With the aim of making a difference to our local school environment and doing our bit to help protect our planet the Eco-Committee are working together to try and achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag status.  This is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.  We are just at the start of our journey but with an enthusiastic group of children leading the way I’m sure it won’t be long before we achieve the first bronze level award.  After completing a survey of our current grounds, policies and procedures the children have prioritised 4 key areas to start work on: litter, biodiversity, school grounds and waste and will be producing an action plan to start progressing these forward.

We have already secured a way to recycle all our pens, whiteboard markers, felt tips and highlighters rather than them going to landfill, which is a great first step. The children also worked with the gardening club to identify key areas to address and improve during our grounds day to help improve the biodiversity of the school site.

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October 2019 – update

Our recycling hub has started to take off with donations arriving in almost every day, in fact we are almost have enough to send off our first boxes to Terracycle.  Huge thanks to our fabulous Eco-Committee group for all their efforts in sorting the recycling.


April 2022 – update

Following a break due to COVID restrictions our eco-committee has been back up and running since September 2021 and working behind the scenes on various new initatives as we work towards becoming a greener school.

The first of these initiatives to come to fruition was a  litter pick and beach clean in Brixham on a sunny saturday in April. !4 children and their grown ups joined us and we collected 5 black sacks worth of rubbish and enjoyed a celebratory drink and biscuit on the beach afterwards. A huge thank you to all who came to join us.

The following week during a lunch playtime the eco-committe completed a litter pick around our school grounds.


May 2022 – update

In support of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee we have planted nine trees in our school field, with the aim of creating a small forest school area for generations to come.  We planted three rown and six silver birch which will create a fabulous wildlife area this also supports our work as an eco-committee in increasing the biodiversity of our school grounds.