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Eco Silver Award

Throughout the year the pupils and staff at Heatherwood School have been Eco Warriors.

We have been making sure taps, lights and whiteboards turned off when not in use, and thinking green all the time. Also this year as part of obtaining the Silver Award, we took part in the National Compost Week. We made compost bins for our classrooms and did some work on recycling food etc. Also we made some bug hotels which are situated in our Wildlife Garden. The Eco Committee made up of pupils and staff held meetings throughout the year to make decisions about what we would do. The committee came up with our fantastic Eco Code which is displayed in our main entrance. Well done everyone for helping us achieve our Silver Award.

Eco Schools Award.

This is an International Environmental Award.

For more details please visit the Eco Schools website using the link below:

www.keepbritaintidy.org/ecoschools

The main framework consists of seven elements:

  1. Eco Committee
  2. Environmental Review
  3. Action Plan
  4. Involving the whole school and wider community
  5. Linking to the curriculum
  6. Monitoring and evaluation
  7. Eco Code

We are in the process of setting up the Eco Committee to include a pupil from each class and a cross section of staff from school. We would appreciate support from parents and other agencies linked with school. (A list of members will follow shortly). If you are interested, please contact school.

The Eco Committee will meet termly to form an action plan linked to the following 9 topics:

  1. Transport
  2. Waste
  3. Water
  4. Litter
  5. School Grounds
  6. Healthy Living
  7. Energy
  8. Biodiversity
  9. Global Citizenship

The development of our Wildlife Garden will be part of a whole school commitment to improve our environment.