Eco Schools

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Eco Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet!  

At the Beacon CE Primary School, the Eco-Schools programme provides a unique opportunity that empowers our children to lead change within our school and have a positive impact on the wider community.  The programme encourages children of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. 

The children in our school want to raise environmental awareness, stop climate change and improve the school environment. 

The Eco Awards 

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The Eco School awards consist of Bronze, Silver and then Green Flag.  We have now achieved Bronze! 

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Who is on the Eco Committee? 

The Eco Committee have representatives from each year group.  They can be easily identified as they will be wearing an Eco badge.  If you have any suggestions or comments that you would like to share with the Eco Committee about different ways to care for the environment at our school, please speak to a member of the team. 

The Eco Committee meet regulary to work through our Eco Action Plan


Projects we have been working on this year (2020-2021) 

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 

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In January 2021, the Eco Committee invited the rest of the school to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.  Lots of our families took part in spotting birds and counting how many they could see. 

Regular Littering Picking 

The Eco Committee take part in regular litter picks around school, ensuring that our learning environment is litter free so we can attract more wildlife.  

Living Streets 

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We want to encourage as many families as we can to walk to school each day.  Each morning, children complete the Travel Tracker to record how they have traveled to school.  If children walk, 'park and stride' or come on a bike or scooter, they can work towards earning a Walk to School Badge each month.   The children love being awarded their Walk to School badges!  

In May, we talk part in the walk to school challenge.  We celebrate the week by having a Happy Shoesday.  We came to school in shoes that made us happy! 

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Earth Day

On Earth Day we encouraged all children to walk to school in an effort to reduce air pollution around school. We provided each year group from EYFS to Year 6 with different seeds to plant in recycled planters, such as milk bottles, carboard trays and old water bottles. Each year group planted part of our "Beacon Salad'. As the plants grew over the weeks the children tried the different herbs and lettuce leaves.  It was home-grown and really tasty! 

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Bird Boxes 

A member of our school community has donated some bird boxes.  They have been a lockdown project and they have all been made using wood that would have ended up in landfill sites!  We can't wait to meet our new neighbours! 

Plastic Pollution 

Year 3 have created an advert to help raise awareness of plastic pollution on our planet and around our city. They have suggested different ways we can prevent plastic pollution using the three R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

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