Welcome to St Wilfrid’s Earth Keepers
Our new team for 2015/16 has now been chosen. Their first project is MEGA Motion – a campaign aimed at encouraging everyone to make sustainable travel choices every Friday. The whole school is being encouraged to take part in this. The launch of the campaign this year took place at Auckland Castle and our team really enjoyed being a part of it. Click the links below to read more about the launch and the MEGA Motion campaign and to look at our photographs of the day.
Junior Wardens 2016
Our Earth Keepers have been working withe Dale and Valley homes to identify ways our local area can be improved. We have looked at litter problems and dog waste problems and ways of solving them, including dog waste bins and litter picking. For a full report on our work to improve the area around our school, click the link below.
Switch off Fortnight 2015
We based Switched off Fortnight 2015 around Pope Francis’ message:
Creation is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”
Pope Francis 2014
With his message he reminds us to be mindful of the world around us.
His message is clear – he is asking us all to take more care of God’s creation and help to tackle climate change.
Our Earth Keepers presented this message to our whole school community in a special assembly, when they asked us all to think about the impact our lifestyles have on others and God’s world. They encouraged us to think about how small changes can make a big difference globally, especially in poorer countries, who are disproportionately affected by changes in climate.
You can see their presentation by downloading the file below.
St Wilfrid’s Earth Keepers were founded in 2014. Since then we have worked in school on various campaigns to reduce wast and save energy. Our Earth Keepers meet every half term with support from staff. They discuss issues and come up with their own solutions. We are members of The Pod, which is run by EDF energy and we take part in their campaigns, which are designed to:
- To inspire young people and their families to choose a more sustainable lifestyle.
- To promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and encourage science and engineering as a career choice.
- To help children understand that a low carbon, secure and affordable energy supply is vital for the future.
We were delighted to achieve the Eco-Schools bronze award in June 2014, for our work and we are now working towards the Silver Award.
To read more about the work we did in our first year, download the file below.
Earthkeepers Year 2013-2014