Green Flag raising - what a celebration!
We have been awarded Green Flag status from Eco Schools England following a rigorous assessment which was undertaken in the summer term. The assessment took account of the work completed in school to create a culture of sustainability and to embed respect and a sense of responsibility for the environment around us. It also looks at how we are helping our children to become responsible citizens through the work undertaken.
The judgement took account of the hard work of all the children and staff in this effort but in particular the enthusiasm and passion shown by our Eco-Schools leader Amanda Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Amanda, and well done for this achievement as we look forward to continuing on our Eco journey.
As well as our work with the children surrounding Eco-schools, gardening, Forest schools sessions and embedded throughout our daily lives in personal, social, moral and cultural and emotional development, we ensure that Eco-schools work in a thread that runs through our self-evaluation and continuous improvement. It has an obvious place on agendas for future planning and is considered critical when looking at how the school is run in terms of building, development, procedures and resources.
We have pledged to begin a journey of becoming paperless and by the launch of our new website and the introduction of our new online learning journey tool, we are well underway with this target so we hope you join with us on our journey to sustainability.
Here we are celebrating our award! Our vice chair of Governors, Barry Thacker, Emma Wray from Shanks Waste Management and Nikki Smith our governor responsible for outdoor learning attended our celebration!
Our Eco crowns are fantastic!