At Middlethorpe Primary Academy, we are delighted to be embarking on our Eco-Schools journey.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
For over 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.
We began our journey on Monday 26th April via a whole-school virtual assembly and a letter sent home.
One of our first steps was to establish our own Eco-Committee made up of representatives from each year group. It was explained that we would be looking for volunteers who had a keen interest in the following areas: Biodiversity, Energy, Global Citizenship, Healthy Living, Litter, Marine, School Grounds, Transport, Waste and Water. We were incredibly proud that so many children showed an interest in being involved. Candidates from each year group answered questions or wrote a manifesto about why they would be the best person to represent their class on our Eco-Commitee and each class held a ballot.
Our committee will now meet regularly and one of their first jobs will be to undertake a school-wide Environmental Review.
All offers of parent representation on our committee would be welcomed. You would not need to attend every meeting, we would, at a minimum, keep you updated on our progress half termly and invite you to participate in the Eco-Schools projects or events that our committee organise. If you are interested in helping please contact the Eco-Committee via Miss Message.