Eco Schools Action Plan – 2019 – 20
Linking closely to School Improvement Plan and Healthy Schools it is important that Pupil Voice is strongly encouraged within projects undertaken this year and so children are given ownership for and in turn take greater pride in any initiatives. With this in mind we have elected a committee of Eco Monitors. Representatives within each class will be responsible for encouraging tidiness, ensuring that projectors and lights are turned off when not needed and wastage is kept to a minimum. The School Council also plays a part in leading initiatives concerned with the development of the outside areas, Healthy Eating and choices at break time and in regard to packed lunches and with improving the whole dining environment.
Use allotment all year round to grow seasonal vegetables.
Create a wild flowerbed to encourage bees.
Grow wheat seeds-grind into flour to make bread.
|Plant and grow produce for use in class and kitchen.
Bread is made by chn to enjoy in class/with families.
Encourage biodiversity by placing bug hotels in this area.
|Specified year group create bug hotels to place in this area.|
|Healthy Eating||Increase awareness of importance of a healthy balanced diet.
Promote importance of mid-morning snack.
Encourage importance of trying new foods.
Explore possibility of snack system-similar to EYFS.
|All year groups to cover some aspect of healthy eating-PSHE.
Higher class percentages of ‘fruit points’
Food technology links to introduce new foods.
Explore potential of a ‘tuck shop’/class snack system.
|Waste/Recycling||Correct disposal of food waste.
Recycling of ALL plastic paper and card.
Reduce use of plastics.
Recycling of old uniform
|Composting/green food bin.
Introduce recycling monitoring in class.
Recycle plastics-ban plastics/wrappers in lunchboxes.
Collect shoes for charity donation-second hand uniform sale-raise money.
Encourage walking for those who can.
|Approach parent forum to propose the idea.
Chn to walk to school or park further away and walk in to ease congestion.
|Energy||Raise awareness of renewable energy.
Class energy monitors.
Explore possibility of solar panel installation.
To turn off lights, fans, projectors-unnecessary electricals.
|Biodiversity||Encourage wildlife within school grounds.||Classes to make bird feeders, hedgehog homes etc.|
|Global Understanding||Understand the range of issues effecting the world’s ecosystems-deforestation, endangered animals, plastic pollution, greenhouse gasses, ice caps melting, lack of clean water.
Comparative topic between how we live now and a 3rd world country.
Take part in fair trade fortnight.
|Eco day/week/topic-link to curriculum.
UKS2 topic/eco week.
Whole school art piece created with recycled materials/bottle caps etc.
Variety of activities for different year groups.
Achieve Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
|Assemblies/Eco day etc.
Complete checklist with Eco-Monitors.