To empower learners to make positive changes in their local environment/community
To promote the 5 R’s across the school environment:
Recycle; Respect; Restore; Reduce; Reuse
Take the lead in carrying out an Environmental Review of the school environment, covering the following eight areas: Litter, Waste, Energy, Water, Transport, School Grounds, Healthy Living and Global Citizenship
Create an action plan based on the Environmental Review
Take the lead in delivering the Eco-Schools Action Plan
Monitor and evaluate the action plan to ensure this is put into practice
Ensure that the wider school and community is aware of the Eco-Schools programme and represented in the decision-making process by informing and involving
To ensure that all children follow the Pentrepoeth Primary School Eco Code
What is the Eco School Programme?
The Eco-Schools programme provides a structure which not only acts as a vehicle for delivering environmental education, but also provides the learners with real life experiences of influencing their school’s impact on the environment. It’s the pupils who drive the changes and monitor the results, providing them with a clear sense of action and consequence. These values obtained are much more meaningful than learning about the theory alone and makes environmental awareness and action a full part of the life and ethos of our school.
The programme is designed to be run by the pupils, with an adult co-ordinator acting as mentor and facilitator. It also highlights the importance of involving the wider community in those actions through participation, campaigns, active communication and action days. Feedback from schools has highlighted the enjoyment derived by staff and pupils of being part of the Eco-Schools programme.It’s a wonderful privilege to be with like-minded young people who want to ‘do their bit’ for the planet.
Schools often report that the empowerment of the pupils (through being able to make real changes) has led to increased levels of confidence, motivation and awareness, whilst participation in environmental action has led to increased skills and knowledge.The programme allows young people to lead the way and the combination of learning and actions make it an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path to improving their school and their local communities, and for pupils to influence the lives of people around them.
What are we doing here at Pentrepoeth
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