Earth Stewards & Green Flag Award
What are Earth Stewards?
Earth Stewards are a group of pupils who meet each month to discuss eco friendly and environmental issues within school which prepares children to live their future lives with consideration for global issues. There is one Earth Stewards from each class in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Why do we have Earth Stewards?
-To ensure our school is eco-friendly and prepares pupils to live with reflection of the environment.
-To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
-To discuss and raise issues related to the environment.
How do I become an Earth Steward?
At the beginning of each year, pupils can apply to become an Earth Steward. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils who want to apply to become an Earth Steward, present themselves to the pupils in their class with the reasons why they would make a good Earth Steward. Then pupils then vote for the person who will be a representative for their class.
What happens in the meetings?
We begin each year by completing an environmental review to find out our school's successes and areas for improvement. We then use this to create an action plan for the upcoming year. Throughout the year each Eco Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.
News and Updates
Welcome back to a new school year at St. Peter’s!
A new year, means a new team of Earth Stewards and children from each of the classes designed their campaign posters for their class mates to look at and consider their ideas. On Wednesday 21st September the annual elections were held with ballot papers and a polling station. A great opportunity for all children to experience what the British Voting System is like!
Due to the hard work and dedication of Earth Stewards last year we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award – With Distinction. We are very proud of the children and what they have done to contribute to the promotion of protecting the environment. Please see below the Press Release from the awarding body.
Pupils at St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School awarded a coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag
Pupils at St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School in Rochdale have earned an international accreditation this academic year, recognising their amazing work in making their school/nursery more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Pupils collaborated with staff members to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the pupils planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
To learn more about Eco-Schools head to www.eco-schools.org.uk