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Eco Schools

Birchwood Primary School Eco-Code


The School Council has agreed that all pupils, staff and visitors will follow our Eco-Code (December 2016)


We will RECYCLE all scrap paper, using both sides.

We will RECYCLE all clean, plastic containers.

We will RECYCLE all cardboard.

We will help our school community to RECYCLE used postage stamps, batteries, textiles and shoes.

We will REUSE fruit and vegetable waste for compost, chicken food and in the wormery.

We will REUSE rain water and left over drinking water in water butts for our gardens.

We will REUSE materials to support our learning (junk modelling, glue pots, flower pots etc.).

We will REUSE pens and glue sticks by putting lids back on after use.

We will REDUCE water wastage by turning off taps.

We will REDUCE electricity wastage by switching off and closing doors.

We will REDUCE food wastage by designing the menu, pre ordering our school lunches and eating up!

We will REDUCE food wastage by harvesting, cooking and preserving our school grown crops.

We will REDUCE our carbon footprint by walking, scooting or biking to school.