School Lead: Mrs L Mossop
Associate staff member: Mr G Goodman (caretaker/site manager)
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. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.
Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they form and lead an Eco-Committee and help to carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school. In conjunction with the rest of the school and the wider community, it’s the pupils that decide the environmental themes they want to address and how they’re going to do it.
The committee have regular assemblies allowing the rest of the school to have input into the eco activities and to make them aware of what they are currently looking at, for example; how to save water and electricity. They also hold competitions and the winners are presented with a special eco certificate.
Shillington is working towards gaining one of three internationally recognised awards – Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. We have achieved the silver award and are on our journey to achieving the Green Flag.
The Eco Council for 2016-17 are:
Year 1 - Alex and Ayton
Year 2 - Joe and Harry T
Year 3 - Phoebe and Chloe F
Year 4 - Daniel, Ramone, Daisy and Belle-Rose