At Oakfield High School and College, we are passionate about the ever changing environment, surroundings and engaging young people to take an interest in this through environmental education and action. The eco-council is a vital part of how we as a school improve in different areas from waste to water consumption and our learners and eco warriors play a huge part in the decision making process. Voted in by peers, this wonderful opportunity introduces the concept of democracy throughout school and gives all learners a voice to be part of something that they can be passionate about, it also gives learners a feeling of being part of different projects and teaches them about meeting etiquette. The eco-council also work in partnership with a variety of different bodies from Wigan Council to local waste companies, educating all on the effects of our actions on the world. This year as a school we have decided to improve in the following two areas:
Biodiversity (Providing a suitable environment for wildlife and creatures to live in happily)
Global Citizenship (Looking how we can support all charities and introduce fair trade products)
We are always looking for new members to join us and help the school become a greener place and retain the prestigious green flag award when eco-schools come and look at all the work we have been completing.