Birdham CE Primary School

ECO Team 

Our School is proud to have achieved our Green Flag yet again in July this year – but our vision is to Love Our World - which means that we are a excellent green school that helps looks after the environment.

We conserve water, save electricity with a termly switch off fortnight, and recycle food waste, paper, bottle tops, ink cartridges and even old tea bags. We meet every term and have an after school club as well that helps to keep our grounds looking nice. We grow our own fruit and vegetables in the poly-tunnel and the water is recycled. We also use solar energy to power the school, and to heat our swimming pool.

We have worked closely with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, having taken part in four beach clearances. We were lucky to be able to link up with Chichester University Art Dept, for one of the clearances, and so create a work of art representing our disgust at the amount of plastic that pollutes our oceans.

We are also proud to be a FairTrade Achiever school. So every year we have a FairTrade fortnight to promote the work they do, and to learn how we can support a more sustainable lifestyle.

We have ten councillors including the Head Boy and Head Girl and we meet every term to help make our school the best it can be for everyone.

Green Flag Award 2023-24

Scroll below to view the ECO code, designed by the ECO team with support from the whole school.

Eco Minutes November-23

 ECO Council for 2023-24

These positions are elected democratically from within each class.








Robin Class

Goldfinch Class

Peacock Class

Golden Eagle Class

Kingfisher Class

Head Boy

Head Girl


Eco code
Our ECO team are also responsible for auditing our ECO curriculum!  Once this has been completed, our ECO lead, Miss Pottle then has to create an action plan to deliver the curriculum the children have asked for! (gulp!).  The current plan is attached below:

Our Eco Action Plan 2023-24

 ECO One Sheet

As part of our ECO work, we additionally have STEM days - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  So building a race car and letting children race it on the Goodwood circuit seems appropriate: