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MADLEY ECO TEAM are concentrating on hand washing


Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Our Eco team will be out and about in school making sure we all follow these steps to wash our hands properly.


Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.


Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.


Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice!


Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.


Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.


Our Eco Team 2022-23


This year our Eco-Reps are:


Y1    Lottie R and Rory

Y2     Hannah and Dexter

Y3     Kitty and Harry

Y4     Martha and Theo

Y5     Bertie and Keeya

Y6     Jacob W and Marley W


Being an Eco-Rep is an important part of Madley and our mantra is ‘Once an Eco-Rep,  always an Eco-Rep.  The children are given green polo shirt s which they wear with pride.  The team encourage us to make small changes which will all help towards the sustainability of the planet and all the life within it. 


We asked the children why they wanted to be an Eco-Rep.  This is what a few of them said:


“I wanted to be an Eco-Rep because I want to save all the animals and save the world from litter’  Emilia Y6


‘Because I want to save the community and the seas and to stop litter being in there’ Martha Y4


‘Because I want to help endangered animals and insects.  At Comets Meadow, we could plant wild flowers and pollinators to attract bees and perhaps have bee hives too’ Bertie Y5


Each year, our eco-team work on two or three of the nine different categories covered in our Eco-Schools Green Flag.  They are Biodiversity, Energy, Global Citizenship, Healthy Living, Litter, Marine Life, School Grounds, Transport, Waste and Water.


At our first Eco meeting, our eco-reps decided that we should establish the School Grounds and Healthy Eating as our ‘Core Values’ and that the whole school should vote on which of the other categories we should concentrate on. Marine Life was their choice. 


We will also incorporate Water as the children are keen to involve areas of the River Wye.


The children set out their aims for the whole school: 


· To keep the school free from litter .


· To establish a robust campaign to encourage us all to do the right things and make the right choices.


· Make posters to support our campaign


· To make bird boxes


· To plant wild flowers and pollinating plants in the school grounds and at Comets Meadow


· To grow vegetables and sell them to raise funds to buys crops for sustainability


· Hold a presentation for the Pre-School and wider community


We will keep you updated on our progress this year and may have a call out for help with some of our ambitious projects.


Solar Panel Installation At Madley Primary School

We are very pleased and proud to announce that we have now had our Solar Panels installed after the initial suggestion came from our amazing young ECO Reps during a chat with the assessor when we were being inspected for our latest Green Flag Award.

The panels were installed during half term week, and there are 150 in total, which will generate a maximum of 43 kw/hour on a sunny day!
We will soon be taking delivery of a large screen which will be on display in the school corridor showing all of our data. We will be able to track the power generated, how much we have been able to pass onto the National Grid and how much we have used. From this information we can then calculate how much income we have generated.

We think you will agree that as an Eco School and holder of the Green Flag Award these solar panels are very much in keeping with the whole ethos of the school, and the Eco mantra, "Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!"

As a school our many thanks go to our Finance Governor Mr Lindley, who negotiated the finances with the LEA, also to Chair of Governors, Mr Johnson for enabling us to bring these plans to fruition, and as always our dedicated team of children.

Healthy Living - Spring Term Friday Afternoon Project

Spring term in our Friday Afternoon workshop, we have been learning about Healthy Living, which is one of the nine Eco School Topics.
We started by learning about the importance of hygiene and especially washing our hands thoroughly throughout the day, to minimise spreading nasty germs!
We discussed all the things we do with our hands, and the children made some lovely cut-outs of their own hands.

We went on to explore why it is important to exercise and have been for some brisk wintry walks to the Madley Playing Field. We carried out an experiment to see how our heartbeat increases after gentle exercise. We measured some children's heartbeats before and after skipping.
Lastly we talked about eating a healthy diet and looked at the different food groups. The children went on to decorate their own paper plate with a healthy, well-balanced meal.

Eco School Project Presentation

On Thursday February 23rd the school held an open meeting which was attended by parents, pupils and staff to outline our Eco-schools project. A number of other agencies were also present with Madley Environmental Centre, Wiggly Wrigglers, the Eco schools Co-ordinator and a former re-cycling officer helping to outline our sustainable project. We are now looking forward to really developing and sustaining our eco work
Spring term in our Eco/Gardening workshops we are aiming to grow enough crops to provide our own lunch. It all needs to start with a trip to a local garden centre to buy compost, seeds and young plants, so on Friday, 17th April, a group of children from our afternoon workshop jumped onto a minibus and set off for an afternoon of shopping!