Proud to be Green!
Southampton in Bloom have awarded us a
GOLD for Wildlife in Schools, SILVER in Garden for Learning category and Bronze for Creating a Buzz, our Bee and Pollination Project! So PROUD!
Working towards our FIFTH Green Flag!
Eco-Schools is an international award programme. Schools work towards gaining one of three internationally recognised awards – Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag award. The mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable.
Any school can join the Eco-Schools programme and pupils are the driving force behind the programme. We have to achieve progress toward at least five of the ten topic areas and have an active Eco-Council who meet regularly.
Our Eco Council are made up of elected councillors from each class, two per class in some cases. They are dedicated pupils and committed to attend regular weekly lunchtime meetings. For Years 1, 2 and 3 these meetings are in a year 1 classroom on Tuesdays from 12 til 12.30 where we eat our lunch and discuss what we would like to do to improve our grounds and outdoor learning. For Years 4, 5 and 6 we meet in the Den on Wednesdays from 12.30 til 1300hrs. We share the ideas from the Tuesday meetings and discuss how we could implement them or adapt them to make them better or achievable.
In September we will be looking for volunteers to be elected
to become the new Eco Council for 2019/2020 school year!
We are assessed every two years and are due our renewal assessment in 2021 having just been assessed this year. If you would like to know more, or get involved, please email Mrs Hoskins or catch her at school any Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon after school.