What is Eco Schools?
The Government in England wants every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) launched their Sustainable Schools Framework in 2006 when it set out challenging long-term aspirations for schools to put learning about sustainable development issues and sustainable practices into everyday school life.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
More information can be found on the Eco-Schools website.
Our schools has been awarded the prestigious ‘Green Flag Award’ by Eco Schools. This is the highest award which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. This year we will be going for our 3rd Green Flag Award. This is a very privileged place to be as few schools reach this achievement.
The children are the driving force behind Eco schools – they are asked to lead the Eco committee and help carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school. As part of the programme our school can create action plans to tackle a number of different topics that include:
- Healthy living
- Schools grounds
- Global citizenship
The School’s Eco Committee have written an eco code which can be seen on the Eco Schools notice board in the all the classrooms within the school.
This code is the Eco-Committee’s mission statement. It demonstrates the school’s commitment to improving its environmental performance. Please see our eco code below:
Empty containers to be recycled
Collect waste paper to be recycled
Our teachers will print and photocopy as little as possible
Save electricity, water and gas
Caring for wildlife
Help the environment to stay clean
Only use what we need
Often eat healthy
Let’s do it together!