Looking after our environment
Eco-Schools Award: What is it?
The Eco-Schools award is a global program sponsored by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. It aims to raise children’s awareness of environmental issues happening in the world by empowering children to make a change within their local communities.
There are three levels of the award, Bronze, Silver and Green Flag each with their own requirements to fulfil. Schools are tasked with tackling three out of nine areas in order to reach their first Green Flag.
At Grafton Primary we have tasked Global Citizenship Ambassadors to work towards achieving silver Eco Schools Status.
What does the school have planned?
As you may have already seen, the school has had solar panels installed on the roof. The Global Citizenship Ambassadors are in charge of recording the data from this.
As well as this, we have organised a scheme to recycle our printer toner and ink cartridges. We will continue to send reminders to parents and carers to bring in old printer cartridges from home to prevent them going to landfill. This scheme, as well as helping the environment, also raises a small amount of funds for the school.
The Global Citizenship Ambassadors are also going to ensure that the school is as 'green' as possible.
The school has currently a Silver level award.