Green Flag Awarded September 2017
Find out all about our Eco-Work, led by our super Eco-Council!
Welcome to our page from Dalyan, Maisie, Luke, Lewis, Florenace, Ella-Mai, Jessica, Thomas, Oliver, Luke, Kortney, Thomas, Jamie, Amelia, Freddie and Theo!
And from our Parent helpers Mr Hargreaves
And our Governor Mrs Williamson
And from our Staff members – Mr Stark, Mrs Coates, Mrs Moorby
Making Bird Feeders for the school grounds
Eco Day 2015 – slideshow made by our Eco-Committee
Eco-Schools is an international award that helps us become more sustainable as a school, and as a community by providing a framework to help embed clear eco-principles into the heart of school life. It helps to enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.
It’s overall mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.
Through this programme we can not only enhance the curriculum, but take our message out into the community of Heysham; help with future school improvements and plans; help the school to save money; and to raise awareness and publicity of the Eco-message.
So where are we up to on our Eco-Journey?
We re-registered in 2015 and our Eco-Council completed a full audit of the school’s current eco-work and also looked at our energy saving measures to see what else we could do. It is the Eco-Council, made up of pupils, staff, governors and other community members who are the driving force behind this work, and the pupils report back to the whole school and the Headteacher regularly.
We completed our Bronze Award in Summer 2015 and are racing ahead to completing our Silver Award in December 2015 before we embark on the journey towards Green Flag status in 2016. We have many ideas and thoughts on how we can become much more eco-aware – right across the school and we have organised an Eco-Day in Autumn 2015, and a World Week for 2016 where we can push the message further.
And what are we doing now?
This term, as well as emptying the recycling boxes each week we will be:
- Making our Eco-committee badges out of recyclable materials
- Planting flowers in all of the outdoor planters outside the classrooms
- Starting our Bug Hotels in the school grounds
- Making bird feeders to hang round school
- Digging hedgehog holes in safe zones around school
- And much, much more!
We are holding our Eco-Day 2015 on 23rd November and all classes will be involved in a wide variety of events and activities, find out what your child is doing by clicking on the links below.