Comments from our Eco School Green Flag Assessment......
"The school, and particularly the Eco Watch Team, can be very proud of:
- The enthusiasm of knowledge of the children I met, who were clearly passionate about being 'eco' and very proud of their school.
- The school was a completely litter free environment.
- The wonderful displays of work relating to the Eco schools work and topics.
- The huge variety of initiates and eco-activities in the school grounds - although the grounds are large, every corner seems to be used for environmental learning.
- Excellent initiatives and on-going relationships with the local community and wider global communities."
We are fortunate at our school to have extensive school grounds that allow us the opportunity to create outdoor learning opportunities for our pupils. A wooded Environmental Area, pond with pond dipping platforms, a fire circle, traditionally built timber shelter with cob seating and pizza oven, raised beds and a keyhole garden for growing our own produce all help to support and enhance our environmental learning and Eco School Green Flag journey.
Our pupils enjoy the opportunity to contribute towards our success as an Eco School by being members of our Eco Watch Team, School Nutrition Action Group or having the opportunity to carry out practical environmental duties in and around our school. Litter picking, paper recycling, composting food waste, gardening and energy savings are all carried out by our diligent, budding environmentalists.
We share elements of our good practice with other schools and teaching staff by presenting our work at teacher training events for Resource Futures.
We are currently working towards obtaining our 3rd Green Flag for which we will be assessed in March 2018. We will be working on the 9 topics that make up the Green Flag; energy, water, transport, litter, waste, bio-diversity, healthy living, school grounds and global citizenship. Look out for half-termly newsletters to keep you up-dated with our progress.