Eco Schools

Eco – Friendly Collydean

At Collydean PS we achieved our Green Flag Award in September 2012 and we continue to be aware of the need to look after and respect our local and global environment.

All pupils are involved in a number of initiatives:

* the Rag Bag Collection

*  Let’s Grow (Morrisons’ sponsorship)

* recycling activities

*sponsoring animals at Edinburgh Zoo

* litter picking in the playground and community

* maintaining a community Sensory Garden

* maintaining the nursery garden and vegetable patch

We have earned ourselves some worthwhile funds to put towards useful equipment, such as wellington boots, gardening tools and weather monitoring apparatus.

We drive our eco initiative forward  with a detailed and planned overview from Term 1 – Term 4. This involves all year groups from nursery through to P7 in the hope that all, including the staff, develop a more responsible attitude and take positive action in the policy of ‘reduce, reuse, respect and recycle’.

Our ultimate aim is to retain the prestigious Green Flag Award.

We are all working together to achieve this ultimate aim.


Natural Connections Award

Natural Connections is a Fife developed, outdoor learning programme aimed at raising awareness of the importance of caring for our own local surroundings and promoting our role in looking after the global environment. The award scheme combines a wide variety of activities which encourage children to gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities, improve overall health and learn to understand and deal with risk.

The programme consists of seven elements, some of which include discovering and respecting nature, ‘finding your way’ in unfamiliar territory, working together and adventure skills – all of which enhance social skills and develop confidence and self-esteem.

In Collydean we offer the programme to our pupils in the upper school through a wide variety of activities which can be carried out within the school as well as at Pitcairn Centre, Lochore Meadows, Louise Blundell Sensory Garden and during P6’s residential week in Term 3.

Our ultimate aim is to encourage Collydean pupils to become more self-aware and eager to play their part in making our world a better place to live.

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