Eco school is an integral part of our curriculum approach at Offmore Primary. Through science, geography and history children develop a respect and understanding of the environment around them and how they can make a difference to our school, environment and planet.
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.
The Eco-Schools programme focuses on nine key topics. These are:
- School Grounds
- Healthy Living
- Global Citizenship
The Eco-Council will focus on a selection of these topics throughout the year and work towards improving the school to be more eco-friendly.
We are currently working towards our first step in becoming an Eco School; the green flag.
On Tuesday 12th March, children of 6HW led an Eco-day for the whole school. They researched, discussed with teachers of each year group, planned, edited, created appropriate differentiated activities for each year group using recycled materials. They then ran a workshop for all children in Upper Key Stage 2, explaining how the day would work, looking at their resources and discussing who would take each role.
The day was a huge success and all children across the school were engaged and focused.