After the school received the bronze eco-schools award in February we began working towards our silver award. This requires us to show that we have informed and involved others in our eco-school work. At the beginning of the spring term all of the children in the school took part in designing recycling posters, and waste monitors began helping to ensure that waste was put in the correct bins. Children and staff in school are kept informed of the eco-school topics through an eco display board and meetings with the eco councillors. Updates for parents are communicated though letters, the website and the school newsletter. It has been lovely to see and hear about the environmental activities children have been doing with their families. We have also had involvement from local groups and businesses which will be ongoing as we continue to work on our action plan.
The silver award also requires us to show that environmental issues have been covered in at least 3 areas of the school curriculum. I have been looking at and collating this evidence from all three year groups and it has been fantastic to see how Drayton Infant School teaches about the environment through all areas of our curriculum. Our children have a superb knowledge of environmental issues. The work they have done this academic year shows how caring, hardworking and enthusiastic our children are about the environment. This means that last week the school was deservedly awarded the eco schools silver award! I am very proud of the school for achieving this in a relatively short period of time. I would like to say a big thank you to the eco-committee, all the children and staff, the families and the community for your support with our eco-schools programme. I look forward to continue working with you to achieve our next award – the Green Flag award!