Following an energy saving campaign in Secondary and a litter in primary, the school council has been awarded with the Eco-schools Bronze award for working towards sustainability. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Schools work towards gaining one of three awards – Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. The programme has been adopted by every local education authority in Britain and over 5000 schools, like us, are working towards their Silver award.
The school council has already achieved a number of steps towards the Silver award and hopes to receive the award by the end of the school year. To achieve the award they have to begin a large scale environmental project and we have been working with Mrs Davidson and the school keepers to introduce recycling to the school. We are hoping that this will help us achieve our Silver flag.
Sustainability is the key to future development and will feature heavily in our pupils’ courses and careers in business, engineering, education and politics. It is our duty to develop in them an understanding of how to live a sustainable life and how to run an organisation within sustainable limits. The young people of the School Council have shown leadership and enthusiasm in achieving this award for our school.