Eco Schools 2016 - 2017


Congratulations Eco Council! 

I would like to congratulate and thank the Eco Council of 2015/2016 and the current Eco Council for their dedication and hard work.  We have been awarded the Eco-Schools Bronze Award.  This award sets our school on the path for achieving the Silver Award this year and hopefully a Green Flag in the future.


PDF icon Eco-Schools Bronze Award 2016

Welcome back to another fantastic year at St Patrick's.  Our Eco Schools Coordinator Miss Young has been busy preparing many ideas and projects for the Eco Council to undertake in our new school year. This year the Eco Council hope to take our school's environmental awareness to new heights by introducing a range of new incentives. 

We are committed to completing the Eco Schools Process and once again transforming how we support and protect the environment at St Patrick's. Look out for changes around our school!




I am delighted to announce the election of a new Eco Council for 2016-2017. Elections will take place in week 3 of term and we will have our first council meeting in week 4.

Election Photos


Stay tuned for a photo of our new Eco Council :) 


 Introducing our Eco Schools Representatives for 2016/2017


Year 5

Keelin, Ala & Hubi


Year 4

Maisy & Malachy


Year 3

Alva & Joe

*Due to curricular commitments Year 2 and Year 6 have delegated their representation to the current Council representatives. 


FairTrade Awareness Assembly

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On Friday the 14th October we had a FairTrade guest speaker host our assembly.  She reminded us of the importance FairTrade and the difference it makes in people's lives.  Children from Year 1 to Year 6 had been busy creating bunting to show our commitment to FairTrade and how we are constantly refreshing and consolidating our learning through Geography & PSHE on the importance and impact of FairTrade.


FairTrade Bunting


For more information on FairTrade and how you can help change people's lives:

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Thursday 18th May is National Outdoor Classroom Day, and here at St Patrick's we are getting involved! We plan on getting muddy, getting adventurous and getting outside to have lots of fun... whatever the weather!







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We are delighted to announce the election of our 2015-2016 Eco Council representatives! On Friday the 18th of September, Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 voted to elect one boy and one girl from their class to become our schools 'Eco Warriors' for this year.  We are looking forward to playing our part in 'Going Green in 2015' to support Bristol as European Green Capital for this year. 

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Our Eco Club Representatives for 2015 are:

Lola & Jeffin, Chiara & Melvin, Kimberley & George, Harry & Amelia, Isaac & Lily.  




We have been busy in these last few weeks coming up with our school eco code, and we are in the process of carrying out a whole school survey on actions to be undertaken.Children have been leaving their suggestions over our display board, next week the Eco Club will be collectively deciding on three targets to focus on in the New Year, ensuring that the pupil voice leads the targets of our Eco Club. 

As part of our Healthy Schools Initiative and to link in with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, we had a very special visitor in St Patrick's on Monday the 7th of December. Farmer Jack came to teach us about sustainable crop farming, the importance of buying local produce and to do some food tasting with us.  Year 3 & Year 4 were the first to have a go! Check out our pictures below. Judging from the reactions, the fennel went down fine,  but not everyone loved the ginger!



This term our Eco Club undertook an Environmental Review of St Patrick’s School.  An Environmental Review is an audit of our school, covering the nine Eco-Schools topics. They are: Energy, Litter, Waste/Recycling, Water, Transport, Healthy Living, Biodiversity, School Grounds and Global Citizenship. It is designed to give a realistic picture of our school’s current environmental performance.

The Environmental Review is helping to inform our Eco Club Action Plan.  This will be finalised in Term 4 by our Eco Club representatives, who are busy deciding upon what changes are necessary to make our school a more eco-friendly environment.

PDF icon Review Results

PDF icon Whole School Targets