Eco-Schools is a global programme, which empowers children to drive change and improve environmental awareness through a simple seven-step framework. It is through participation in this framework that schools can achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag Award. At Britannia, we are very excited to be applying for a Green Flag once again.
To achieve an Eco Schools Green Flag we will be forming an Eco Committee who will complete an Environmental Review. The Review will assess how the school is performing in ten topic areas and the outcome will be an Action Plan of how it can improve in three of the ten areas.
The Eco Committee have the responsibility of informing and involving the rest of the school on their progress with the above but also providing evidence that pupils have the opportunity to learn about environmental issues in at least three areas of the curriculum (this may be in the form of an Eco Day – watch this space for more information!). The Eco School display board and the school website will be used to keep pupils and parents up to date.
Eco Committee Update
Our Eco Committee conducted an Environmental Review and found that as a school we are good at addressing issues of biodiversity, energy, healthy living, global citizenship, looking after our school grounds and litter.
We could work harder at addressing issues of or teaching about water, waste, transport and marine.
The Eco Committee have decided to concentrate firstly on the area of litter, global citizenship and energy. Once we get more initiatives up and running in these areas we can start to address those that we know very little about.
The Eco Committee are busy gathering evidence of things we have done across the school to prove how good we are at addressing litter, global citizenship and energy issues, but there will be some activities coming your way soon to help you learn about or take part so that we are doing as much as we can for our planet and its inhabitants!