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Mountain Lane School

Eco Committee / Eco Pwyllgor


We are delighted to share that we have been awarded the Eco Schools Platinum Award for the 6th time!  Well done to all pupils, staff and the Eco Committee who contributed towards the success of our application.


Our Eco Schools Officer has made the following comments about the award:


'Many thanks for submitting your application for Platinum renewal. I am pleased to see that the Eco Schools programme is still prominent at Mountain Lane, despite all the challenges of the last six months. Thanks for telling us about some of last year’s work, I absolutely love the door hangers! It was fantastic to read how you took ideas from our previous discussion and came up with your own brilliantly creative campaign - what a great way to draw everyone’s attention to saving energy

I am delighted to confirm that you have retained your platinum Eco-Schools status and wish you every success with your projects for the coming year. Maintaining the Eco-Schools Platinum status is a fantastic achievement. The school, staff and pupils, should feel proud of their hard work and commitment.'



Eco Committee Members 2019 - 2020

Class 3 - Alicia Jones

Class 4 - Hope Davies

Class 5 - Mila Roberts

Class 6 - Alfie Harrison 

Class 7 - Mia Parsonage 

Class 8 - Joseph Ledsham (Minutes Secretary) 

Class 9 - Isabel Butler

Class 10 - Alex Davies  

Class 11 - Tilley Lovell  

Class 12 - Declan Windel (Treasurer) 

Class 13 - Lydia Plowman (Vice Chairperson) 

Class 14 - Luke Brownbill (Chairperson) 

Before February Half Term, pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 were asked to design posters to encourage pupils, parents and staff to save energy in school and at home.  The Eco Committee have judged their favourite posters.  Please find below the names of winning entries and also photographs of the posters.  We hope that you like them!


Class 3 - Emily

Class 4 - Hope

Class 5 - Finley

Class 6 - Jonah

Class 7 - Annabelle

Class 8 - Joseph

Class 9 - Chloe 

Class 10 - Sonny

Class 11 - Lexi

Class 12 - Jack

Class 13 - Manon

Class 14 - Ella S

Introducing our brand new Eco Code for 2019 - 2021.  Thank you to all pupils who took part in the homework task.  The Eco Committee have chosen their favourite lines from some of the entries and they arranged these to make the code.  The names of the winning pupils are to be found around the code.  These pupils will soon be awarded with a prize for their efforts.  Da iawn to you all.

Following completion of the Environmental Review Questionnaire and a visit from Catrin Hughes, Eco Schools Co-ordinator for Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham, we have decided upon out actions for this year.  We have decided to focus upon saving energy in school and at home.  You can see what we are hoping to achieve in the Action Plan below.  Diolch, the Eco Committee. 

The Eco Committee have been working hard to plant bulbs and wildflower seeds, we hope that these will encourage more insects onto our school grounds.  Thank you to Mrs Greener for helping the members of the committee.

Bird Feeder Competition

A big thank you to all pupils who participated in the bird feeder competition.  The Eco Committee have judged the entries and we will announce the winners in assembly soon.  We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries which were really creative - thank you!

We will place the feeders within the school grounds during the next few weeks and hopefully encourage more birds onto the school site.

Diolch yn fawr!

Here are the names of the bird feeder competition winners - da iawn to you all!


Nursery - Iris and Zoe

Class 1 - Alysha and Mason

Class 2 - Freddie and Ella 

Class 3 - Kaitlyn and Luci

Class 4 - Ruby and Matthew

Class 5 - Finley and Haydn

Class 6 - George B and Daisy

Class 7 - Alfie and Olivia

Class 8 - Harrison and Sienna

Class 9 - Tia, Isla and Ava

Class 10 - Kaya and Jessica

Class 11 - Alice and Neve

Class 12 - Lucas and Zach

Class 14 - Milly and Cameron


Thank you for all of your efforts, the pupils have been awarded a prize and we will be placing the bird feeders around our school grounds during the next few weeks. 

The Eco Committee have been working hard to put the winning bird feeders out in the school grounds with the help of Mr Davies.  We hope that you like the photographs.  

We have counted the number of birds on the school grounds at the front and back of the school, the results are shown in the two graphs below.  We will count the birds again in a few week's time once we have put our bird feeders outside. 

29th March 2019

We have been outside to carry out our first 'bird count' since the bird feeder competition.  We counted 22 birds in total today.  Last time we counted the birds we found 25.  

Even though we counted less birds there is evidence that birds have been using the feeders as there is less seed in them than when they were put out. 

We will carry out a re-count next week, perhaps at a different time of day to see if we can find evidence of more birds.  Fingers crossed! 

The top two graphs below show the count after the bird feeders were put out and the bottom two show the results of our first count. 

The following information relates to last year's main target which was to reduce the amount of litter around our school grounds.  You will be able to look at some photographs which show our Eco Committee collecting litter with a representative from Keep Wales Tidy, some of our winning litter posters and a graph to show how much waste was collected in June. Diolch.