Year 6 Leadership Opportunities

As you will have seen from previous blogs over the last few weeks, the Year 6 students have been presenting their speeches explaining why they are suitable candidates for various leadership roles across school.  This week it was the turn of the Eco Captains.  Below is an example of a well-researched, persuasive, emotive appeal.  Congratulations to all those children who stood for election; you were brilliant!  Mrs Egan is very much looking forward to working with Niamh, Evelyn, Abigail, Alyssa and Erin in future weeks.


ECO Club Speech

Are you looking for a caring, helpful and motivated year 6, for ECO Club?

Well, you’ve found me, because I’m right under your nose!

Firstly, every 2 months, I go litter picking around my local area with a few of my friends.

I also enjoy showing my little sister how to save the planet by following the 3xR’s (reduce/reuse/recycle).

I teach her to reduce littering in the street, use our own water bottles, rather than buying water in plastic bottles and we also buy bags for life.

I reuse by not throwing bottles away and using my own bags instead of plastic bags.

I regularly recycle any plastics/card and metals that I can, plus, I recycle my clothes and shoes and toys to charity shops for other people to buy.  I always support the Air Ambulance charity shop.

Bees are absolutely vital in the world as they pollinate all our crops, fruit and vegetables.  They keep our trees alive too, which produce oxygen, for humans and animals to live.

Every time I see a bee dying, I pick it up and either get it to a flower to save it, or give it some sugar water.  I have done this hundreds of times now.

If we carry on the way we are, in 30 years time, there will be more plastic in the sea, than animals.  Every sea bird and animal in the sea will have stomachs full of plastic and die.  This is happening already.

Did you know?

Our ozone layer is a protective shield in the sky and the humans are making a hole in the shield, by using CFC gases, this is causing the worlds’ climate to change, so hotter days, more storms, melting icebergs and rising sea levels.  If we don’t stop now, more radiation gets through, causing more cancer.  Luckily, the Montreal Protocol was created, to stop certain chemicals being used by the world.  This means the ozone layer is beginning to heal itself so by the year 2070, the hole will be as small as it was in 1980.  We MUST do more though for the future generations.

We need an ECO Club to try to save our beautiful planet and make it flourish once again, and I want to be a part of the healing process.

Thank you for listening to my speech and I truly hope I’m chosen.


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