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Eco Warriors

Eco Warriors are a team of children passionate about protecting and saving our planet. They understand how important our planet is and that we must do our best to care for it. The Eco-Warriors work together as a team to make positive changes to our school to make it a more environmentally friendly place and think about how we can help our community become more ‘green’. 


In our school you will see the Eco Warriors:

  • Encouraging children, teachers and the local community to recycle

  • Reflecting on how much energy we use and thinking about ways we can use less

  • Finding out about and sharing information about how the decisions and actions we make today can affect the planet in the future 

  • Thinking of new ideas to improve how our school and community look after the world around us

💚🌎💚 Meet our Eco-Warriors! 💚🌎💚


Our Eco Warriors were chosen by their classmates after making a speech about why they would be perfect for the role. We have a representative from each class across the school.




The Eco Warrior team made plans to add a little eco twist to our Christmas Jumper Day. We discussed the energy saving tip of putting on a jumper before we turn the heating up in our homes. We all agreed that Christmas Jumper Day would be a perfect opportunity to both raise money for Save the Children and raise awareness about saving energy.


Our Eco Warriors have been thinking about how we can reduce, reuse and recycle.  We decided to have a ‘Re-love Your Stuff’ stall at the PTA Christmas Fayre. Our friends donated their preloved school uniform and the Eco Warriors set it all out on their stall. Our customers were so happy to be able to reuse the school uniform as it was in such good condition. This is a great way for us to work towards our commitment to make small changes that can have an impact on our local community. We already have plans for the summer fayre to reduce, reuse and recycle our cuddly toys!




Our school Gardening Club meets every Tuesday after school and we care for the flower beds around our school. In the Autumn term we harvested the seeds from our sweet peas and sowed poppy seeds for Remembrance Day. We even created a dinosaur world for our Early Years children to enjoy.




The Gardening Club is also working on a project with the Southend Parks Team to develop the wildlife garden in Chalkwell Park. The children planted a butterfly bulb mix of daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses to attract wildlife to the garden.


Our fantastic ‘Green Team’ of Eco Warriors
have been busy delivering our new plants to
their classrooms. As part of Clean Air Day
this year we have been learning about how
indoor plants can improve the air quality of
our classrooms. We looked at research
together which stated that mental health and
well-being of children can significantly
improve by working alongside nature. As
part of our Planet Earth topic we have
enjoyed caring for our class plant. This has
inspired us to want our own class outdoor
planters so we have sent in a bid to
Learning through Landscapes - watch this
space and wish us luck!



We love having living plants in our classrooms as it gives us the opportunity to learn about
the vital role that nature plays for life on Planet Earth. One of our Early Years children told
us, “I love having plants as they make me feel happy and green.”




The Eco Warrior team wrote to V.A.C.U.U.M
Southend telling them how we would love to help
Terry, our caretaker, to keep our playground tidy
from litter. They sent us a set of wonderful litter
grabbers and we are thrilled! We cannot wait to
get out on litter picks on our playground,
Chalkwell Park and even the beach.


The Eco Warriors wanted to find out more about where our recycled paper goes once it
leaves our classroom bin. Our caretaker, Terry, showed us where the large recycling bins
are kept in the school and explained how they are collected each week and taken to the
local recycling centre.


The Eco Warriors in Early Years have been
busy upcycling an old toy trug and turning it
into a new vegetable garden. They planted
sweet peas, tomato plants, green beans and
a courgette plant. We were amazed to find a
wonderful marrow on our return to school in
the autumn term. We cannot wait to get
growing again this year.




Eco News

The Eco-Warriors have been investigating what our school throws away - and what better way to do this then go on a bin dive! They discovered that our children needed a bit of help with our current recycling system and so the Year 1 team made posters with Mrs Matthews to help their class understand what rubbish goes where! They presented their findings to their classmates too! From their dive they are now thinking of how we can reduce the amount of rubbish going into general this space!




The Eco-Warriors have been awarded the Bronze Eco-Schools award for all their hard work so far this year! Well done Team!



Eco News

The Eco-Warriors completed an Environmental Review of the school. They answered questions about a range of environmental topics and scored how good or bad our school is in each area. We found out that our school was really good at :

  • Reducing transport pollution (most of us walk, cycle or scoot to school!)

  • Reducing Litter on school grounds

  • Global Citizenship (learning about other countries, cultures and religions)


We also found out that we had some important areas to work on and have created an action plan to help us with 3 focus areas. Take a look at our action plan below:



Eco News

Our Year 2 Eco-Warriors are actioning for change barely a week into the job! The group have been talking about how climate change is impacting our planet and wanted to do something about it. We learnt about how some ways of making energy add to climate change but by using the earth’s natural resources (sun, water, wind) we can help. The group have decided to write to the council asking for funding so we can install solar panels at school. They’ve also made posters to try to convince them to support their cause. We shall let you know the outcome...🤞🏻