Pupils at St John Plessington have earned an international accreditation this academic year, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Pupils at St John Plessington collaborated with Miss Davidson to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the pupils and Miss Davidson planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
The group connected their work to 3 Eco-Schools topics: litter, waste and energy..
Activities included beach cleans, an energy audit of the school and creating a litter picking reward scheme for pupils, which was presented to the Senior Leadership Team and has been rolled out across the school for the new academic year.
Miss Davidson said; “All the pupils involved in Eco Club have worked tirelessly to drive change at the school and we can already see the impact of their work. They are now looking forward to involving our new Year 7 pupils in raising awareness and making our community more environmentally friendly.”
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
To learn more about Eco-Schools head to www.eco-schools.org.uk