It gives me great pleasure to tell you that we have been awarded our Ego Green Flag! Congratulations to our Eco Group, children, staff and parents who have worked hard to help us to achieve this award. The flag will be with us soon.
Eco-Schools is a global initiative, engaging millions of children across 67 different countries, making it the largest, educational programme in the world. It aims to empower children to lead the change our sustainable world needs, by engaging them in fun, action-orientated, and socially responsible learning.
The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led and encourages whole school involvement, promoting closer links between schools and their communities. It also offers many benefits for individual pupils, developing their knowledge, skills, and environmental awareness, whilst increasing their confidence and improving their well-being.
To continue to support our work on Eco and enable us to reapply for our Green Flag, we will be taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight (25th Feb – 10th March). Over these 2 weeks, we will be buying Fairtrade bananas for our snack and will have a variety of Fairtrade products within the playrooms to prompt discussion and allow the children to become more familiar with the Fairtrade logo. The children will also take part in various activities within each playroom and there will be a Fairtrade interest table at the front door available for parents/carers to explore.
To support our Eco aim to “link with a school in another country”, we will be taking part in ‘Pack for a Purpose’. The ‘Pack for a Purpose’ organisation aims to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. All of the snack fund donations received throughout the month of March will be used to buy school resources, which will then be sent to meet children’s essential needs in Barbados; this will have a huge positive impact on their community. For further information, please speak to a member of staff or visit the following link