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.
Our Eco Code
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.
Term 1 News
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 Silver Flag Award last year and have now set our sights on achieving the Gold Flag. 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.
We are also pleased to announce that the Chair of Wealden District Council, Councillor Christiana Coleman will be coming in next term as part of our ECO week celebrations. She will be sharing the theme of her term of office which is ‘Nature Recovery in a Time of Climate and Biodiversity Crisis’ and hopes to find out about the ECO work that we do at Ashdown. Before being elected, she was an environmental advisor, so the green agenda is very much a passion of hers. She will be speaking with the students about nature-based solutions, the role of politics and local governance, and the importance of getting involved; so that they can play a part in shaping our collective future.
Term 2 News
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.
Crowborough Community Orchard