Students at De Lisle have earned an international accreditation this academic year, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow students.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Students at De Lisle collaborated with Mr Frost and Miss Hollins to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the students, Mr Frost and Miss Hollins planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials. This was ably assisted by Mr Archer.
The group connected their work to three Eco-Schools topics: Waste, Biodiversity and Environmental Awareness
There was glowing feedback from our green flag application. Some of the comments are listed below:
‘It’s wonderful that you have appointed such a large and representative Eco-Committee’
‘Excellent commitment to both the programme and the eco-cause.’
‘We love that you kept minutes from your meetings and that they helped to track, guide and prompt your activity. It was great to see that young people were responsible for completing those meeting minutes’
‘We loved seeing how active your Eco-Committee was’
‘Congratulations to everyone for the great work you have managed to do, earning your Green Flag in style. You should all be very proud of your work and the application you have submitted!’
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
To learn more about Eco-Schools head to www.eco-schools.org.uk
Mr Frost, Eco Lead