We are an ECO School and have achieved seven Green Flags.
To achieve our Green Flag classes had to nominate pupils who would make good ECO Council members. After pupils created their manifestos, pupils voted and the new ECO Council were elected.
We took part in Operation Energy Power Down Day. The whole school were involved in taking an active role in reducing our energy consumption. Even the school kitchen got involved! Pupils were responsible for ensuring lights and electrical equipment were switched off when not in use. From this pupils decided that we should appoint energy monitors in each class in order to reduce our bills and our carbon footprint.
After Operation Energy some pupils created posters to encourage the whole school community to keep on reducing energy consumption.
In response to Operation Energy Power Down Day the Year 7 class decided to use the data and our school electricity bills to work out how much we saved. Last year their work and class display earned us the title of First Place in the International World Day of Action.
We have been working closely with the RSPB to ensure we are doing our best to 'Give Nature a Home.' Karen Sheil form RSPB visited the school earlier in the year to carry out bird identification workshops and complete our Big Schools Bird Watch.
As an Eco Council we decided that the bed in front of Mrs Moles' office needed cleared. Mr Nelson, staff members and some pupils helped to clear the area before we sowed it in grass. The whole school was then given the opportunity to come up with designs for the area which we hope to implement in Term 3. We are sure you will agree it is already a great improvement.
The Eco Council used their Green Hat Thinking to create an Eco Rap for the school. Every class has the Eco Rap on display in their classrooms as a reminder of the Eco Rules our school follows.
Night Watch At Cumran
By saving money from our electricity bill we were able to purchase a night vision camera which is allowing us to see what wildlife is visiting our school grounds. We hope you enjoy looking at the videos and we will continue to upload and add video footage weekly. The Eco Council
Best Kept School 2017!
Cumran Primary School - "Best of the Best."