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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Eco-Committee Archive: 2022-2023


At St Thomas Aquinas School we are extremely proud of our Eco-Committee. In the past we have managed to reduce the use of single use plastic by 90%, planted 75 trees on our school field, held theatre productions in our school hall on road dangers and written to and convinced Milton Keynes Council to resurface and repaint the entrance to our school - making markings more visible and reducing dangerous parking – plus many more.


As a result, we have been recognized and awarded ‘School of the South-East’ by the National travel Awards, gained gold status by Modeshift Stars and are proud to be able to wave the Green Flag which is an enormous achievement by Eco-Schools.


Last year we were the model school for others looking to become greener. This year, we will continue to push for a safer, greener future.


I would like to personally thank all the children who wrote me a letter expressing an interest in joining the Eco-Committee. I have been inundated and overwhelmed by the amount of support from the children. Letters to those children who have gained a place on the Eco-Committee have been sent out today. If your child was unsuccessful, they have been added to a waiting list. I will announce the new committee next week.


The Eco-Committee have worked hard this week planting 360 vegetable seeds and educating the rest of the school community on how we can all be more sustainable. Over the next few weeks, children will learn how to care for seedlings, and discover the excitement of eating home grown vegetables.  


Each class have been given 40 vegetable plants to care for and grow. At the end of this term, children will be able to each take a plant home to continue to grow and nurture.  I hope to see lots of photos of the plants as they are grown at home. The plant which has been cared for the best and nurtured with love will receive not only an Amazon gift card but also a ‘grow your own pizza toppings’ vegetable garden set.