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At Monkhouse Primary School, we encourage all children to be active members of the wider global society. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about the world they live in and see the impact of humans actions on the world in both a positive and negative way. Through our curriculum design and projects, we hope to encourage the children to strive for change to make our school more sustainable and environmentally friendly, which in turn will help to make the world a better place.

Our Eco Warriors 2022-2023:

Eco Lead - Miss Ritson

Year 1 -  Connie & Oliver

Year 2 - Sophie and Emie

Year 3 - Freya & Eijah

Year 4 - Oliver & Kaitlin

Year 5 -  Lily & Tiffany

Year 6 - Faye and Billy
 

We follow the Eco-Schools programme which is pupil-led, encouraging hands-on learning that brings the whole school and the wider community together on exciting environmental projects. The aim is to raise awareness and improve the school environment. In summer 2020, we achieved the Green Flag award and have been successful in maintaining Eco School status for a number of years. We are in the process of renewing this award. The Green Flag award is reviewed every year allowing us to continue to work towards new Eco goals and complete more exciting projects like those we have already accomplished:

  • Creating a garden area with planters to grow vegetables which can be used in our after school cooking club and DT lessons
  • Water Aid Day 
  • Change the way you come to school day 
  • Outdoor Classroom Day 
  • Planting of trees from the Woodland Trust 
  • Composters in EYFS
  • Garden Area on field 
  • Bike Sustainability
  • Adventurous Play
  • No messing campaign 

2022-23 Eco Projects

  • Plant trees across school to create an environment for local habitats to be developed.
  • DfE funded Home Run APP to encourage parents to lift share
  • Parking around the school and ways to reduce traffic
  • Outdoor learning day with a bio diversity focus
  • Gardening clubs across school
  • Fairtrade
  • Walk to school week along with the active daily mile
  • Keeping our school environment clean and tidy including Year Six Beach clean

How it works:

The Eco Schools programme empowers children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness. Each year, children in Years 1 - 6 are given the opportunity to become members of the Eco Warriors. Every year, the children create a poster or keynote sharing why they think they would make good eco warriors. Their class vote on whose poster/keynote persuades them. They conduct an environmental review of the school looking at Eco areas such as; Biodiversity, Energy, Healthy Living and many more. They then form an action plan of areas that can be improved and ways to create change. The Eco Team meet to work on the topics chosen as well as; holding assemblies to inform the school on environmental issues or actions they are taking, creating posters to display around school or making changes to how the school operates to be more eco friendly.

To find out more about The Eco-School programme and the organisation behind it (Keep Britain Tidy) please visit: 

https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/ 

http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/ 


 

                                  

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