Hall of Fame

Longest Standing Eco-Schools, Celebrating 16 Years of Green Flag Success!

King's Academy Ringmer

Top Tips:

  1. Never underestimate the imagination and commitment of students.
  2. Always do what you say you are going to do and never promise things which aren't achievable.
  3. Have fun and quite a lot of chocolate biscuits along the way - Fairtrade of course!
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The Long Eaton School

Top Tips:

  1. Keep the momentum going, as well as having an Eco-Committee we run a drop in Eco-Club every Friday.
  2. Embrace social media, we have garnered so many hints and tips from other schools and groups using Twitter.
  3. Share the load, we are so lucky in the fact that we have an amazing group of staff who support all things eco.
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Thomas A Becket Junior School

Top Tips:

  1. To save energy each class has designated energy monitors who ensure electrical equipment is turned off when not in use. We also have Energy Rangers who check classrooms each week and reward the most energy efficient class termly!
  2. To encourage Biodiversity in our school we plant pollination friendly plants using funds raised from second-hand uniform sales and donations.
  3. Recycled materials are perfect for artwork!
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Brabin's Endowed Primary School

Top Tips:

  1. Our active Eco-Committee meet regularly and take the lead in organising events like assemblies, Book Swap Day and Recycling Art Day.
  2. Our Gardening Club use the school garden to grow different food and plants, this is then used by our school kitchen.
  3. We appoint Eco-Monitors from our Eco-Committee who check all lights are off and taps are never left running.
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St Edward's Church of England Primary School

Top Tips:

  1. Being an Eco-School helps our pupils achieve their potential.
  2. Eco-Schools helps pupils build confidence in themselves.
  3. Our Eco-Schools work sets our pupils on a positive path for life.
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King's Academy Ringmer

Top Tips:

  1. Never underestimate the imagination and commitment of students.
  2. Always do what you say you are going to do and never promise things which aren't achievable.
  3. Have fun and quite a lot of chocolate biscuits along the way - Fairtrade of course!
Visit school website

The Long Eaton School

Top Tips:

  1. Keep the momentum going, as well as having an Eco-Committee we run a drop in Eco-Club every Friday.
  2. Embrace social media, we have garnered so many hints and tips from other schools and groups using Twitter.
  3. Share the load, we are so lucky in the fact that we have an amazing group of staff who support all things eco.
Visit school website

Thomas A Becket Junior School

Top Tips:

  1. To save energy each class has designated energy monitors who ensure electrical equipment is turned off when not in use. We also have Energy Rangers who check classrooms each week and reward the most energy efficient class termly!
  2. To encourage Biodiversity in our school we plant pollination friendly plants using funds raised from second-hand uniform sales and donations.
  3. Recycled materials are perfect for artwork!
Visit school website

Brabin's Endowed Primary School

Top Tips:

  1. Our active Eco-Committee meet regularly and take the lead in organising events like assemblies, Book Swap Day and Recycling Art Day.
  2. Our Gardening Club use the school garden to grow different food and plants, this is then used by our school kitchen.
  3. We appoint Eco-Monitors from our Eco-Committee who check all lights are off and taps are never left running.
Visit school website

St Edward's Church of England Primary School

Top Tips:

  1. Being an Eco-School helps our pupils achieve their potential.
  2. Eco-Schools helps pupils build confidence in themselves.
  3. Our Eco-Schools work sets our pupils on a positive path for life.
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Most Inspirational Green Flag Assessors

" I am very passionate about being an Eco-Schools assessor, being part of a wonderful organisation 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. " Barbara James
" I have for many years enjoyed the amazing opportunity of assessing and supporting Eco-Schools across the North East. It is a privilege to watch them grow and develop as sustainable Eco-Schools: having a real and lasting environmental impact within their schools, wider communities, nationally (sharing best practice) and in many cases having a global impact with their far-reaching project work. I struggle to think of another volunteering role that could be as rewarding to the soul as being an Eco-Schools assessor. " Alistair Wilson
" I am a retired teacher and Eco-Schools Coordinator passionate about the environment and reducing waste. I missed being an Eco-Coordinator, so training to be a Green Flag Assessor was an ideal opportunity!
When I go to visit the Eco-Committee I give them a microphone, made from things that would be thrown away, this is a great icebreaker... 'I thought it was real!' was one reply! The children enjoy telling me about their achievements and taking me on a guided tour of the school. It is amazing, and quite often humbling, to see the children's passion and drive to maintain the Eco-Schools ethos within their schools. I love having the opportunity to be a Green Flag Assessor and see how each school differs in their approach to the topics and achieving their targets. " Chris Porter
" Gill Hickman is a former teacher who has been dedicated to the Eco-Schools programme for a long time. The feedback we have received from every school Gill has assessed is that she is fantastic! Since 2015 Gill has carried out over 30 assessments and has always been there for the Eco-Schools team when we are in need of an 'emergency' assessment. After each assessment, Gill always manages to make schools feel special with her wonderful written reports. " Gill Hickman
" I've been an Eco-Assessor for over 4 years now and I love doing Green Flag assessments. The children are always so passionate about the programme and really want to tell me about all they have achieved. It's great to be part of something that is helping children to understand the importance of the environment and how their actions can really make a difference. I urge anyone who can to sign up to be an assessor and share the great work that schools are doing. " Rachel Scarisbrick

Termly Topic Award!

Term Winner

Mill Green School

Autumn Waste Topic Winner

Congratulations to Mill Green School, St Helens, their work on our Waste topic has been chosen as a worthy winner for our first ever Termly Topic Award.

Read about their work on our Waste topic by clicking the link below.

Don’t forget, if you would like to be an Eco-Schools Termly Topic Award winner submit your story below before Friday 29th March 2019 and you could feature on the Eco-Schools website and receive a box of Eco-Schools goodies for your Eco-Committee.

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