This year our school has made the decision to work towards Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation, you can find out more on the Eco-Schools website here: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/
With the world beginning to experience the effects of climate change; different species of plant and animals becoming extinct every day; and micro-plastics being found in the most remote locations on Earth - now, is the time to educate future generations about the impact of our actions on the planet we call home.
The Eco-Schools programme does this through providing a simple seven-step framework that has been designed to raise awareness of environmental issues whilst empowering young people to make a positive difference by taking a lead on environmental actions and projects in their school and local community.
Within Eco-Schools’ simple framework young people have the freedom to decide on the environmental issues they would like to tackle, represented by ten Eco-Schools topics. Once young people have chosen their topics, they decide what actions they would like to take and how they are going to involve their school and community. The seven step process takes around one academic year to complete and culminates in an Eco-Schools’ assessor looking over a school’s application and evidence, with a view to recognising and celebrating their achievements.
The Eco leaders did a fantastic job as they completed a litter survey around our local area. The looked for rubbish along the pavement outside of our school, through a wooded area near the school and at Strouden park playing fields. We were shocked at how much litter we found lying around on the floor! The Eco leaders will be writing an article for the upcoming news letter sharing our findings.
Bobby (Badgers), Joseph (Foxes), Georgia (Hedgehogs), Acer (Otters), Elsie (Butterflies), Alpha (Bumblebees), Manha (Grasshoppers) and Harrison (Dragonflies).