Eco Agents

Arunside Eco-Agents are children who appreciate our planet and work conscientiously to improve the environment of our school community. These Eco-Agents are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who’s daily work recovers and develops the school’s way for better sustainability.

The Eco-Agents are elected at the beginning of each academic year by their peers and are represented by two children from each class in the KS2. Our Agents are Co-ordinated by Mrs Kalinka and Mrs Chaffe and meet twice a term to discuss all the Rs related to the care of our environment. After each meeting the Agents take the discussion and/or suggestions back to their class for whole school understanding and participation.

In 2021/22, we focussed our discussions around the effect of one-use plastic in our community.

In 2022/23, we raised awareness of the devastating impact of fast fashion on our planet, mainly affecting the poorer nations.

So far this year the Eco Agents have:

  • Devised an Eco Code
  • Participated in local ecological competitions
  • Launched an annual School Eco Day – This year’s focus was Fast Fashion
  • Had special guests from Sussex Green Living
  • Created a daily rota to compost all fruit and vegetables waste from classrooms and lunch hall
  • Found ways to upcycle unusable pencils, yogurt pots, yogurt lids and old book covers.
  • Created an agent rota to Return, Re-use or Recycle old school stationary
  • Taught students how to carry out litter picking duties on the school yard and field
  • Participated with celebrations during Fairtrade Fortnight (initiating awareness about work injustice during an all school assembly)
  • Helped and motivated the school community (and neighbours) to recycle batteries.
  • Worked hard to bring awareness about the issues discussed at school – we sold plants, waste art and second-hand uniforms at our school’s summer fete.

Our plans now are to:

  • Find better ways to be closer to a sustainable school.
  • Create a link with other schools
  • Connect and help the local community
  • Link environmental awareness to many subjects of the curriculum

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