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West Moors Middle School

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Eco School Warriors

Our school is very proud to have registered as an Eco School which recognises our commitment to developing strategies that sustain and enhance resources and the environment. We have already achieved a BRONZE Eco Schools Award and are well on our way to achieve the Green Flag status, as a result of the hard work of our pupils, parents and staff in addressing environmental issues.

Eco Warriors meets every Tuesday after school with Mrs Middleton (our Eco Schools Lead). The children share ideas, complete an annual environmental audit, set environmental targets, run environmental campaigns across the school, hold assemblies to update our pupils, work within our polytunnel and run competitions. All of which help our school to work towards achieving our Eco Schools targets.

For more information about Eco Schools view their website www.ecoschools.org.uk

Our Projects:

The Polytunnel

Gardening is important for our mental health. Research has shown that gardening can reduce stress and improve mood, as well as enable us to learn new and important skills. Therefore, we applied to the trustees of the John Thornton Young Achievers Charity (JTAF), with the aim to secure some funds for a gardening initiative within school. We were able to attain £900!

We now grow a range of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetable, providing healthy snacks and produce for our school meals and ingredients for cooking lessons!

Planting Fruit Trees

Our Eco Warriors have planted a variety of Fruit Trees. This project was completed in order to create an important nectar source for pollinators and to provide fresh free fruit within our school community so everyone can benefit from them.

Bird Feeders

Our Eco Warriors recognise the importance of creating an important Eco System within the school grounds. Bird feeders help adult birds to spend less time foraging and expending energy to feed their nestlings.

Bag2School Events

We are excited to announce that our school has signed up with the Bag2School company. They are an amazing fundraising organisation which collect unwanted clothes and items, to help schools and other organisations raise funds. These unwanted items are then sent to Western and Western Europe, Africa and Asia. Nothing is wasted. What a great way to recycle our unwanted items!

ECO DAY

We like to ensure all our pupils are aware of important environmental issues, making links within our school curriculum!

COMING SOON IN 2022.23!

  • Eco Monitors in EVERY CLASS
  • Electricity Free Days in school
  • Solar Panels installed and operational
  • Waste Free packed lunch day competitions
  • Walk to School Days


Our school is highly committed to sustaining and enhancing the environment and therefore tries to ensure this is recognised in all areas of the curriculum through our Eco Schools Action Plan targets, assemblies, staff meetings and the Eco Schools notice board situated in the main corridor. We also have an Eco Schools Governor (currently Mr Brooks) who ensures environmental issues are represented on the Governing Body.

Our Notice Board

Our Environmental Review, Action Plan and Committee Minutes

Rights Respecting Links

If you have any comments or issues you would like to raise please email Mrs Middleton:

kmiddleton@westmoorsmid.dorset.sch.uk