We are delighted to tell you that through the hard work and dedication of our Eco Committee, we have secured the Eco Schools Green Flag.
Below is the some of the excellent feedback we received from the Eco Schools Team:
“It’s very impressive that you have formed such a large Eco-Committee. It shows that young people in your school are aware of environmental issues and committed to being active and creating positive change. This knowledge and attitude has provided your school with excellent foundations for the many successes that you’ve achieved this year this year. “
“It's brilliant to read that the Environmental Review helped your pupils appreciate everything that your school is already doing to benefit our environment and identify areas to work on in the future. “
“It’s clear that you have embedded environmental issues into your curriculum with great enthusiasm and these issues are being used to enrich learning in your school, whilst engaging young people in important issues. We love how you’ve creatively layered them across your classroom studies in such interesting and complimentary ways.”
“ You have worked with a variety of different individuals and organisations, relying on their expertise and passion to enrich and inform your Eco-Schools journey. It was wonderful to read that Wickes generously donated resources and are even coming to help you plant vegetable beds, it’s lovely to see eco-actions bringing about a sense of togetherness. “
“This is a big achievement. Your Eco-Code is well thought-out, easy to follow with a powerful message. It’s a great reflection of the ethos your Eco-Committee have created, well done to all involved! “
Thank you so much for submitting such a great application. We have loved reading about your journey and are incredibly impressed by all you have achieved. We have no hesitation in awarding you an Eco-Schools Green Flag, congratulations!
This week saw the Fairfield and Bosmere Eco Committee members meeting again, this time at Fairfield. Fairfield Eco committee had a picnic lunch and welcomed the group from Bosmere to show them the work our eco committee and gardening club have undertaken this year.
The Bosmere committee were very impressed with our wild flower bed, our new vegetable garden and they loved spending time in the meadow with the Fairfield committee making seed bombs to take home.
Thank you to Mrs R Dunn from Bosmere Eco committee for collaborating with us this year and for all the Eco schools advice.
This week the Eco committee visited Bosmere Junior Schools Eco Committee. The children had lunch together and the Bosmere pupils gave us a guided tour of the school grounds to see some of the eco work they have been doing.
Our children loved the copse at Bosmere and were very inspired by the milk bottle planters decorating the fences.
Thank you to Bosmere Junior school eco committee for being wonderful hosts, we hope you can visit us soon to see how you've inspired us.
I am writing to you to share some exciting news, this year our school has made the decision to work towards Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation, you can find out more on the Eco-Schools website here: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/
With the world beginning to experience the effects of climate change; different species of plant and animals becoming extinct every day; and micro-plastics being found in the most remote locations on Earth - now, is the time to educate future generations about the impact of our actions on the planet we call home.
The Eco-Schools programme does this through providing a simple seven-step framework that has been designed to raise awareness of environmental issues whilst empowering young people to make a positive difference by taking a lead on environmental actions and projects in their school and local community.
Within Eco-Schools’ simple framework young people are encouraged to support us in deciding on the environmental issues they would like to tackle, represented by ten Eco-Schools topics. Once the topics have been chosen, they help us to decide what actions they would like to take and how they are going to involve their school and community. The seven-step process takes around one academic year to complete and culminates in an Eco-Schools’ assessor looking over a school’s application and evidence, with a view to recognising and celebrating their achievements.
The Eco-Schools programme began in 1994, is delivered in more than 70 countries around the world and in England is operated by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The programme not only positively impacts our planet (for example schools participating in the programme planted 37,865 trees during the last academic year), it also benefits young people, building teamwork and leadership skills whilst increasing confidence and reducing eco-anxiety.
A key part of the Eco-Schools process is involving our entire school and wider community so we wanted to get in touch to let you know about our involvement. We also wanted to let you know what to expect over the coming months: regular updates in our school newsletter; invitations to participate in environmental events and projects; and increasingly conscientious young people.
If you would like to support our work or know more about the Eco-Schools programme please contact Mrs Delahay who is our proud leader of this project.
Last week saw the start of the after school gardening club, the aim is to help improve the school grounds, increase biodiversity and for the children to learn some skills in growing plants. Our first project is to clear out some of the flower beds in the activity trail and sow wildflower seeds to encourage bees, butterflies and other insects to visit. All the children worked hard to remove the weeds and stinging nettles ready for seed sowing this week.
If you have any spare compost, seeds or plants which you would like to donate to the club please pass them on to your class teacher, or bring them to the office, thank you.
We have had a great response from our pupils regarding Fairfield Infant wish to become an Eco School
We will be setting up our own School Eco Committee. Application forms are available from Monday 14th November from class teachers, Mrs Delahay, or the school website below:
If your child would like to apply to be on the committee please can they return their completed applications to school by Friday 25th November