The staff and pupils of Hillborough Junior School are striving to make a difference to the environment! We are members of the "Eco-Schools Award Programme" and are currently working towards our Bronze award.


The Eco-Schools programme is focused on nine key topics. These are:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • School grounds
  • Healthy living
  • Transport
  • Litter
  • Waste
  • Global citizenship

Environmental issues form part of the curriculum covered in each year group including pollution, the greenhouse effect, conservation, the rain forest and habitats of animals.

Our Eco Warriors are very active within school. They empty the recycling bins in each classroom, litter pick around the school, encourage people to recycle and save energy wherever possible, and present the Eco Class Award to the class who has been most Eco Friendly that week.

Meet our new Eco Warriors!

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They are going to be promoting healthy, sustainable, safe travel to school and the environment.

Litter Poem Competition

This competition is linked with the Great Big School clean happening also on Friday 2nd March. Pupils have been invited to compose a poem about Litter and if they enter, could win £500 of equipment for the school from Wilko.

Deadline is Monday 12th March.

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Walk to school Competition

There is a competition for children to design a badge encouraging people to walk to school. You can get a copy of the template from Mrs Carew or download it from the attachment below. All entries must be handed in to Mrs Carew by Monday 12th March. The best four will be sent off to the national competition from the school. Good luck everyone!

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Our Eco Warriors had a great week when They took part in a presentation to the Luton Recycling team and the Mayor of Luton after Hillborough won the Luton Recycle Tag Award Scheme (£2000 thank you very much)! The children were absolutely amazing and did us proud. We were also taken on a tour of the Town Hall and discovered where our houses come from - the Town crest!

Eco Warriors Recycling


Running from 13th-23rd June
All tags must be in by Friday 30th June
Winner will be announced 10th July

Tags will be issued if recycling bin contains only the following items:

  • Paper
  • card
  • plastic bottles
  • cans
  • tin
  • textiles and clothes

Recycling bins must not contain:

  • ​food
  • nappies
  • oil or glass

More information can be found at:


Walk to School Week - 15th May

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Road Safety Assembly

The Green Team and the Junior Road Safety Officers did a special assembly to the school on Tuesday 10th November to tell the children about how to stay safe on the roads. They explained how it is difficult for drivers to see people in the dark and you should try to wear reflective clothing or accessories. They also reminded them about the importance of the Green Cross Code and how to "Be Safe, Be Seen". Well done to them all for sharing such an important message. Reflective items are being sold on Tuesdays in the stationary shop and range from 20p to 75p. These have been subsidised by the school so that we are able to sell them at affordable prices to the children.

The Green Team update!

Please say a BIG welcome to this years Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) and The Green Team! Throughout the year, these pupils will be promoting healthy, sustainably and safe travel to school starting with a 'Road Safety and Awareness' assembly which will be lead by the team next half-term. They have also come up with lots of fantastic ideas on how to promote being seen during the darker months.

Thinking about the environment, they have already begun l to promote a cleaner environment by litter picking around our school and are on top of each class' recycling. We can't wait to see what else they will get up to this academic year!


Be the change you want to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi

eco-change1Fifteen easy ways to help the environment:

  1. When you are outside, pick up your rubbish and don't drop litter.
  2. Have a garden and learn how to care for it.
  3. Every year, plant new things in your garden.
  4. Have a compost bin and put your organic waste in it.
  5. When you fish, make sure you follow the rules of fishing. The rules are there to protect the fish, but in the long term, they protect the people.
  6. Turn off the lights when they are not needed.
  7. Turn the tap off when you brush your teeth to save water.
  8. Walk to school or ride your bike.
  9. Recycle your clothes. Donate them to a charity shop or recycling centre.
  10. Buy products with less wrapping and packaging.
  11. Use reusable bags and boxes instead of plastic bags.
  12. Do not print things you do not have to.
  13. Use recycled paper.
  14. Use energy-efficient light bulbs.
  15. Try to fix things before buying new ones.

Useful Websites

There are lots of things we can do at home to look after the environment. What do you do? How green are you? Find out with a quiz. Fun games.

Environmental games, activities and homework help for kids.

EcoKids is a web site maintained by Earth Day Canada.