The Green Schools programme has been running in our school since 2013. To date, we have achieved five green flags; litter and waste, energy, water, travel and bio diversity. It has provided a great opportunity for students, staff and the wider school community to become more responsible for the environment. Through the programme our children have learned about the importance of protecting and improving our environment and about the actions that they can take themselves to help.
The Green Schools Committee is working hard to promote WOW (Walk on Wednesdays) Fresh Air Fridays (FAFs) and has been introduced as an initiative to encourage staff and students to leave the car and use a more sustainable mode of transport to travel to school. It has been a great success so far. Lots of walkers, cyclists, skateboarders and scooters can be seen filing through the school gates on a Friday morning. Weekly prizes are provided by Karen, our parent’s representative, for the best class. Our Fresh Air Fridays league table allows the children to keep track of their weekly progress and has instilled a healthy sense of competition between classes!
The green schools committee is made up of children from 2nd to 6th class along with staff and a parent’s representative.