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Eco Schools

We are a registered Eco School and are currently celebrating the achievements of the Bronze and Silver Awards.

Eco Schools is the largest environmental schools programme in the world and is operated in England by the charity Keep Britain Tidy.

“The programme provides a framework for learning and action around nine topics - biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school grounds, transport, waste and water. It follows a very simple seven step process to lead schools on their journey to achieving a Green Flag Award.” Eco schools website.

At present we are updating our Environmental review. This will lead us to create an Action Plan towards our Green Flag.

Our Eco-Committee is made up of children from each class in school. They meet each half term and help to promote Eco activities in school.

Eco Events during the last year have included:

Eco Code Competition – Last summer we ran a competition to write an Eco Code for our school. We had many superb entries which were judged by our STEM club. The winner was Leila Kent. Leila and all the runners up received certificates in a celebration assembly.

Switch Off Fortnight– This was a project that encouraged children to think about energy conservation by switching off lights, computers and screen when they were not in use.

Waste Week Children used recycled materials brought from home to create art.

Walk to SchoolChildren earn badges if they walk to school at least once a week.

Flower Boxes – These were made for us by students from the College of Further Education. We planted bedding plants in them to brighten up our school playground.

Healthy Living – Our delicious school lunches provide children with healthy choices every day.

School Garden – We are very lucky to have the knowledge, expertise and time of Phil Williamson who has done a wonderful job transforming our school garden so that our pupils can enjoy gardening this Spring. Thank you so much!

Look Out For:

Litter Pick– Pupils and parents/carers taking part in a community litter pick in and around our school grounds, in conjunction with the Great British Spring Clean : 2-4 March 2018.

Litter–acy Poetry Writing Competition

To view our curriculum overview for this subject, please click the link below:

Eco Schools Curriculum Overview 2018.pdf