Eco Council

As a school, we look after our environment and are constantly finding ways to improve it for our wildlife and for us. Each year, a child from each 
class is chosen to become part of our Eco Council.

Having an Eco Council in school improves pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and also creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.

A new Eco Council for the 2019/2020 academic year will be elected once we return to school after the summer break


Eco Council News and Information 2018/2019

Eco Council 

11th December 2018

Mr Bell, local ecological consultant and husband to Mrs Bell, joined some of our Eco Council after school recently to check for activity in our bird and bat boxes. The boxes where made by our Eco Council over 2 years ago and placed in the wooded area behind the playground. 

Although no bat activity could be detected, two of the boxes have been used for nesting by birds. We really appreciate Mr Bell giving up his time to come and work with us. Thank you.

6th October 2018

The children of Deepcar were invited to a bat walk hosted by South Yorkshire Bat Group. The Eco Council were asked to design a poster advertising the event. We had some fantastic designs. Well done everyone! Here is the winner. 

The event was very well attended and we had lots of children and adults who had a great time. Unfortunately, on the night, the temperature dropped and the bats didn't come out. 

September 2018 

This year our apple trees have produced a staggering amount of fruit! With the help of Eco Council, enough apples were picked so that every child in school could take a bag of apples home to bake something delicious. 

Many children took part in the Deepcar Bake. It was lovely to see so many children getting involved and adding photographs of their bakes to our Facebook page. 





March 2019

Our Eco Council have launched a new recycling campaign at St John's -The Big Battery Hunt. This is the UK’s biggest school battery recycling programme, run by the National School Partnership. Last year they managed to recycle 4 million batteries. 

This year, our Eco Council want to help 'The Hunt'

 and encourage young people to think about the importance of recycling. Over 600 million batteries are sold each year and it takes over a 100 years for a battery to decompose.  

They have organised for each child to be given their own battery recycling box and they have challenged them to collect all their used batteries and help us recycle. There are fantastic prizes for the school that collects the most.  

March 2019

As a school we are very aware of the role and responsibility we play in
keeping our environment litter free. Not only does this look unpleasant but can also be harmful to wildlife and plants. 

Thank you to all those children who have been helping to collecting litter from around the school grounds at break times. You are doing a fantastic job.