What is Eco-Schools?
In our experience young people care deeply about environmental issues and have a strong desire to actively protect our planet.
The Eco-Schools programme empowers young people to make a difference in their school, local community and beyond. Since 1994, millions of young people around the world have worked through the Eco-Schools Seven Steps before being recognised for their efforts with a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag.
To achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag schools, colleges or nurseries have to work on three of the Eco-Schools Ten Topics. These topics have been chosen to combat a variety of global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution. Head over to our topic pages to be inspired by examples from Early Years, Primary and Secondary settings and to view the topic questions asked on the Eco-Schools Green Flag application form.
To achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag schools have to work on three of the Eco-Schools Ten Topics. These topics have been chosen to combat a variety of global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution.
At Newbold Church School we have 14 students who make up our eco-team, with representatives from each year group, from Year 1 to Year 6. Our current Eco team members are Elise, Alex, Mila, Emily, Jax, TJ, Lewis, Jacob, Kodie, Oscar, Holly and Eilah.
These children were voted to represent classes by peers, following their presentation about why they should be chosen, and why they felt passionate about this role.
They meet regularly to discuss issues raised by pupils or staff, to continue to promote the eco-schools agenda and help to make our school a more eco-friendly place.
Maintaining a high level of plant, insect and animal life locally and globally.
Taking an active role in your community and making our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fair.
Improving School Grounds for students, staff, plants, insects and animals.
Refusing, reducing, reusing, repairing, recycling.
Valuing and preserving our most important natural resource.
Eco-Team Meeting minutes 23 - 24
Updated August 2023
Reducing energy use and investigating greener energy sources.
Addressing your, and our planet’s health. These two issues are intrinsically linked!
Reducing litter, which harms wildlife and costs millions to clear every year.
Protecting and conserving water-based ecosystems.
Promoting and Encouraging Sustainable Transport.