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This year's chosen charity to support is EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospice). We were given a guided tour.

Outside the Treehouse
Mrs Johns and the team
Inside the sensory room with Miss Pink
sparkly lights
Testing out their fantastic play area

At Holbrook we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and can be involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Class Council allows all pupils the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions. Children manage to reach a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council. It is important that as many pupil voices are heard as possible. Pupils at Holbrook know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. Our School Council meet every two weeks and share their minutes at whole school assemblies. A 'Big Question' is then discussed the following week during discussions in class. Our School Council also act as an eco-committee and are devoted to making Holbrook as green a school as possible.


 Holbrook Primary Eco-Code

The School Council would like all pupil, staff and visitors to agree to the following eco-code

We will…….

  • RECYCLE all scrap paper, using both sides.
  • RECYCLE all cardboard.
  • RECYCLE all clean, plastic containers.
  • RECYCLE used batteries, textiles, crisp packets, ink cartridges, and shoes.
  • REUSE fruit and vegetable waste for compost.
  • REUSE materials to support our learning (junk modelling, glue pots, flower pots etc.).
  • REUSE pens and glue sticks by putting lids back on after use.
  • REDUCE the amount of paper printed and always print double sided and use less coloured ink
  • REDUCE the amount of energy used to heat our radiators by turning them down and wearing a jumper
  • REDUCE water wastage by turning off taps.
  • REDUCE electricity wastage by switching off and closing doors.
  • REDUCE food wastage by pre ordering our school lunches and eating up!
  • REDUCE our carbon footprint by walking, scooting or biking to school.
  • REDUCE our use of single use plastics by using reusable drinks bottles, avoiding cling film and purchasing responsibly.
  • REDUCE the use of plastic by only laminating when absolutely necessary


Pop into the Ipswich Town Hall to see you your eco art works on display - they look wonderful!

Spring Term litter picks

21.01.20 Only 1.5 kg, much less than last term!
21.02.20 Good team work.
21.01.20 We looked quite hard for litter today!

Autumn litter picks


Well done to our School Council for their litter pick today.  They collected 4.5 kgs of rubbish, most of it was plastic and non recyclable wrappers.  Our next litter pick will be in a month's time, hopefully there will be less rubbish in our school grounds.

Reusing plastic bottles to make a Christmas tree with Mr Millington from the RHS

26.11.19 Our Eco team build a plastic bottle Christmas tree

A huge thanks to Mr Millington from the RHS
Making the base layer
Mastering the glue gun