Eco-Schools is an International Award Scheme guiding schools on their journey towards sustainability. Its framework helps to embed sustainable principles into school life. There are 3 levels of award - bronze, silver and the Green Flag - we currently hold a silver award.
These are the areas we work on to improve our school environment
We run 'Lunch Box Waste' competitions and have successfully reduced the amount of waste in children's' lunchboxes. We encourage parents to use reusable containers and have a link with 'Easy2Name' which gives the school a contribution to funds for every order. Leaflets go out to new parents each year to promote the labelling of containers.
We are now able to recycle the same items as households and intend to work on minimising and recycling unwanted items in the coming year.
We organise Walk to School Weeks twice a year and have completed a Travel Plan. We have bike racks on the premises where children can safely leave their bikes and provide pedestrian and cycling training each year.
We consider ourselves to be a Healthy School and have historic awards acknowledging this. We are working towards renewing these. As a part of this focus children have PHSE lessons during which they develop their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
We are very luck to have wonderful grounds with plenty of room to play. These have been developed to encourage a range of play and opportunities to feel secure and make friends.
We have cultivated different areas to encourage biodiversity.
We have many different areas to encourage a range of wild life. We have a range of hedging and many different species of tree including a black pear tree whose fruit can be found on both our Schools crest and Worcester's coat of arms. Our Bug Hotel at the far end of the Forest Schools area was created by the Eco schools committee.
During the school year children's awareness of the world around them is raised as an integral part of the topics they study. In supporting the wider community funds are raised for different charities amongst which are Children in Need, British Legion, Worcester Food Bank and Maggs Day Centre.
Each year we run a 'Fair Trade' poster competition to promote 'Fair Trade' in conjunction with the City Council.