Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet. For over 25 yearsEco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple Seven-Step framework to achieve the internationalEco-Schools Green Flag.
The programme empowers pupils to lead change and encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. Participation in the programme improves the school environment and creates financial savings through reduced wastage, whilst also engaging the wider local community.
Independent research into the Eco-Schools programme in England found evidence of the positive impacts on pupils, including increased confidence, development of leaderships skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour, and greater motivation at school.
Details of our current Eco-Committee members, our most recent Environmental Review and our current Action Plan, can be found in the main hall displayed on our Eco-Board, along with our Bronze Award certificate.
The seven Eco-Schools steps
- Step 1 Eco-Committee
- Step 2 Environmental Review
- Step 3 Action Plan
- Step 4 Curriculum Links
- Step 5 Informing and Involving
- Step 6 Monitoring and Evaluation
- Step 7 Eco-Code
The ten Eco-Schools topics
Current recycling initiatives in school
Batteries are recycled through The Big Battery Hunt.
Writing instruments, crisp packets, disposable gloves (catering use only), are recycled through Terracycle.
We are also in the process of setting up cartridge recycling with Ricoh. (More details to follow shortly)
If you would like to be actively involved in our Eco-Schools project, please contact the school’s Eco-Coordinator, Mrs Jacqueline Panteli. Applications to join the Eco-Committee are made available at the start of the academic year. However, this year, due to current circumstances, applications have been delayed. If you feel you could make a positive environmental difference to our school and you are passionate about saving the planet, please get in touch. Together we can make a difference!
Click on the links below to see the latest news about Eco Schools.