The Willows school is committed to educating its pupils about caring for and respecting the environment and developing responsible citizens who are able to make valuable decisions.
As part of our responsibility to the environment and as an Eco-School we aim:
- To develop an awareness of environmental issues.
- To promote environmental issues and raise awareness among the wider school community.
- To become more sustainable in the school environment and reduce the environmental impact of the whole school.
- To link environmental issues in with the curriculum.
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!
“Congratulations on achieving you First Green Flag Eco Warriors”
"I am extremely passionate about being an Eco-School leader and 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."
The whole school works together to ensure that the Eco-School principals are embedded in the daily life of the school and indeed in the whole school community. The staff ensure that work on all eco-schools topics is weaved creatively through the curriculum and the children are responsible for electing an Eco-Warrior in their classroom. The Eco-Warriors are then encouraged to act as an eco-role model to the rest of the school, to encourage recycling, reduce litter in the playground, eat healthily and conserve energy. For our future progression we aim to focus on our sustainability, wider community and playground area.
The Willows Eco-Warriors