Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 70 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet. The programme was developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1994 and run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.
It is designed to empower and inspire young people to make positive environmental changes to their school and wider community, while building on their skills, including numeracy and literacy, and encompassing Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.
Our Eco Journey
We are very proud to be longstanding members of Eco-Schools and it is almost 20 years since we started our Eco Journey. We are now approaching our 5th Platinum Green Flag renewal.
A staff Eco-Coordinator facilitates the Eco-Schools programme within the school. We address problems faced within school, our homes, the locality and worldwide. This is achieved by forming an Eco-Committee made up of pupils, staff and governors. The Eco-Committee is renewed each year by means of class election. They represent the views of the whole school and act as a focus to push forward actions and discuss progress.
For more information visit: https://keepwalestidy.cymru/eco-schools
From the very beginning our pupils have all been very interested and increasingly more engaged in their efforts to address the current environmental problems our world is facing. As well as ensuring that our school is complying with environmental issues, they have developed an empathy and understanding of the issues of the wider world and have been keen to be a part of the solution and not the problem.
The Eco-Schools programme is well embedded within our day to day life in school and over the years we have been involved in many schemes, initiatives and events. Click on the links below to find out more:
These are just a few of the projects that we are (or have been), involved in. Read our weekly Newsletters to see to see how passionate we are about the importance of the current Environmental Problems and how we address them through all aspects of our teaching and learning on a daily basis.
This year (2021-2022) it has been decided to amalgamate the Eco-Committee and the School Council, reducing the amount of members from each class. This will enable them to work alongside each other and give help and support in their various roles. The elected pupils are:
Class Eco Committee: School Council:
2H Cai Davies Harper Sheldon
2/3P Lewin Mann Olivia-May Eynon
3/4M Emma Dauncey Agata Zygmunt
4H Evelyn Hamel Mercie-Mae Swann
5H Kenly Sullivan Olivia Edwards
5/6S Seren Amery Chloe Watson
6S Jake Whinfield Lexi-May Budd
The Eco-Coordinator: Miss L Thomas