Welcome to the Eco page
Here you will find the details of our latest projects in the school.
What is an Eco School?
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.
Meet our brand new Eco Committee
We have been busy carrying our an Environmental Review of the school to see what areas we do well in and what areas we need to improve. We are aiming to get our Bronze award by the end of this year!
In order to achieve our Bronze award we need to complete an action plan focusing on three chosen areas. We have chosen:
We had a visitor in to talk to the children about water efficiency and she gave us lots of helpful tips on ways to reduce water. We hope everyone will be using their 4 minute shower timers!
With smaller households and more water-using appliances, we use more water than ever before. It's important that we do not take it for granted and that we all learn to use water wisely to ensure there is enough for everyone in years to come.
Water-saving habits started now will become a way of life for the future.
A running tap can use six litres of water per minute.
On average a shower uses 10 litres of water a minute.
A dirty car shows you’re doing your bit to save water. Be proud to be dirty.
A full load uses less water than two half-loads.
On average, each flush uses 7 litres of water.
Less watering doesn't have to mean less gardening! Start opting for plants that don't mind going without a drink for a while. Your garden centre will be able to recommend plants that need less water.
A dripping tap can waste more than 60 litres of water per week.
Planning ahead means there is no need to run the water until it gets cold.
Use a bowl of water instead. A running tap uses 6 litres of water per minute.
Collect rainwater to use on your plants and lawn.
This will save water and energy.