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We are working towards our third Green Flag of our journey to continue our to be an international, Green Flag Award, Eco-School.

The programme is designed to raise environmental awareness amongst young people and in England it is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Internationally, the programme is the largest educational programme in the world present in nearly 70 countries with millions of children participating. Our school is now part of this global community working to create environmental change for the benefit of our children and future generations.

The Eco-Schools programme empowers pupils, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and can also lead to financial saving. Being an active member of the programme will be something your child will remember for the rest of their life.

The programme focuses on ten important environmental topics:

1. Waste
2. Water
3. Healthy Living
4. School Grounds
5. Biodiversity
6. Energy
7. Litter
8. Marine

9. Transport
10. Global Citizenship

Every school taking part in the Eco-Schools around the world programme follow the same simple Seven Step framework. This usually takes schools between one and two academic years to complete. After achieving our first Green Flag, our school can continue in the programme and achieve multiple Green Flags whilst continuing to work on and promote environmental issues. One of the most exciting things about the programme is that the process is designed to engage the whole school and its wider community.

If you would like to get involved in the Eco-School programme by sharing your time, ideas or skills please contact us directly. If you are struggling for spare time, don’t worry, we will keep you updated on our progress regularly and invite you to participate in Eco-Schools projects or events that the pupils organise.

We hope you are as excited about our eco-journey as we are,

Nell Edwards
Eco-Coordinator

Eco Half Term Activity

Eco Policy

Litter Policy

Our ECO revolution

The programme focuses on ten important environmental topics:

1. WASTE

Preloved Uniform

We have handed our preloved uniform over to Chadwell Community Church for reselling.

2. WATER

3. HEALTHY LIVING

Our Vegetable Plots

4. SCHOOL GROUNDS

We have been participating in outdoor classroom day on our School Grounds

5. BIODIVERSITY

It might seem a little early to be talking about baby birds, but believe it or not, many species are already well into their breeding season. Some, like collared doves, can actually lay eggs all year, while others, like tawny owls and crossbills, are known to fledge young before some of our migrant birds have even made it back.
A few familiar garden species, like blackbirds, may well be feeding chicks at the moment, and house sparrows could be sitting on eggs. That’s why it’s so important to avoid cutting back your hedges, trees and shrubs from now until autumn to avoid disturbing birds at this vital time.

In the latest issue of our members’ magazine, Nature’s Home, we’ve got a special article about the different strategies birds have for raising their chicks. We think it’s too good not to share, so you can also read this article online in our Nature’s Home blog.

Wherever you are, keep a look out for your first baby birds this spring!

Bug Hotel

6. ENERGY

Prisha Science Project.mov

Still image for this video

7. LITTER

Plastic Pollution

Still image for this video

8. MARINE

"Would just like to say that your school were a credit to you today. They all were very well behaved and tidied up the area before they left. Picking up all the rubbish. Thank you."

Pauline Davies, Grays Beach: July 2022.

Marine litter

Awarded actions..

9. TRANSPORT - SUSTRAN'S GOLD AWARD

 

10. GLOBAL - INTERNATIONAL AWARD

A thank you to Woodside Academy for helping protect the future of Orangutan Preservation.

Scroll down to see our 7 steps and other documentation..

Climate change protest at Woodside

Celebrating our achievements

Council visit to Woodside

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