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St Dennis

Primary Academy

Everyone Matters, Everyone Succeeds, Every Moment Counts

Eco Council

At St Dennis Primary Academy, the community and environment are important to us and are therefore key drivers of our curriculum. 


We have set up an Eco Council made up of two children from every year group.  Children across the whole school learnt about the British Value of democracy as these children were elected following a presentation to their class about why they would make a good Eco Council representative.


Eco Council meet every week with Mrs Bateson and foucus on a project based on one of the following topics:


Biodiversity – Caring for all plants, animals and insects.

Energy – Reducing energy use and investigating greener energy sources.

Global Citizenship – Working with others on local and global issues.

Healthy Living – improving mental and physical well-being.

Litter – Reducing the amount of litter in your local area.

Marine – Protecting all rivers, canals, lakes and oceans.

School Grounds – Enhancing where you work and play.

Transport – Finding more environmentally-friendly ways to travel.

Waste – Refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle.

Water – Protecting an important natural resource.


Eco Council have their own display board where they have their photos so everyone knows who they are, share the current project they are working on and the minutes from their weekly meetings. They also have a space for suggestions from other children.


Our Eco Council encourage their classmates to follow the St Dennis Eco Code that they created.



Click here to find out more about eco-schools


This year, Eco Council have been instrumental in saving energy across the school and applying for grants to save water. Their work and dedication has resulted in the school achieving the Eco Schools Bronze and Silver Awards.




The Eco Council recently discussed their priorities for what they believe should be discussed at the G7 Summit and were interviewed and filmed by BBC Radio Cornwall sharing their ideas for the world’s leaders to listen to.  


Click here to view the interviews





Beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage Million Mile Clean

Eco Council being interviewed by Matt Pengelly from Radio Cornwall

G7 Summit - 'Our Voice, Our Future'.


We were very privileged to be involved in the live streaming of the Cornwall Music Hub's 'Our voice, our future’ project, along with other schools in Cornwall. Our thanks go to Matt Douglas for putting the video together for us along with the backing track. The artwork and lyrics were all produced by the children of Year 5 and we are very proud of them all!


Follow the link below to our Video Resource Centre where you can see the perfomance and accompanying artwork in full.

Eco Council planting seeds to improve the school grounds

Eco Council with the water saving butts they purchased with a grant from South West Water

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St Dennis Primary Academy is part of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 08880841. Registered address: Academy House, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall. TR4 9LD