What is Eco-Schools?
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple Seven-Step framework in order to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award, for some years.
Our Eco-Schools Council
We have set up our Eco-School Council, which includes 2 children from every class from Reception to Year 5 and 3 children from Year 6. Mrs Huotari has also chosen her own representative, who shows a love for the subject and has some super ideas too. The older children work with the younger children and we all discuss what our school is really good at and there are many items in this category (not many schools have fire pits, raised beds, school pets and prayer gardens), and what we can do to help to make our school even more eco friendly. We meet every other Thursday at break time and have spent our last three meetings carrying out an audit of the 10 areas that Eco-Schools consider.
We are now creating an action plan based on our findings.
Eco-Schools working at home activities:
Eco-Schools have produced a series of activities for you to investigate at home and will update the list each week.
We will soon have a new interactive Eco-Schools board, so please make models, posters and booklets about the new information you have gathered, for display.