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Receiving the International Schools Award from the British Council

More Fantastic news for St James Eco work! We have received the highest award from the British Council for our International Work, the accreditation level of the International School Award. 
The Green Flag assessor has been in to school today to meet the Eco councillors and after them telling him all about the good work that is happening at St. James we have been awarded our 3rd Green Flag! Well done to everyone involved and keep up the good work!

May 15th-19th is National Walk to School Week. Please try your best to walk to school every day that week and help your class win the prize for the most walkers. You can also cycle or scoot to school or if you live a long way away from school, park the car and walk the last part of your journey.


We have our 3rd Green Flag assessment on Friday May 5th. The Eco council will need to tell the assessor about everything we do in school and in the community. Good luck councillors!
Congratulations to Miley Fletcher in Cyfarthfa who has designed the new Eco Code for the whole school. Look out for it when you next visit school.
3 member of the Eco Council attended the Pride in Your Place awards evening in Blackwood on January 19th. We came runners up in the Best Community Project category, receiving a framed certificate and a cheque which the children will decide how to spend. Well done to all the families and members of the community who support our work.
Good news! We have been shortlisted for the second year in a row for a Pride in Your Place award. The awards will take place on January 19th in Blackwood Miner's Institute. Watch this space! 
This week we have also achieved the British Council Intermediate International award for our work with international schools!
Fantastic news - we have awarded the Fair Achiever Fairtrade award for the 2nd time! Well done to everybody involved.
Eco Club will start again on April 25th 3:30-4:20.
Reminder - there's no Eco club next week (Feb 8th) beacuse of the Valentine disco.

Eco Council minutes January 15th 2016

Eco Meeting - November 6th 2015

We had a guest at our Eco meeting today, Martin Kelly from Groundwork. He told us all the work he's been doing with volunteers in our school grounds this term, mainly putting up the shed and polytunnel in our pond area. 

The councillors came up with some excellent ideas about what they would like done with their school grounds from building a bird hide to routes for frogs in and out of the pond. Martin is going to get all our ideas made for us while we have fun making bird baths and bird feeders.

If anyone is interested in helping Martin with these projects on a Tuesday afternoon, please ring the school office and ask for his contact details. Alternatively, pop into the Groundwork office on the stretch.

The Eco councillors are also going to be monitoring our energy usage each day by making sure (and checking!) that lights are switched off in rooms when no one is in them.