Button Lane Primary School

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Eco Council

We are the Eco Council. We represent each class from Reception to Year 6 and were voted for democratically by our classmates.

We meet each half term to discuss our aims and how best to improve our school environment and the world around us. We are helped by Miss Hudson-Jones and Miss Goldman.

We are very proud to have been awarded the Eco Schools Bronze Flag Award.


Eco Council Members


Green Flag Award

Our goal is to help our school and wider community become even more eco-friendly as we work towards the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.

We get involved in discussions and share our thoughts and ideas, as well as those of our classmates which we represent.

We develop skills in communication, self-confidence, negotiation and independence as we influence decisions that are made in our school.

We are proud to have been awarded the Eco Schools Bronze Award and are currently working towards the Silver Award.

As part of our work towards the Bronze Award we each took one of 10 topics and asked our classmates to answer the questions about different aspects of the environment and how we currently address them as a school. We then met together and discussed our findings and took a vote to decide on which topics we would focus on in the coming year as we work towards our Silver Award and wrote an Action Plan for the steps we would need to take to achieve this.

The 3 topics we have chosen to work on are:

  • Litter
  • Biodiversity
  • School Grounds

The Great British Spring Clean

We take part in the fabulous initiative every year. The children love taking responsibility for looking after the school grounds and the streets around our school. On our last litter pick in 2019 we collected a total of 9 bin bags!

Clean Air Day

For clean air day, we worked with the Global Council and Miss Whittaker to organise a walk-to-school day. Although it was a wet and rainy day, lots of families made the effort to leave their cars at home and walked to school. Thank you to everyone who got involved!

A special gift from Manchester Airport

Button Lane were gifted with a commemorative oak tree and time capsule from Manchester Airport as part of their 80th anniversary celebrations. With the usual lifespan of an oak tree being around 200 years, and some living over 1,000 years, the time capsule will be a fantastic opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of Button Lane pupils. The Eco Council helped to plant it out on our field and were even filmed for Granada Reports!

Litter Poster Competition

To encourage everybody to bin their rubbish instead of throwing it on the floor and to recycle where possible, we held a poster design competition across the whole school. Eco Council members selected their winners from EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

See the winning designs by clicking the link here.