Eco School

Our Approach

Environmental sustainability, with its link to climate change and potential environmental disaster, is the story of our time.

Whilst some advocate shock tactics to galvanise us to take appropriate remedial action, for many (including young people) this can have the opposite effect: making them feel insignificant and impotent.

‘Every child, every school and its community have to believe they can make a difference’.

At All Hallows we firmly hold this belief and the last few years has seen our whole community actively involved in developing the key policies underpinning our approach to improving our sustainability over the decades to come.  Involving our children is critical at every stage, whether through the curriculum, themed days or part of the Eco-Council.

The Eco-Council

The Eco-Council, now in its fourth year, meets regularly to discuss a wide range of interests and issues, such as preparing presentations on Energy: helping to augment our work as an Eco-School.

Every term the Eco-council also invites teachers, parents and governors to join them, as the Eco-Action Group. Devising our Eco-Code and undertaking an Environmental Review are examples of their work, which have helped All Hallows achieve the Silver Award, part of the Eco-Schools initiative.

Currently, the Action Group and Eco-Council are developing several proposals, including a biodiversity project for the school grounds, which represents one of the critical stepping stones towards achieving the next stage in the Eco-School programme: the coveted Green Flag.

All Hallows School is awarded an Eco SILVER award

The Eco-Council is delighted to announce our successful assessment for the Eco-Schools Silver Award.

This amazing achievement recognises the positive changes which have enhanced our sustainability:

  • Better and more efficient re-use and recycling of our waste streams
  • Enhanced use of the school grounds
  • Raising awareness of our energy consumption and ways of reducing it

Our child-led approach has been an important aspect of this work, driven by enthusiastic members of the Eco-council.  Well done to them!

Green Poem

View our Eco Code

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