At Bishopton, we believe in the importance of developing sustainably minded, environmentally friendly and conscious people. In developing this awareness, we hope to develop students who will carry the behavioural patterns they uptake through our Eco schools work through their life, in turn teaching the next generation important habits to make a difference to our environment.
Eco- Schools is the largest global sustainable schools programme – it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning.
Bishopton’s Eco Schools Team work across KS3 and KS4 to ensure our school and local community get involved with exciting environmental projects to raise awareness and understanding of how to look after our planet and create a sustainable environment.
Our Bishopton Eco Committee meet each half term to discuss current issues and develop projects. They work on a range of topics from 10 key subjects. These are:
- Healthy Living
- School Grounds
- Global Citizenship
Bishopton are proud to currently hold the Eco-Schools Silver award for our work to improve the environment. We are now working towards achieving the Green Flag award this academic year.
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, our Eco Schools Co-Ordinator.
Further information can also be found at the Eco Schools Website: https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/about/
Billingham Tidy up
Bishopton pupils have joined with a local community group called ‘Billingham Tidy Up’. The group has 350 members, who are local residents, keen to live in a litter free town. The students of Bishopton have committed to picking litter as part of their CASTLE in the community curriculum. The group is initially targeting areas frequented by young people to try and spread the message that littering is unsightly and harmful to the environment.