Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
For nearly 25 years 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.
Eco-Schools develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.
Here at St David's, our Eco Council is led with great enthusiasm by Miss Morgan. Our Eco Council aims to develop environmental awareness across our school community and to care for and develop our local environment.
Our Eco Council meet regularly and are working hard at the moment to ensure all children are using the food recycling bins provided around the school during play and lunch times.
We have recently finished our Action Plan for 2021-22 and have shared this with the rest of the school through an Eco Assembly.
We care about our environment so we promise to:
Reduce and recycle whenever we can.
Save energy by switching off.
Keep our school clean and tidy.
Compost our leftovers.
Improve our school grounds.
Try to travel in environmentally friendly ways.
Encourage people to be healthy and active.
As part of our Eco Council Action Plan, this year we have introduced an exciting incentive for the children at St David's!
Active Travel is a crucial part of our school vision and our new WOW tracker encourages the children and their families to walk, cycle or scoot to school. Additionally, we have introduced a 'Park & Stride' scheme which asks parents and guardians to park their cars a little further away from the school to then walk the remainder of the way.
If children record enough active travels to school within the month, they receive a WOW tracker badge.
The class to record the most active travels within the month wins the WOW tracker trophy.
October saw lots of WOW badges being given out and Dosbarth Use won the WOW trophy - llongyfarchiadau!
Here is what our WOW tracker looks like and our WOW launch assembly for you to take a look at.
Dosbarth Ely are currently in the lead for November, recording the most active travels to school.
We are very proud to have the bronze and silver Eco Schools Award. Next academic year we are excited to work towards the Eco Flag.
Woodland Trust Green School Award
We are delighted to be part of the Woodland Trust Green School Award and are pleased to have been awarded the Bronze Award. This academic year we will be going for the silver award.