The Eco-Schools Awards
The Eco-Schools programme unites young people to make realistic but dynamic change, creating positive impacts for our planet right now. The Eco Council follows a simple, seven-step framework that empowers young people to make a difference in their school, local community and beyond. Schools connect their activities to three or more of the Ten Eco-Schools Topics. These topics break large, global issues like climate change into more manageable and directed themes that prompt young people to consider environmental changes that they can make in their school and everyday lives.
|1. Biodiversity||6. Marine|
|2. Energy||7. School Grounds|
|3. Global Citizenship||8. Transport|
|4. Healthy Living||9. Waste|
|5. Litter||10. Water|
The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning. In July 2023 Cassiobury Infant & Nursery School achieved it’s second Green Flag award, this time with Distinction. You can read the judges comments by clicking this link.
More information available on the www.eco-schools.org.uk website.
The Eco-School Committee
Our Eco Council is made up of 20 members consisting of one boy and girl from each class; the committee meet at least once a month and include children from Nursery to Year 2. At committee meetings we discuss the school Eco Action plan and collaboratively work towards achieving the targets. Eco members take pride in the work that they do and feed back to the rest of their class the key points of discussion after each Eco Council meeting; sometimes they talk in assembly about projects that they are working on.
Details of the Eco-Schools Committee
Eco Council Meeting Minutes 2022-2023
Environmental Review Nov 2022
The Eco Council carried out an environmental review to identify areas of strength and points for development linked to the ten topics. We answered all the questions and then added up our score. This information helped us to see what we are already achieving, and what we can do better; you can read our review below.
Eco-Action Plan 2022-2023
After carrying out our Environmental Review, we were able to identidy three areas to work on – we chose: Bio-diversity; Healthy Living; and Waste. The Eco-Council members met and brainstormed ideas linked to these themes – these were used to create our Action Plan, which we worked on throughout this year.
The members of the Eco-Council came up with their own Eco-Code which we have copied and placed around school. It’s purpose is to support the children and adults in school to remember key actions they can undertake to help work together to look after the environment.
Eco-Council Termly Newsletters
Our Twitter pages showcases actvities that our Eco Council are involved in, as well as any learning that takes place around environmental issues across the school curriculum. You can view our Twitter posts fully (including photos) by seaching for our Twitter hashtag #CassInfEcoCouncil