Eco school is an integral part of our curriculum approach at Offmore Primary. Through science, geography and history children develop a respect and understanding of the environment around them and how they can make a difference to our school, environment and planet.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life.
The Eco-Schools programme focuses on nine key topics. These are:
- School Grounds
- Healthy Living
- Global Citizenship
The Eco-Council will focus on a selection of these topics throughout the year and work towards improving the school to be more eco-friendly.
We are currently working towards our first step in becoming an Eco School; the green flag.
Pickup Artist Litter Pick around the Offmore Estate
Eco club helped our local community by joining the Pickup Artists for an afternoon. Karen from the Pickup Artists taught them how to look out for litter, the dangers it poses and the effect it has on the environment. We even found a piece of litter that was 11 years old!
Overall we collected three and a half bags of litter.
On Tuesday 12th March, children of 6HW led an Eco-day for the whole school. They researched, discussed with teachers of each year group, planned, edited, created appropriate differentiated activities for each year group using recycled materials. They then ran a workshop for all children in Upper Key Stage 2, explaining how the day would work, looking at their resources and discussing who would take each role.
The day was a huge success and all children across the school were engaged and focused.