Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School is the proud holder of four Eco Schools Green Flags. The Green Flag is must be applied for every two years and to achieve it criteria in a range of areas must be met.
View the website for the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.
Striving to achieve our aims in the various challenges has undoubtedly enabled us to raise our game. Indeed, following our second Green Flag assessment we were invited to take children to an Eco Schools Celebration of excellence at Kew Gardens to talk about our approach to promoting Global Awareness.
As part of our attempts to reduce energy consumption, we regularly update our whole school Energy Audit through the Carbon Reduction Programme for Schools. Emma Bishop from the OASES group (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service) has supported our children to conduct energy audits, visiting each room around the school with a clipboard to record problem areas.
Our Eco Corner in our school hall keeps everyone in touch with what we are doing. Batteries, tokens and uniforms are recycled there, photographs and newspaper articles explain what we’ve done, are doing and hope to do. Assorted eco tips collected from children and their families are displayed alongside posters urging energy saving ideas.
During our last assessment in July 2014 our assessor John commented,
Well done Edmondsley Primary School!” There is a clear, visible eco ethos running throughout the school, physically and in terms of classroom activities. Earlier initiatives are now well established and have had physical difference to the school and its environment, such as the pond, flower beds and tree planting. The children were articulate and enthusiastic, a good reflection on the school and its community. The commitment of Mrs Fletcher, the eco lead and the environment club after school activity, was very apparent.
A new flagpole has been purchased to display our green flag for all to see.