Welcome to our Eco Warriors page!
Our team of Eco Warriors work very hard in school to develop our wildlife garden and to make our school a more environmentally friendly place. Every year, the Eco Warriors organise an Eco Day where each class takes part in many eco activities! In 2020 our UKS2 Eco Warriors were awarded Environment Agency Climate Champions 2020! Since then the Eco Warriors have continued to work hard and earn the Eco Schools Green Flag. We are currently on our 3rd Green Flag! With last year's Eco Warriors earning a Green Flag with Merit! Wonderful Achievements!
Eco Schools Green Flag awarded with Merit for the 2022/2203 Eco Warriors!
Congratulations for all your hard work and working together to make a difference.
Our 2021/2022 Eco Warriors with their Green Flag from Eco Schools!
The Big Battery Hunt 2023!
Wickersley Northfield pupils recycled a fantastic 3292 batteries as part of The Big Battery Hunt! That's an impressive 713 more than last year! A big thank you to our Energy Monitors for all their work.
Fantastic February Tree Planting with Rotherham Council on Brecks Lane.
The Eco Warriors, with the help of Rotherham Council, are getting ready to take part in The Great Big School Clean 2023 with all the schools in the White Woods Primary Academy Trust. The event will take place in March and April.
Great Big School Clean 2023!
What a fantastic time our community of schools has had looking after our local environment and our schools’ grounds by litter picking as part of The Great Big School Clean 2023!
A huge thank you to Wayne Munro-Smith from Rotherham Council for providing the litter picking equipment to all 13 schools in our Trust. Each school pledged the number of bags they thought they would fill. Across the country over 250,000 school pupils pledged to take part! When we all come together, that big difference becomes a huge one!
On the 12th October 2023 Wickersley Northfield hosted the first Whitewoods Primary Academy Trust Eco Council Meeting.
The delegates from across the schools in the Trust took part in different environmentally themed activities and shared their ideas. They were enthusiastic and inspiring! Watch this space to see what happens next!
This year (2022/23) the Eco-Warriors have chosen to focus on water, energy and waste for their Eco-Schools Topics. Stand-by for news on what they have planned for the year ahead!
ECO DAY 2023!
Wickersley Northfield pupils had a brilliant day dressed in blue, raising money to support the charity Dig Deep, working with pupils from different classes to learn more about our Eco-School topics and taking part in nature inspired activities at lunch!
BOOK SWAP 2023
As part of Book Week, the Eco Warriors organised a Book Swap on World Book Day. 184 children took part! The children looked very pleased with their choices and we hope to get even more children involved next year!
The Eco Warriors created the poster, shared the information with their classmates, set up the Book Swap and even reused paper to create the year group signs. What a great way to cut down on waste!
Our Wildlife Garden Summer 2022
Morrison's 'It's Good to Grow!' scheme has now finished. A fantastic 2163 tokens were collected!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed. The Eco Warriors will be thinking carefully about which gardening items to purchase with the tokens.
The Royal Institution Visit
On Friday 10th September 2021, Olivia from The Royal Institution came to deliver their awe-inspiring 'We've Got the Power!' workshop to all F2, KS1 and KS2 children. The children were introduced to fossil fuels, alternative sources of energy as well as Climate Change and much more!
After school we held a community event where families could also come and experience a show to excite and amaze!
Eco Warrior Statement of Intent
At Wickersley Northfield we provide children with an opportunity to take leadership of environmental issues in our school and local community through our Eco Warrior Committee. We also encourage pupils to develop an awareness in the classroom of environmental topics that can impact our world. Incorporating sustainability and Eco Schools allows pupils to embrace our core values of collaboration, curiosity and challenge whilst maintaining a child-centred approach. The Eco Schools programme allows schools to embark on a path towards improving the environment in both school and the local community while having a positive impact on the lives of pupils, their families and school staff.
Below you will see some photographs of just some of the fantastic work the Eco Warriors and the pupils at Wickersley Northfield have carried out at our school, including developing our Wildlife Garden.
The Great British Spring Clean 2022!
Over two weeks the whole school took part in litter picks around the school grounds.