Eco-Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) since 1981. In England, since 1994 the programme has been operated by Keep Britain Tidy and Eco-Schools Programme Delivery Officer. In this time, over 20,000 schools, colleges and nurseries have registered with Eco-Schools England.
Church Lench First School is proud to be a part of this initiative. We follow the Eco-Schools Seven Step framework, which has been designed to place young people in control of environmental actions in their school, home, local community and beyond. We are currently working towards Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, an international accreditation that has recognised and rewarded young people’s environmental actions.
At Church Lench First School we are passionate about educating and involving the children in learning about the impact that our lifestyle, environmental actions and choices make to our world.
We motivate pupils to engage in variety of activities and discussions to support and improve their environmental education awareness. We have regular meetings and regularly take part in Eco projects that are all child-led with the support of an Eco-Coordinator.
Our Eco Club representatives are:
Joel (Year 1)
Charlie (Year 2)
Aoife (Year 3)
Samuel (Year 4)
Finley (Year 5)
Our Eco-Coordinators are Ms Munro and Mrs Barlow.
Our Eco Club so far has achieved:
Setting up a sensory garden for the school with variety of plants, shrubs and water feature. Each year children have an opportunity to be involved in looking after the garden area, planting new flowers and herbs, look after birds and mini beasts.
Implementing ways to reduce waste we produce at school by introducing 5 R’s- Ways To Go Zero Waste:
Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Repair.
Each classroom was supplied with recycling bins and compost bins to use daily. We also collect empty crisp packets that will be sent to the Crisp Packet Project to design and make survival blankets and items for the homeless and less fortunate communities.
Being involved in community litter picking with Keep Britain Tidy and Worcestershire County Council to learn about the impact on our environment and wildlife.
We are currently working on more exciting projects to include: energy saving, transport, school grounds.
We are delighted with our Eco-Club hard working and it was recently recognised by winning Eco-School Green Flag Bronze Award.