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We have an Eco-Council at Youlgrave All Saints' Primary School who work together, thinking of ways to make our school more environmentally friendly. We have chosen to focus on recycling, saving water and bio-diversity. So far, we have sorted the rubbish in classrooms and given each class a bin for: recycling, compost and general waste. We have made signs to go next to light switches and taps to help remind each other to switch off lights to save electricity and turn off taps to save water! 


Wonderful on tap - Severn Trent live stream 28.04.22

Friday 29th January

RSPB Birdwatch - click on this link to join in with the RSPB Birdwatch to help our environment,

Visit from Mr McCloy from Peak District National Park.

On Thursday 22nd April Class 2 and 3 welcomed Mr Andrew McCloy to Youlgrave All Saints’ for a talk about the 70th Anniversary of Peak District National Park. Mr McCloy told us about his role at Peak Park as well as sharing information about why the Park was originally established. We were fascinated to hear about the wildlife that can be found in the Peak District and enjoyed asking Mr McCloy questions on endangered or at-risk species that can be found here.

Mr McCloy encouraged us all to visit the wonderful areas that we have on our doorstep, especially the historical sites and animal environments that link to our topics in school, and we have even managed to spot some great ways we can use our surrounding area here in school with the help from Peak Rangers. We’re hoping to continue forging links with Peak Rangers to help develop our understanding of how we can help preserve the Peak Park and how we could maybe encourage visitors to look after our wonderful villages, moorland and rivers by producing some posters, leaflets and information guides about our local area.

International, Green Flag Award Eco School

Eco-Schools Letter to Parents.pdf


Agenda December 2020

  1. Attendees
  2. Eco-Council video
  3. We are going to think about our name
  4. Communication
  5. The blog
  6. Save Water signs

Minutes December 2020

  1. Present - Oliver, Maisie, Lizzie, Nathan, Ethan, Oriel
  2. Class 3 are drafting a script to video themselves for Class1 and 2 to watch so they know who our Eco Council are
  3. We decided to all ourselves an Eco-School we have yet to decide what to call ourselves.
  4. We will ask Mrs. Houghton to help us put up a display. We will get our classes involved in contributing to the display with art work.
  5. Parents to be informed of the new clothing bank. Mrs Houghton to take Class 2 and 3 reps to take photos of the clothing bank to upload to the blog. 
  6. We will make new signs for saving water and recycling

Agenda for next meeting

  1. How shall we introduce ourselves to our School Governor
  2. Who will write the newsletter - can we link to the house newsletter
  3. Bugle and Blog articles to be looked at



One of the themes the Eco-Committee are going to be looking at over the coming months is Bio-Diversity and how we encourage this within our school grounds. To start thinking about this - have a look at what we found in our school playground during the summer. For those of you who don't know what it is - it is the Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar. 



Elephant Hawk Moth information - click here for more information. 



In November, Class two children found a newt on the playground. To find out more about newts click here.  













We are encouraging our school community to recycle and re-use clothing. The PTFA now have a permanent clothing bank in the Farm Yard car park. Here’s a list of things that you can and can't recycle in the clothing bank.  



Litter Pick

We are planning on organising a litter pick on the playing fields to help keep our community clean.