Congratulations on achieving your first Green Flag Award Eco Warriors!
The Willows Academy Trust is celebrating being awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag award, the highest award available to schools. After previously achieving Bronze and Silver awards – and following a lot of hard work and commitment – the School passed a thorough an environmental review by the eco the warriors behind the scheme with flying colours. This has enabled the Willows to gain the Green Flag status. We will be proudly flying the new flag very soon!
"I am very passionate about being an Eco-School lead being part of a wonderful team that plays such an important part in the development of young people. When you visit a school, you never know what to expect; each school has their own individual 'footprint' only made possible by the staff and students in that school. It is so inspirational to see young people so committed to improving and helping our environment."
One child is chosen from each class in Key Stage1 and 2 to raise awareness of environmental issues and to explore ways in which the school can become more environmentally friendly.
We meet every Thursday afternoon, to look at ways to improve our school and discuss any ways we can make our school more eco-friendly, such as: turning lights off when the classrooms are not in use and monitoring any litter on our school yard. We have allocated roles in school which include: emptying the recycling bins, turning off taps and lights and ensuring the computers are shut down.