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 call themselves the 'Green Team'. Led with great enthusiasm by Mrs Underhill Jones and Miss Lavis, our Eco Council aims to develop environmental awareness across our school community and to care for and develop our local environment.
If you are interested in being a part of our St David's Eco Council, please see the attached information below.
Our Eco Code:
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.
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 are very proud to have the bronze and silver Eco Schools Award. Next academic year we are excited to work towards the Eco Flag.
More Information about Eco Schools
Our Wonderful Woodlands
We are very excited to have been accepted by the Woodland Trust to receive 420 tree saplings to plant as a new Woodland area in our school. We take delivery of these saplings in November and the Eco Council will be busy helping with the planning and planting of these trees.
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.
Last year, our focus for Eco week was Recycling. As well as class based activities on recycling, the children took part in
a carousel of craft activities. These activities included:
Year 1 - Bird feeders
Year 2 - Making paper
Year 3 - Sun catchers
Year 4 & 5 - Recycling clothes.
Year 4 and 5 put on a fashion show for the rest of the school showcasing their recycled clothes designsWe took surveys to see how environmentally friendly each class was and recorded how the children travelled to school.