WE HAVE ACHIEVED THE SILVER AWARD!!!
Bishopton’s Eco Team work across KS2 – KS4 to ensure our school and local community get involved with exciting environmental projects. Our Eco Committee meet each half term to discuss current issues and projects. We work on a range of topics from our 10 subjects. These are Energy, Water, Litter, Healthy Living, Biodiversity, School Grounds, Transport, Global Citizenship, Waste and Marine. We currently hold the Eco-Schools Silver award for our work to improve the environment. We are in the process of developing an Eco-code which will be displayed throughout the school. We have developed an action plan and are working towards achieving the Green Flag award this academic year.
This is the second stage to becoming an Eco school. We are starting to move quickly towards becoming a green flag school. In order to achieve the silver award, the following steps need to be taken:
Step 4: Curriculum Links
- Environmental issues have been covered in at least three areas of your school curriculum; this is clearly evident in pupil’s work and/or schemes of work and lesson plans.
- Your three curriculum links can not all be from the same year group or subject area.
- Your three curriculum examples do not have to be from the same Eco-Schools topics as those chosen for your Action Plan.
Step 5: Informing and Involving
- Your school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all of your work on the Eco-Schools Seven Steps and chosen topic actions. This includes: Eco-Committee members from all year groups (with photographs if possible), meeting minutes, a copy of your Eco-Schools Environmental Review, your Action Plan, examples of Monitoring and Evaluation and your Eco-Code.
- Your Eco-Board should be regularly updated to reflect your Eco-Schools work.
- Your Eco-Committee should use a variety of mediums to help communicate their topic actions: newsletters, school website, the school’s Twitter account etc.
- Your whole school and wider community is involved in Eco-Schools work in and around the school, for example: parents/carers, local authorities, businesses, other national and regional charities, neighbouring schools and residential groups and homes.
We are very proud of this award and are excited to be working towards the gold award in the summer term. If you are interested in finding out more about the Eco Schools Award and our journey so far please don’t hesitate to contact the school and speak to Mrs Cooling or go to the Eco Schools Website https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/about/