We have been part of the Eco Schools programme since being awarded our Bronze award in 2016. In 2019 we achieved the highest level and were awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for our work in empowering young people to introduce and lead environmental actions and education, we were only the 4th school in Devon to achieve this. We also have a Plastic Free Schools award and a Gold bat award from Devon Wildlife Trust.
We have an active Eco Committee of 15 children from KS1 and KS2 who are working hard to help us achieve our environmental targets , we have successfully been re-accredited with a new Green Flag in July 21.
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Here are the goals we are currently working on:
Litter & waste
We learn what we can safely forage and cook at Forest School. Hazel leaf cookies and wild garlic tempura are favourites!
Taking part in 2021 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. our new bird boxes have a blue tit family this year!
We achieved our Gold Bat Award in 2020 by providing bat boxes, bat friendly planting and water and taking part in a bat survey
We include the environment as part of our curriculum, Year 1 painted these garden birds
Planting new fruit trees to help biodiversity
Celebrating Bee Day
Recommendations from children, families and staff:
https://www.facebook.com/jarplymouth/ Zero Waste Shop
See this lovely poem below written by one of our Y5 to mark COP26