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We were the first Infant school in Nottinghamshire to be awarded the prestigious international Green Flag award.
We are an Eco school, to help us achieve and maintain this status we take part in many fun activities, both in school and in the local environment. Caring for the environment is very much a part of our curriculum. Our aim is to reduce, reuse and recycle whatever and whenever we can. We have won the gold and silver awards from Arnold in bloom in the past years. Our children are exposed to growing plants and food whilst learning about why it is important to care for our surroundings.
Ava (Leopards) and Sam (Kittens) went to meet the Mayor of Gedling Borough Council to receive their prizes for winning and coming third in the design a Litter Hero competition!
See the album below for pictures of the full visit.
In June 2018 we were awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the 6th time! Our assessor was really impressed by our efforts towards making our school an Eco school.
"The school continues to show outstanding commitment by everyone to creating a special place where there are outstanding opportunities to investigate, appreciate and understand the environment through active learning. The further extension of the outdoor opportunities for learning are exceptional, especially the many and various areas for gardening and the quality of the outdoor recources recently made by auxiliary staff. Displays of topics and class work are outstanding. There is clearly excellent liaison between all staff who work in the school to create an exceptional environment. Well done - wonderful work by everyone!"
The Key stage 1 and the Foundation Stage follow two different Eco codes which focus on reducing, reusing and recycling different things.
Meet our Eco Warriors
We are an Eco school.
To achieve and maintain this status the children have roles and responsibilities that reflect our environmentally friendly ethos.
At the beginning of the Autumn Term each class democratically elects representatives to be on the Eco Team, the School Council and Investors in Pupils.
All the children are involved in caring for our school environment.
Throughout the year our school grounds are used to support the children’s learning and it is also a place to relax and develop their personal and social skills.
In Autumn 2016 we recieved the Gold Award from Arnold in Bloom for our fruit, vegetables and flowers that we grow in school.
In Autumn 2017 we were once again very lucky to be honoured with the Arnold in Bloom Gold Award for the fantastic fruit and vegetables we grow in school.
- Learning about worms - May 2018
- Vegetable Planting - May 2018
- The Butterflies - May 2018
- The chicks! - March 2018
- Planting ready for Spring - February 2018
- Eco Club - Bulb planting - November 2017
- Eco Club - Leaf rubbings & threading - November 2017
- Eco Club - Litter picking - October 2017
- Our visit from Arnold in Bloom-July 2017
- Our Bug Houses 16.5.17
- Eco Club: 9/5/17
- Our lovely bug hotel!
- Eco Club- 2.5.17 The Caterpillar Larvae has arrived!
- Litter Hero visit to the Mayor - March 2017
- Litter Hero school winners - March 2017
- Eco Club Week 4 21.3.17 - Litter Pick & Bulb Planting
- Eco Club Week 3- Recycling
- Eco Watch-After School Club Week 2 28.2.17 Compost
- Eco Watch After School Club -Week 1 21.2.17
- Environment day 2015