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
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!