At The Willows we believe that fostering a love and concern for the environment is an important thread that is woven thorough our curriculum in all year groups. Our children understand the important steps that need to be taken in order to protect our planet for us and future generations.
Children at the Willows are exposed to environmental concerns through our curriculum in geography and science lessons. As well as this, children are exposed to real-life experiences such as waste workshops, litter picking campaigns, traffic protests and access to our quad, where year groups have allotted time with our gardening expert who guides the children in hands on potting, planting and exploring plants and wildlife.
By the time the children leave our school, they will be passionate individuals who are able to talk confidently about environmental issues and how to have a positive impact on the planet.
We are proud to be an Eco-Friendly school that is currently working towards the Eco-School’s Green Flag award. Our ECO committee consists of 10 child representatives from Years 2-6 who fly the flag for the environment in our school. These children are involved in making an ECO action plan each year to continuously raise the profile of improving our habits in school and at home.
Green Flag Award
We are very pleased to tell you that we have been awarded an Eco Schools Green Flag. This is what the Green Flag Comittee said about us!
It's wonderful that you have appointed such a representative Eco Comittee, this shows your school's excellent commitment to both the programme and the eco cause. We love your democratic and fair approach to appointing members. It's great to see that other pupils play a part in the process. We love the range of activities that you and your Eco Committee planned for delivery. The fact that they cover both indoor and outdoor activities is excellent. It is also great to see accountability and monitoring and evaluation clearly marked on your action plan. Great work!
You've clearly embedded the ethos of the Eco Schools programme far and wide in your school! We love your ambition in tackling areas where you scored lowest on the Environmental Review. This shows you have confident Eco Committe dedicated to maximising their impacts. We're really impressed at how you've linked environmental issure to a variety of curriculum areas. We loved seeing the excellent examples of your curriculum links and photos of the pupils work on display. This is a great example of layering in sustainability and climate change into you studies. A massive well done to all of the children who have been part of the Eco Team and wider community!