Eco Schools

 

What is Eco-Schools?

Eco-schools is an environmental education programme that is managed by the environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy. Their mission is to bring about behaviour change in young people so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.

The programme helps to address a variety of environmental themes ranging from litter and waste to healthy living and biodiversity. Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools. They form and lead an Eco-Committee and help carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school. The Eco-Committee decide on the environmental themes they want to address and what changes they are going to make in conjunction with the rest of the school and the wider community.

Schools work towards gaining one of three internationally recognised awards - Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. Bronze and Silver are both self accredited through our website and Green Flag is externally assessed by Keep Britain Tidy volunteers.

Our Ecowarriors continue to collect fruit waste twice a week and compost it in the Learning Garden bins. They have promoted the Learning Garden ‘Design a Planter’ competition by creating posters and displaying them around the school. Judging for the winning entry was held on Friday 24th February and the prize for our 3 winners was a wonderful selection of gardening equipment and seeds.

Hopefully, as the weather gets warmer, all classes will be able to start planting in the Learning Garden. 

Any surplus bedding plants will be gratefully received.