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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.” 

For further information on the eco-schools project, please click the link below:

https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/

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:

Flower Boxes – These were made for us by students from the College of Further Education. We are busy planting bulbs and plants in them to brighten up our school playground.

Battery Recycling - We are currently recycling our used batteries and finding out why these shouldn't be going to landfill.

Eco Explorer Club 2021 (Tees Valley STEM Competition) - Y4. Exciting challenges to come up with there own innovative and interesting ideas for how they can combine important environmental factors to change a part of our school environment to make it more eco-friendly.

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 Summer. Thank you so much!

Look Out For:

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. (Summer term)

International Day for Biodiversity - Learning about our local environment. (Summer term)

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

Eco Schools Curriculum Overview 2018.pdf


Summer 1 Term Update

Annie and Martha have been busy collecting litter.

Fern has been busy making her garden 'bee friendly' and earned herself a Gree Blue Peter Badge!

Fern has been busy making her garden 'bee friendly' and earned herself a Gree Blue Peter Badge!

   

Tom and Leo have been growing their own strawberries and attracting bees into their garden.

They were given an oak tree sapling from Summerhill Country Park, Hartlepool to say thank you for all their hard work.

Well done everyone!

If you would like to become a Blue Peter Climate Hero why not apply for your Green Badge following the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/blue-peter-apply-for-a-green-badge

How to get a Blue Peter Green Badge | Be a Blue Peter Climate Hero | Environmental activities for kids - CBBC - BBC We have a new and exciting way for you to apply for your Blue Peter Green Badge and become a Blue Peter Climate Hero. Follow the steps below to earn your Green Badge. Or, if you've already got a ... www.bbc.co.uk

Samuel and Esme Barker have recently joined 'Hartlepool Big Town Tidy Up' after finding lots of rubbish when walking their dog in the Burn Valley. They have since collected litter from The Burn Valley, Family Wood and Summerhill. That's amazing!

If you are interested in improving your local area check out the website;

https://plasticfreehartlepool.org/big-town-tidy-up/ or visit their facebook page.