Dear Aboyne families
At Aboyne Lodge we like the children to get involved in making decisions and running pupil-led projects. The eco-committee is one such council at Aboyne and we have the role of looking where we can make a difference to the school and local communities, as well as the wider natural world.
I am delighted to let you know that the new eco-committee members that have been voted in by the pupils of each class for academic year 2017-18 are:
Seth Keaveny & Matilda Foxcroft Y1, Senuli Nimnara & Alex Suttie Y2, Ava Kelley & Sam McNaught Y3, Thom Burn & Eesha Cook Y4, Bea Madzharova & George Galilee Y5 and Aoife Keaveny &Angelo Dixon Y6.
We meet at intervals throughout each term, to decide on tasks for the following weeks and to respond to any eco-related issues that may be going on at school or further afield.
Our first event this year was to think what we wanted to do with the wonderful abundance of apples from our school apple trees. The children decided they would like to pick the apples and sell them, which they did after school one day. They raised £17, which they have said they would like to send to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund).
The main project that the members will be working on this year is to reduce food waste in school and raise awareness of the value of food and a healthy diet. As Aboyne’s ‘Food Ninja’ leaders, they will be working with education leaders from ‘Fab Food Projects’, which is an initiative supported by Sainsbury’s ‘Waste Less Save More’ campaign. The eco committee will be involved at every stage of this project and will be letting Aboyne families know how it is progressing.
We look forward to an interesting and worthwhile year as the Aboyne Lodge Eco Committee!
Amanda Handley (staff) and committee members.