Eco-Schools

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.

JoshuaClaraTeddySeth
Reeva ShrayAvaChloe
JacobZakJoelSafron
CleoMendimEloise Mellese
CharlotteAndreaAlexaNaksh

Details of the Eco-Schools Committee

Eco Council Meeting Minutes 2023-2024

You can read the minutes from our Eco Council meetings here (PDF). The Eco Council have held meetings on the following dates:

  • Friday 10th November 2023
  • Friday 24th November 2023

 

Environmental Review Nov 2023

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.

Environmental Review 2023-24

Eco-Action Plan  2023-2024

After carrying out our Environmental Review, we were able to identify three areas to work on – we chose: School Grounds; Marine and Energy. The Eco-Council members met and brainstormed ideas linked to these themes – these were used to create our Action Plan, which we will work on throughout this year.

Cassiobury Infant & Nursery School Eco-Action Plan 23-24

Eco-Code

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.

Cassiobury Infant & Nursery School Eco-Code 2023-4

 

Eco-Council Termly Newsletters

Autumn Term 1 (2023) – Newsletter 3

Summer Term 2 (2023) – Newsletter 2

Summer Term 1 (2023) – Newsletter 1

 

 

The Eco-Schools Committee Activities (2022-2023)

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Eco-Schools-Digital-Display-Board

 

Twitter

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

Modeshift STARS

We are proud to announce that over the Summer break we have been awarded with the Bronze Star accreditation.
Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.