We are proud to announce that we have received our Green Flag Award and have gained the status of an Eco-School. Well done and thank you to all the children and staff who have made this happen.
To Achieve the Award We Focused on Three Topics:
- Waste – we followed the 5Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Repair, Reuse and Recycle)
- Litter – we always use a rubbish or recycling bin
- Marine – we are raising awareness of the devastating effects that plastic is having in the ocean
All our classrooms now have recycling bins and the children know which bins to use for what. We also carry out regular litter picks and invite parents and members of the local community to join us.
We can now recycle all kinds of plastic pens and ink cartridges through a company called Terracycle, which will massively reduce our plastic waste. And all our pupils also learn about sustainable living during their BRAVE curriculum.
What Can You Do?
We want our local area to be a place we are proud to live in and call home. Litter looks untidy and is harmful to local wildlife. Please encourage your children to use bins, recycling bins and to take their litter home.
Think twice before throwing something away. Could you mend it? Recycle it? Upcycle it? The less that goes into landfill, the better for our environment.
Our fantastic Eco-Committee works hard to encourage their friends to care for our environment, monitor our recycling and make important decisions about what to do next. Please encourage them and support our eco-initiatives in school.
As well as continuing the well-established, environmentally-friendly daily routines connected to waste, litter and marine; we are now working on two new topics. These topics were decided by our Eco-Committee as a result of an Environmental Review and they are Bio-Diversity and School Grounds.
The hardworking team has grown over the last year as the news is spread of the great work we do in the allotment and school grounds. We have planted flowers and vegetables and enjoyed the raspberries as they grow. The children weren't so sure about the rocket - it's very peppery!
Our wonderful field, allotment, willow maze and woodland area have been enjoyed by all children to have fun and explore nature.
At Westgate Hill, we are passionate about raising awareness about the growing environmental issues and empowering people to make a positive change for the future. Together we can make a difference.