Eco


Our newly formed Eco-Committee is excited to announce the launch of St. Nicholas’ Eco-Schools project and they would like to share some information about it with you.

 

Eco-Schools is a Seven Step process designed to put young people in control of environmental action in school, the local community and beyond!

 

 

When we have worked through each of the Eco-Schools Seven Steps, we can apply for an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, this tells the world that pupils at St. Nicholas care about our planet and are determined to protect it!

 

Climate change is happening now, and the impacts of climate change will only increase in the future. However, we know we don’t have to be bystanders - we can make a difference! Working through the Eco-Schools programme will help us to do this. We will develop new skills, gain confidence, and have some fun!

 

The Seven Steps we need to work through:

Step 1: The Eco-Committee. We are the team who have been selected to form the Eco-Committee. We have a passion for making positive changes to the world and are responsible for all things Eco-Schools.

Step 2: The Environmental Review. We complete this to help find out what our school is doing well and what could be improved. Each topic within the review is connected to climate change.

Step 3: The Action Plan. The Action Plan will be inspired by the Environmental Review. We will then choose three of the ten Eco-Schools topics to work on and this is where we will start to make a difference! This is our very own pupil-led Climate Action Plan and it will aim to make our school a greener, cleaner place for everyone – and will probably save our school some money too!

Step 4: Curriculum Links. Our teachers will make sure pupils at our school learn about important eco-issues during lessons.

Step 5: Informing and Involving. Protecting our planet is going to take collaboration. This step challenges the Eco-Committee to get loud and involve others in as many ways as we can. We hope to bring in local experts, charities, members of council, or people working in eco-jobs.

Step 6: Monitoring and Evaluation. We will check whether the Action Plan is going well and make changes if things aren’t going to plan.

Step 7: Eco-Code. The Eco-Code will take all of our learning and inspiration, and channels it into a mission statement. Our Eco-Code is a whole school promise to carry on protecting our planet and acts as a call for action for all.