Eco Council

The Eco Council have Green Flag status and are involved with environmental issues within the school. Through the Eco Council children in Ysgol Bryn Deva have their voices heard on decisions which affect their environment. Our Eco Council meetings provide a formal way in which the children can participate in decision making in school.  

In May 2022 Ysgol Bryn Deva’s Eco Council won ‘Keep Wales Tidy Competition’ with their prize being two Litter Picking packs, thanks To Catryn Davies from Keep Wales Tidy. The award was presented to the chair of the Eco Council at Ysgol Bryn Deva – Riley Roberts and the Vice Chair, Martha Hunt by the founder of Deeside Litter Picking Group Mrs Vivien Corbett- Jones and the Environment Officer from Flintshire County Council, Mrs Adrianna Szostakowska.

Stone Boden won the competition to design a poster for Deeside Creameries which will be on all the ice cream vans in Deeside. Well done to the runners up of the Deeside Creameries Competition, Cassie Curtis, Daisy Challinor – Hughes and Megan Higgins. Thank you to all who took part.

Planting Oak Trees

Ysgol Bryn deva would like to give a big thank you to Gillian, Rosie Barley and Dad Rich Barley for the amazing gift of 6 oak trees.They have been gifted to us with a lovely story attached. Mr Barley shared the story with us.

In 2021 I was contacted by a resident at a site I manage the grounds maintenance for to discuss planting some trees. The site is a large older persons scheme in Warrington called Ryefields. A lady called Dot asked if I could take some young Oak trees from the greenhouse on site and plant them on the grounds on behalf of her friend Gillian. The Oak trees had been grown from Acorns by Gillian Banks. As I understand it, Gillian struggled for some time to get seeds to germinate so was pleased when young trees began to grow. She was really keen to see the trees planted and asked Dot to contact me. After considering the availability of planting space on the Ryefields site, I regrettably advised that they wouldn’t be a suitable tree for the grounds. Remembering the Oak tree fell on the grounds of Bryn Deva a few years ago, I arranged to donate the trees on Gillian’s behalf to the school.

What a lovely story.

Local Places for Nature – Development package

Congratulations! Following the recent panel meeting, Ysgol Bryn Deva passed stage 1 of application process on
Tuesday 6th December 2022

Stage 2 of the process involves a site visit with a Keep Wales Tidy officer and expert partner.  If the visit is successful and site is deemed suitable, a garden plan will be drawn up and the Keep Wales Tidy officer will agree a workplan so that package items will be ordered.