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Eco Council


Our Eco Council meets regularly with Mrs Parker and consists of pupil representatives for each year group (known as our Eco Warriors). Mrs Turbill also supports by running a small lunchtime gardening club every Tuesday, helping to develop our eco garden and keep our school grounds looking beautiful.


Our Eco Council are leading the promotion of the issues of sustainability, recycling and our environment in school. 

Recycling in School

At Green Hammerton C of E Primary, we encourage all classes to recycle their paper waste in a paper recycling bin. We also have soft drink can recycling bins both in the school entrance porch and in the staff room to enable staff and families to recycle any washed, used cans they may have. Once these bins are full they will be collected by a York based charitable organisation called 'Choose2 Youth' who will recycle to cans to provide much needed funds for their many projects. 


Choose2 Youth is a not for profit social enterprise working with children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional needs in York and North Yorkshire. 

Gardening Club

Mrs Turbill runs a lunchtime gardening club each week to help the children learn about the importance of growing plants in our school environment for bees and other insects. They are going to be building a brand-new bug hotel and developing some food-growing (e.g. onions, potatoes, etc) in our raised beds. 


Our Eco Warriors have recently been tidying up some of the planters around school, ready for the spring and summer months. 


If anyone would like to donate any plants, shrubs, seeds or other gardening products to the school to help us develop our school garden further, please contact the school office. Thank you.