Colvestone – An Eco-School Colvestone became an Eco-School in May 2019 and we were delighted to be awarded the Bronze Award in July 2019. Eco- Schools is an international programme which provides a unique opportunity that empowers pupils to lead change within their school and have a positive…
Colvestone – An Eco-School
Colvestone became an Eco-School in May 2019 and we were delighted to be awarded the Bronze Award in July 2019. Eco- Schools is an international programme which provides a unique opportunity that empowers pupils to lead change within their school and have a positive impact in their wider community. The programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness.
What is the Eco-Committee?
The Colvestone Eco-Committee formed in May 2019 and comprises of pupils from year 1 to 6, Mr MacFarlane (Head of School), Mrs Watson (teacher), Mr Chris (caretaker) and Ms Ariadne Ward (parent). The Eco-Committee meets regularly to discuss issues and to improve the environment in both the school and the wider local community. Eco-members feedback to the whole school and lead the school community in exciting environmental projects.
What have we achieved?
Colvestone was awarded the Bronze Award in July 2019. The Eco-Committee completed an Environmental Review and produced a detailed Action Plan that was shared with the rest of the school. The Action Plan highlighted 3 Topics for the school to focus on first – Energy, Litter and Water.
We recently held a competition for reducing energy consumption – a poster campaign for saving energy around the school! Please check out our Eco-Committee display near the office for more information.
What are our next steps?
We are putting our Action Plan into effect! Our next action is to carry out a whole school litter pick and streamline our recycling efforts. We also hope to reduce the amount of non-recyclable resources we use.
In Spring 2020 Colvestone will dedicate its curriculum to Ecology and Sustainability. The Eco-Committee will lead pupils, staff and the wider school community to help embed the Eco-Schools principles into the heart of school life.
We will be working towards the Silver Award and the Green Flag Eco-Schools Award status, which recognises the contributions made towards and commitment to a sustainable environment.