This year, our Eco Council has already been working very hard to help our school learn about the environment and how we can take care of our world. We had our own Eco Week which ran alongside the COP 26 climate conference and the children were given a wide range of opportunities to express their ideas. We created posters, had discussions and created our own tree of promises. Take a look at the Gallery below to see some of our wonderful work.
Thanks to the parent, children, staff, students and family members who helped dig the allotment over and build the raised planters. It was hard work!
The pictures show how the allotment started and how it looks with the new planters. The next step is topsoil and flagged paths so we still need volunteers.
The school is recognised as an ‘Eco School’ having achieved five green flags in recognition of our commitment to being a sustainability aware school. The Eco Committee members are responsible for raising awareness in school, carrying out duties – such as recycling- on a weekly basis and representing the school at events such as Green Workshops. In the year that our Eco status is reviewed the committee are responsible for presenting our case for renewal to the inspectors.
For more details about this years success in achieving the Green Flag for the 5th time, please click the link provided here.
Our school opened in 1898 and has since provided an education for the children of St. Teresa’s Parish. The building is a classic Victorian school built on two levels. Many alterations and improvements have occurred over the years, to make a better environment for our children. The environment in general today is an issue and in school we need to raise children’s awareness and responsibility, safeguarding it for future generations.
Participation in Eco-Schools project is an ideal and child friendly way to approach this issue. Our Eco- Schools activities began in June 2002 with the election of pupil candidates to join adult volunteers on our Eco-Schools Committee. The first 12 months saw participation in a wide range of areas- Litter and Waste Management, Road Safety, Recycling, Walk to School Weeks and an Eco- activity day.
The result- we received our Bronze Award in July 2003!
We continued our work each year, became more and more sustainable as a school, resulting in us working our way through our Silver, and then Green Flags. We were awarded our first Green Flag in 2004. Each flag is more difficult to achieve so we were extremely proud to be the first school in the North-West to achieve a FOURTH GREEN FLAG IN 2011!!
The children are involved at all levels- we discuss ideas and projects in our Eco-club, year 5&6 pupils represent all pupils on our Eco-schools committee, and regular updates and information are dealt with in our Friday Celebration Assembly. We are always looking for help and input from parents, grandparents and family members of our pupils. So please let us know if you would be interested in helping or have a good idea for our Eco-committee. This is extremely important as we embark on our journey to achieve our FIFTH GREEN FLAG!!