School / Eco-council

Pupil Voice at Chesterton Primary School is represented through the School/Eco- Council, a group of children elected by their class peers to represent them in whole school decision making, such as selecting teachers, reviewing the school menu, identifying priorities for the School Improvement Plan, putting forward ideas from their classes to be discussed and implemented.

The School/Eco-Council is made up of an elected ‘Head Girl,’ ‘Deputy Head Girl,’ 'Head Boy’ and ‘Deputy Head Boy’ from the Year 6 class, and two elected members for each class from Year 1 to Year 5.

The School/Eco-Council hold regular meetings to discuss and identify items for the next meeting agenda and to provide feedback from the previous meeting. These meetings are held with the Mrs. B. Birks where the children are able to express their thoughts, ideas and beliefs about school improvement.

Both councils form the core pupils for the Gardening club and will be involved with everything to do with growing food and plants. They make sure our school is litter free by running a weekly timetable for litter picking and keep a watchful eye on our recycling duties in class.

The Eco part of the council have created their own ‘Eco-Code’ that they are committed to uphold. The ‘Code’ can be found below:


  • Collect scrap paper to recycle;
  • Help our wild life and look after our garden;
  • Eat healthy snacks;
  • Switch lights off when room not in use;
  • Turn taps off. Don’t leave them dripping;
  • Eat healthy dinners;
  • Recycle and reuse as much as you can;
  • Tidy litter away in to bins;
  • Only use what you need;
  • Never drop litter.


The following awards have been achieved so far: