Summerhill awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag
We are very pleased to announce that Summerhill Primary Academy have been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag.
In order to achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag schools have to work on three of the Eco-Schools Ten Topics. These topics have been chosen to combat a variety of global issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution.
Eco-Schools is designed to place children in control of environmental actions in their school, local community and beyond.
The first step for Summerhill Primary Academy was to appoint and enthusiastic eco-committee, a group of committed pupils responsible for planning and running the eco-schools programme.
The Eco-Committee undertook an Environmental Review to recognise the great work the school was already doing to be eco-friendly and to spot gaps in existing eco-actions. The areas for improvement provided the basis of an action plan.
Eco-school commented on Summerhill's Environmental Review stating "The review demonstrates a reflective and considered approach to Eco-Schools work "
Eco-schools also commented on the school's sustainability focussed curriculum “We’re really impressed at how you’ve linked environmental issues to a variety of curriculum areas".
Eco-schools recognised how engaged the entire school and the wider community had been, stating "We have loved hearing about how involved you have been with Tipton Litter Watch, The VCOP conference and The Big Battery Hunt. We love that your pupils have taken their great work beyond the school gates and into their homes and local community. This is a very challenging aspect of the Eco-Schools programme, so your Eco-Committee should be very proud of their successes in this area!”
Pupils have enjoyed being Eco-warriors and are taking their Eco-Schools work home with them and getting their families on board
Eco-schools commented “everyone involved should be incredibly proud of the changes they have made!"
Congratulations to everyone for the great work you have managed to do, earning your Green Flag with Distinction.