Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Headteacher: Mr J May

Eco Schools

Watermill School joined the Eco-Schools programme in 2014 to provide our pupils with the opportunity to make decisions about how to make our school more sustainable and eco-friendly.

What is Eco Schools?

 “The Eco-Schools Programme

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

Our mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.

What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in school and reducing waste, they'll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

Eco-Schools can fit into virtually all aspects of the curriculum and help to make learning, both inside and outside the classroom, fun and engaging.”

Taken from Eco-Schools England website.

 

What do Eco-Schools do?

Eco-Schools follow a simple seven-step process which is helping us to address 9 environmental themes:

Energy
Water
Biodiversity
School grounds
Healthy living
Transport
Litter
Waste
Global citizenship

Eco-Schools do not have to work on all 9 topics at once, but Energy is compulsory. From our Environmental Review, we decided that Energy and Waste should be the first two topics to work on.

 

Eco-Schools Awards

Eco-Schools work towards gaining one of three internationally recognised awards; Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag Award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. The Bronze and Silver Awards are both self-assessed through the Eco-Schools website. The Green Flag award is externally assessed by Keep Britain Tidy volunteers.

We are very proud that Watermill School has now achieved the Bronze Award, which recognises that we have:

  • Set up an Eco-Committee and have regular meetings.
  • Conducted an Environmental Review.
  • Written an Action Plan.

Also, that we are:

  • Making links within our curriculum.
  • Involving the whole school and wider community, by keeping an up-to-date display board and sharing our minutes.

We are now embedding our actions, and will work towards the Silver Award.

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Watermill School joined the Eco-Schools programme in 2014 to provide our pupils with the opportunity to make decisions about how to make our school more sustainable and eco-friendly.

What is Eco Schools?

 “The Eco-Schools Programme

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

Our mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.

What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in school and reducing waste, they'll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

Eco-Schools can fit into virtually all aspects of the curriculum and help to make learning, both inside and outside the classroom, fun and engaging.”

Taken from Eco-Schools England website.

 

What do Eco-Schools do?

Eco-Schools follow a simple seven-step process which is helping us to address 9 environmental themes:

Energy
Water
Biodiversity
School grounds
Healthy living
Transport
Litter
Waste
Global citizenship

Eco-Schools do not have to work on all 9 topics at once, but Energy is compulsory. From our Environmental Review, we decided that Energy and Waste should be the first two topics to work on.

 

Eco-Schools Awards

Eco-Schools work towards gaining one of three internationally recognised awards; Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag Award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. The Bronze and Silver Awards are both self-assessed through the Eco-Schools website. The Green Flag award is externally assessed by Keep Britain Tidy volunteers.

We are very proud that Watermill School has now achieved the Bronze Award, which recognises that we have:

  • Set up an Eco-Committee and have regular meetings.
  • Conducted an Environmental Review.
  • Written an Action Plan.

Also, that we are:

  • Making links within our curriculum.
  • Involving the whole school and wider community, by keeping an up-to-date display board and sharing our minutes.

We are now embedding our actions, and will work towards the Silver Award.