The Government in England would like every school to be more energy efficient and self sufficient by 2020.
In March 2009, we decided to take part in the international award programme, Eco-Schools. This would assist the school on a sustainable journey and provide a framework to help progress the principles into the heart of school life. Consequently, in 2011 the school succeeding in achieving the Eco-School Bronze Award.
The pupil-led Action Team is the driving force to make the journey happen and consists of one pupil from each class, with Miss Finch and Miss Parrot to support them. We are currently working towards the Ec0-Schools Green Flag Award
At the beginning of this year the Eco-council worked together to complete an environmental review of the school. The review focused on the Eco-Schools nine topics and allowed the children to highlight areas of the school they would like to improve. Overall the children concluded that they were very proud of all of the varied outside spaces available around the school and thus the biodiversity that this allowed. At a later meeting, the Eco-council met to decide on 4 topics they wished to focus on The 3 topics chosen to improve Glory Farm’s environmental performance were Water, Energy and Bio-Diversity.
The Nine Topics of the Eco-Schools Programme
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An Action Plan has been developed from the results of the environmental review and are the areas of the Eco-curriculum that the children wish to work on. The plan sets out the actions that are required within the school to save energy and water and create an areas within the school grounds that the children can use in all areas of the curriculum.
There is a designated Eco-Schools noticeboard in the school.
Our Eco-School Code
Energy – use it wisely
Computers and lights – turn them off when finished
Our planet – help save it
When it’s bright, turn off the lights
Only use what you need
Recycle water to care for our plants
Look and care for our wildlife
Don’t waste water – save every drop