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.
child, every school and its community have to believe they can make a
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, 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
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
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
- 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!
View our Eco Code
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