie from Juniors who will be working alongside Mrs Birchard.

They have already shown great enthusiasm and passion for ECO issues by applying for these roles and a true dedication by carrying out their regular jobs in school – such as monitoring the recycling in class, emptying the compost, planting and tending plants both indoors and outdoors and ensuring that we are as energy efficient as possible by monitoring when lights and computers are left on unnecessarily!

We were proud to be awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award last year and hope to renew this accreditation this year. The Green Team will therefore be preparing an action plan as their first course of action in order to decide which areas we will be focusing on in school this academic year.




Eco Week 2023

To kick-off our ECO week, Ashdown School has welcomed Councillor Coleman (Chair of Wealden District Council), to both sites. She kindly presented an eco-themed assembly about the theme of her term of office which is: Nature Recovery in a time of Climate and Biodiversity Crisis. She spoke about nature-based solutions, the role of politics and local governance, and the importance of getting involved. Councillor Coleman then met with the Green Teams at each site, listening to the issues, concerns and interests of the children.

Councillor Coleman


The week continued with each year group focussing on a different area of ECO learning and considering ways that each of us can make a difference with impactful environmental actions. Take a look below at some of the fantastic activities that took place during ECO week 2023.

Eco Week 2023 Juniors


Crowborough Community Orchard 

Our Green Team members were invited to help with tree planting at the Community Orchard which is being developed on part of the Junior School site on Herne Road.

We first toured the site to see how it is progressing and found out about the different fruit trees that are growing there. We were particularly impressed by the enormous water butts used to collect rainwater and the new log seats in the forest school area. Then we got stuck in with some clearing, digging, planting and mulching. The Green Team members worked extremely hard and were a terrific help to the members of the Community Orchard who organised the event.


Community Orchard