Dundonald Eco-Warriors are made up of two representatives from each class, Year 1-Year 6.  They are elected at the beginning of the Autumn term to lead projects and address issues relating to sustainability.  The Eco-Warriors meet on a regular basis (usually weekly) and they feed back to their classes on action points and represent their class’ concerns and ideas at meetings.  Four of the Eco-Warriors also have the role of Junior Travel Ambassadors.  This means they have extra responsibility for looking at travel issues in the school.

The Eco-Warriors take the lead in reviewing the sustainability issues in the school.  In the Autumn Term they carry out an Environmental Review and any issues arising are then incorporated into the Eco Action Plan, to be worked on throughout the year.  The Eco-Warriors are also involved in presenting assemblies to the whole school such as launching the Eco-code, introducing competitions, explaining the importance of Fairtrade, as well as passing on green messages and reminders.  On a weekly basis they help the site manager take energy meter readings, empty the paper recycling bins in the classrooms and monitor energy efficiency in the classrooms by making sure lights are turned off and doors are closed when classrooms are not in use.

Every two years the Eco-Warriors are involved in renewing the school’s Green Flag, which is an award recognising the school’s eco work.  During this process the school has to show how they are working on the 9 eco-topics of transport, waste, water, litter, school grounds, healthy living, energy, biodiversity and global citizenship.  The Eco-Warriors were very proud to have renewed this award in March 2017.

Some of our recent projects included:

Litter picking
2nd Hand Uniform Sales
Switch-Off Fortnight class competition
Eco-stall at the winter fair
Textile collection
Fairtrade Conference
Waste Competition
Introducing our Eco-Mascot – Eco Rico
Thames Water Workshop