Eco-Schools is an award programme which helps in making children aware of environmental sustainability issues. At Whitcliffe, this is done via education in classrooms and our student led eco-committee.
As part of the scheme schools must identify what effect they are having on the environment, what they are doing well and also have action plans on how to improve.
The school has formed a Committee of students, who meet regularly at the School.
The whole school is building on its ongoing commitment to the environment by taking part in the Eco-Schools Award Scheme – a world-wide initiative which encourages children to take responsibility for the future of their environment and helps reduce the environmental impact of schools on their communities.
There are three award levels:
- Green Flag
The school is aiming for its first award which will be focused around waste and recycling.
As the scheme is rooted in community participation, we warmly welcome any parents or community members who would like to get involved! This can be done by sharing any skills related to the themes of waste, energy, water, school grounds, biodiversity, global perspective, transport and healthy living. You don’t have to be an expert in any of these areas – just someone keen to make a difference! If you are interested in joining the team or learning more about what eco projects we will being doing in school please speak to Miss Gregory.
As we begin to develop our eco-action plan, please visit the following websites for ideas on how you can support the environment:
General Eco: http://www.ecofriendlykids.co.uk/SchoolCategory.html
Climate change: http://apps.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening/default.aspa
Plants and the natural world: http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/download/autumn/
Climate and Environment: www.christianaid.co.uk
Plants and the natural world: http://www.greatplanthunt.org/home