With the world beginning to experience the effects of climate change; different species of plant and animals becoming extinct every day; and micro-plastics being found in the most remote locations on Earth - now is the time to educate future generations about the impact of our actions on the planet we call home. As a school, we have therefore made the decision to work towards Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation.
The Eco-Schools programme does this through providing a simple seven-step framework that has been designed to raise awareness of environmental issues whilst empowering young people to make a positive difference by taking a lead on environmental actions and projects in their school and local community.
Our St. Bernadette's Eco-Committee have chosen the following topics to focus on over the coming academic year - Healthy Living, School Grounds, Waste and Energy. Over the course of the year, they will decide what actions they would like to take and how they are going to involve our school and community. With these topics in mind, the children have developed the following ECO Code for our school:
We will save energy
Drink lots of water, eat healthy food and exercise
Look after our environment
Plant fruit, veg and wildflowers
Use the right bins
Looking after one another
Everyone is important and works together
Look out for regular updates on our facebook page; invitations to participate in environmental events and projects; and increasingly conscientious young people!
If you would like to find out more about Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation, please have a look at their website: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/ Similarly, if you would like to contribute to our project, please contact one of our Eco-CoOrdinators, Miss Rogers or Mrs Chamley.