As a proud holder of the Eco-Schools Green Flag, the school aims to embed the principles of sustainability into our day-to-day activities. Our Eco-Schools Committee, which has representatives from Years 1 to 6, meets each term to consider how we as a school can improve our environment – at school, at home, and further afield. From ‘Walk/Cycle/Scoot to School Week’, growing sunflowers and organising litter collections, to monitoring the biodiversity at Forest School, being part of the Eco-Schools scheme enables us all to enjoy and protect our environment. Our Eco-Schools motto is:
Walk, cycle, scoot
Only use what you need
Recycle, re-use, compost
Lights out, taps off
Don’t drop litter
Eco-Team: A Year in Review
This year has been an exciting year for the Eco-Team. We begun the year by adopting a snow leopard which has been extremely popular with the whole school. After Christmas we collected used Christmas cards which we are hoping to up-cycle for Christmas 2019. Spring time saw the children of Goring Primary school going bird mad. We spotted birds in the kitchen garden and at home. Children across the school then made an astounding 105 bird boxes for our bird box competition. We managed to keep about 40 bird boxes to display on school grounds and the rest went back with the children. In the summer term, the Eco-Team asked everybody to bring in materials that could not be recycled so we could create artwork for the Goring in Bloom competition. Every child in the school was taught by the children in Year 5 and made a superb sunflower. On July 17th, the RHS judges came to school and judged the Kitchen Garden and saw over 300 of our amazing sunflowers on display at the front of school.
The Eco-Team have had an extremely busy year and have worked extremely hard. Well done!
Autumn - Big Soup: We raised over £300. We adopted a snow leopard with WWF.
Spring - Christmas card collected. Bird watching and bird boxes.
Summer - We made over 100 sunflowers for Goring In Bloom.