Eco-Warrior Celebration 2013
We were lucky enough to be invited to a Celebration of our achievements at Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday 17th July 2013. We were extremely priviledged to have the opportunity to meet in the Council Chamber and sit in the seats where Councillors in Leeds make really important decisions.
We were joined by some really important people in Leeds including
- The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress,
- Nigel Richardson - The Director of Children's Services,
- Councillor Judith Blake - Executive member of Children's Services and Deputy leader of Leeds City Council.
- Phil Barr, Paul Durkin and Laura Taggart - Members of the Co-operative group.
During the morning we had to share a short presentation of our successes this year and decide on some key priorities for our school. If you would like to have a look at our presentation, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
At the end of the morning we had to make some important decisions and we had a ballot of what we would like our key priorities for the city to be. Councillor Blake agreed to work on these over the next year.
We were very excited to use the voting pads that the Councillors use to make decisions.Before making a vote we had to press 'p' to register our decision. If we agreed that the priority was the most important out of the 6 we pressed '+', if we disagreed we pressed '0' and if we wanted to abstain our vote we had to press '-'.
The Key priorities that were decided were;
- To clean up litter and graffiti across the city.
- To provide more opportunities for growing in the school and community.
- To encourage sustainable travel.
At the end of the morning we were presented with a special certificate for taking part in Green-Team Training led by Steve Ruse, Sustainability Consultant in Leeds. We also received a special 'Think Green' wristband that doubles up as a usb stick which will be useful to save any Green Team work on that we prepare in the future.
We had a great morning at the Civic Hall!!
Here is the Presentation that was delivered by Miss Earnshaw, George Green and Leah Richardson.