This year we, at South Green Infant and Nursery School, have decided to work through the seven steps to become an Eco-School. We created our Eco-committee - the children were voted for by class members and are currently working on the Environmental Review.
The seven steps are:
- Create an Eco-Committee
- Conduct an Environmental Review
- Create an Action Plan
- Develop Curriculum Links
- Inform and Involve parents and the wider community
- Monitor and Evaluate the work carried out
- Create an Eco-code for the school to work within
The children are very excited about the difference they can make and are very proud of their badges. We will keep you informed of how we are getting on!
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Biodiversity Eco-Schools Green Flag Questions
- How many bug hotels or log piles have been installed or maintained to encourage insect life this academic year?
- How many bird baths, feeders, houses, bat boxes or hedgehog homes have been installed or maintained this academic year?
- Roughly, how many m2 of natural habitats have been created or maintained this academic year – this might include meadows, wildflower areas or rewilding projects?
- How many ponds or mini-ponds have been installed or maintained this academic year?
- How many young people have been involved in observing and recording nature this academic year?
- How many young people have participated in or benefitted from your Eco-Schools Biodiversity Topic work?
Litter Eco-Schools Green Flag Questions
- How many of your pupils participated in our Great Big School Clean this academic year?
- How many litter picks has your school arranged this year?
- How many pupils have participated in a litter pick this academic year?
- How many bags of litter has your school collected this academic year?
- How many additional measures has your school taken to reduce litter in their local community – this might include writing to the local council, introducing additional bins, creating anti-litter posters, or including anti-litter information in assemblies and newsletters?
- How many pupils are more aware of litter-related issues and less likely to litter as a result of your Eco-Schools work?
Water Eco-Schools Green Flag Questions
- How many devices have your Eco-Committee checked for leaks or drips this academic year?
- How many leaking, or dripping, devices have been fixed, as a result of your Eco-Committee’s checks this academic year?
- How many water saving devices have been installed, maintained or distributed in your school this academic year (e.g. water hippos, tap inserts, shower timers, flush controls etc.)?
- How many pupils have been educated about what should not be flushed or poured down toilets and sinks this academic year (wet wipes, fat, oil, cotton buds etc.)?
- How many water-butts have been installed, or maintained, in your School Grounds this academic year?
- How many pupils have been involved in or benefitted from your water-related Eco-Schools actions this year?