Eco School Status
What is Eco-Schools?
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
For nearly 25 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple Seven-Step framework in order to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
Eco-Schools develops pupils' skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.
Silverhill Primary has achieved the Eco-School status – The International Green Flag Award
The Eco-Schools programme is an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people and their families.
Introduced in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, Eco-Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is managed in England by Keep Britain Tidy. Currently, we are one of 18,600 registered Eco-Schools in England.
The Eco-Schools programme consists of three structural elements – The Seven Step Framework, the Eco-Schools Topics and assessment for the international Green Flag award.
While the Seven Steps are the most important aspect of the Eco-Schools programme, we at Silverhill have an annual focus to our Eco. In 2018/19 we focused on reducing plastics in school and general awareness on the global impact of plastics. This year 2019/20 we are focusing on 'Endangered Animals' and how we can raise awareness about the impact man is having on their habitats.
Every class in school has adopted an endangered animal this year by fundraising on our 'Endangered days'.