Green square with text and image in white. Text = Eco Committee. Image = 3 people sitting at a desk.



The Eco-Committee has now been elected. Due to the low number of candidates for each year group, all applicants were automatically selected and we are still looking for more S2 pupils to join the committee. If any S2s are interested, they should contact Mrs McLeod, either by email or by coming to room A119 during a Tuesday or Thursday lunchtime. The current Eco-Committe members are:


  • Clara Bean-Garden – 1D2
  • Sara Craise - 1A1
  • Nicolette Dorman - 1C2
  • David Robbie – 1B1
  • Mila Singleton – 1A1
  • Claire Wilson - 1D1
  • Stuart Young – 1D2


  • Robert Angus - 2D2
  • Natan Sienko – 2D2


  • Sophie Bennie-Twist – 3A1
  • Sean Miles - 3C2
  • Eilidh Morton – 3A1
  • Ella Mustarde – 3A1
  • Findlay Mustarde – 3A1


  • Coll Mayer – 4A1
  • Lewis Neilson – 4C2
  • Aatiquah Shah – 4B1


  • Oliver Curran – 5D2
  • Cameron Glendinning – 5B1
  • Ellie Wilson – 5B2


  • Phoebe Barr – 6D1
  • Niamh Clark – 6A1
  • Evelyn Dennison – 6D1
  • Lucy Grayson – 6D2
  • Christina Taylor – 6B1


23/9/21 - Eco-Committee Meeting 1b

The Eco-Committee went over the results of the Environmental Review and voted on the 3 topics to cover this year:

  • Litter & Waste
  • Climate Action
  • Global Citizenship

They then chose Sustainable Goal 14 - Life Below Water as their overarching theme, split into groups by topic and each group started working on an Action Plan for that topic. We also discussed the opportunity being offered by Transform Our World for S3-6 across the UK to attend COP26 either virtually or in person and some pupils have applied - fingers crossed for them! The next meeting will be in C127 during P3 on Tue 2nd November.

Sustainable Development Goal 14 - Life Below Water Logo - Blue background with white outline of fish below 2 horizontal wavy lines representing water.              


14/9/21 - Climate Action Workshop

Some of our Eco-Committee attended the virtual workshop on Climate Action run by Keep Scotland Beautiful. There were 3 topics: Fast Fashion, Energy and Food. For each we learned about the topic, the effects of the topic on the earth and what action we can take to lessen these effects. At the end of the workshop, our pupils were brimming with ideas they would like to put into action during the course of the year and they were told to bring these to the next committee meeting.

Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action Logo - Green background with green and white world in white eye shape.


7/9/21 - Eco-Committee Meeting 1a

Hermitage Academy Eco-Committee standing in a classroom holding theirPlastic Free Pledge

The Eco-Committee showed their support of Plastic Free Helensburgh during their 1st committee meeting by signing a pledge to:

  • work to remove at least 3 items of single-use plastic from our daily activities
  • commit to include our stance on single-use plastic in our communications
  • raise awareness of and support plastic-free initiatives in the community

We also allocated the roles of chairing meetings and creating the agenda (S6), minute taking (S5) and upkeep of the noticeboards (volunteers from S1 to S3). S4 agreed to create a survey on attitudes to litter to use at the start and the end of our journey this year.

After a quick recap of the Green Flag Journey, we agreed to work collaboratively on the Environmental Review in a shared Google Drive and looked ahead at future events, both for the Eco-Committee and for the whole school community. Pupils then finished off the meeting by volunteering information about the particular interests and skills that they have, and we can take advantage of. All in all, a very successful first meeting!