We have now had our next Green Flag Award Assessment (April 2017) and are very pleased to say that we passed. A group of children showed the Assessor around school and included all the areas which show that we are an ECO School.
Why not have a look at the notice board in the hall or come along on a Friday lunchtime at 12.00pm to join the the Eco activities - everyone welcome.
'We would like to congratulate you for all the time and effort that has been invested in environmental education at your school. Your award is well deserved and reflects the hard work the school has put into the programme so far.'
'...The benefits of a whole school commitment and the ongoing activities have led to confident and knowledgeable children.'
'...The children have ownership and understand that the next review they undertake will result in ideas going into an updated Action Plan.'
We have put together a new Eco Code (see below)
The tree represents our school
The Eco Code is written at the side
The leaves are ideas of how to keep the code and protect our environment
We asked each class to come up with ideas of how to keep to the Eco Code in their everyday lives and we used these ideas for the leaves
|Class||What have the classes been doing?|
|Reception||December - Christmas Bird Feeder Tree - making and decorating|
|Year 1||Learning about Africa|
|Year 2||Keeping a 'Healthy Food Diary'|
|Year 3||Looking at 'What a plant needs for life and growth'|
|Year 4||Fairtrade - Persuasive writing|
|Year 5||Persuasive letter about 'Not using a car for short journeys'|
|Year 6||Researched new World Vision Sponsored child (with Chaplin Dave) - area and facts|
Fair Trade event with stalls - open throughout the afternoon and after school
As a school, we support World Vision by sponsoring a child called Chimwemwe who lives in Malawi.
You can see below how our support helps Chimwemwe and his community to build a better life.
Please click on the link below to see how Fairtrade and the National Trust have helped the tea farmers in Burnside Tea Estate in Tamil Nadu, India. (use the back button to return to the website)
Our resident hens are laying eggs regularly and these are sold at the school office. They money is used to buy more food and bedding for Rosie and Emma.