Hall of Fame

Longest Standing Eco-Schools, Celebrating up to 20 Years of Green Flag Success!

Outwoods Primary School, Burton on Trent

Top Tips:

  1. Share ideas and make changes! EYFS children were annoyed by the waste involved in daily milk cartons. We now buy milk in bigger bottles, use cups and teach children to wash up.
  2. Work as a team - many hands make light work. Every year group continues to develop even after 22 years at Eco-Schools Green Flag. This year, we are concentrating on making better use of our outdoor space!
  3. Get everyone involved! Encourage parents to make little changes at home too, they can make a huge difference.
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Our Lady's RC Primary School (Wigan)

Top Tips:

  1. Always involve parents and the local community in all Eco-Schools work and projects inside and outside the school.
  2. Make sure your Eco-Schools work has a high profile: involve all children and staff, host competitions and cover all the Eco-Schools topics in your curriculum.
  3. Give every child an opportunity to have their eco-say by holding class meetings, having suggestion boxes and giving regular updates in the school newsletter.
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King's Academy Ringmer (East Sussex)

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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Canon Burrows CofE Primary School (Gtr Manchester)

Top Tips:

  1. Think Global and Act Local: We've maintained our Nature Reserve for 30 years.
  2. Work to be more sustainable: Look for new projects every year and have your Eco-Committee drive you forward.
  3. Have fun Eco-Events: Our annual Green Fair is a school highlight every summer.
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Hindsford CofE Primary School (Gtr Manchester)

Top Tips:

  1. Recycle and re-use as much as you can.
  2. Our Eco-Blog is a great way to keep parents and the wider school community informed about eco-projects being undertaken in school.
  3. As well as our Eco-Squad, we have an after school Eco-Club once a week to help with our eco-actions,
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Gorsehall Primary School (Tameside)

Top Tips:

  1. Aim to empower your pupils to make positive and sustainable changes to both your local and global communities.
  2. Keep monitoring and evaluating your data whether its energy consumption, water usage, biodiversity or clean air: that way you can see the encouraging changes you are making!
  3. Host regular clean-ups to reduce unsightly, plastic litter-pollution and prevent animals from being hurt: they're also great fun!
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Vale of Evesham School (Worcestershire)

Top Tips:

  1. Have an active and passionate Eco-Council, we are particularly inspired by the work of Greta Thunberg.
  2. Parents, carers and all staff are committed to helping with projects - we all want to make a difference to our school, its community and the world.
  3. Regular eco-assemblies and blogs on our website let everyone know about the wonderful work we are doing.
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Staunton-On-Wye Primary School (Herefordshire)

Top Tips:

  1. Get everyone involved including pupils, staff and the community: the more people the bigger the difference.
  2. Celebrate your successes: it helps motivate and inspire everyone to find what they are going to improve next.
  3. Host whole school events: we have an Eco-Day each term with mixed age groups and lots of fun Eco-Activities.
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St Edward's Church of England Primary School (Lancashire)

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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Thomas A Becket Junior School (West Sussex)

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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The Long Eaton School (Derbyshire)

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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Dorothy Stringer School (East Sussex)

Top Tips:

  1. Celebrate and record your successes however small - don't be afraid to blow your own trumpet!
  2. Don't get hung up on the process - following the Eco-Schools Steps is the aim but day to day school life often means opportunities come along in a hap-hazard way, just make sure you always keep the students informed and involved.
  3. Keep talking to and involving governors. If they want the school to be an Eco-School they need to support you.
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Brabin's Endowed Primary School (Lancashire)

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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Outwoods Primary School, Burton on Trent

Top Tips:

  1. Share ideas and make changes! EYFS children were annoyed by the waste involved in daily milk cartons. We now buy milk in bigger bottles, use cups and teach children to wash up.
  2. Work as a team - many hands make light work. Every year group continues to develop even after 22 years at Eco-Schools Green Flag. This year, we are concentrating on making better use of our outdoor space!
  3. Get everyone involved! Encourage parents to make little changes at home too, they can make a huge difference.
Visit school website

Our Lady's RC Primary School (Wigan)

Top Tips:

  1. Always involve parents and the local community in all Eco-Schools work and projects inside and outside the school.
  2. Make sure your Eco-Schools work has a high profile: involve all children and staff, host competitions and cover all the Eco-Schools topics in your curriculum.
  3. Give every child an opportunity to have their eco-say by holding class meetings, having suggestion boxes and giving regular updates in the school newsletter.
Visit school website

King's Academy Ringmer (East Sussex)

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

Canon Burrows CofE Primary School (Gtr Manchester)

Top Tips:

  1. Think Global and Act Local: We've maintained our Nature Reserve for 30 years.
  2. Work to be more sustainable: Look for new projects every year and have your Eco-Committee drive you forward.
  3. Have fun Eco-Events: Our annual Green Fair is a school highlight every summer.
Visit school website

Hindsford CofE Primary School (Gtr Manchester)

Top Tips:

  1. Recycle and re-use as much as you can.
  2. Our Eco-Blog is a great way to keep parents and the wider school community informed about eco-projects being undertaken in school.
  3. As well as our Eco-Squad, we have an after school Eco-Club once a week to help with our eco-actions,
Visit school website

Gorsehall Primary School (Tameside)

Top Tips:

  1. Aim to empower your pupils to make positive and sustainable changes to both your local and global communities.
  2. Keep monitoring and evaluating your data whether its energy consumption, water usage, biodiversity or clean air: that way you can see the encouraging changes you are making!
  3. Host regular clean-ups to reduce unsightly, plastic litter-pollution and prevent animals from being hurt: they're also great fun!
Visit school website

Vale of Evesham School (Worcestershire)

Top Tips:

  1. Have an active and passionate Eco-Council, we are particularly inspired by the work of Greta Thunberg.
  2. Parents, carers and all staff are committed to helping with projects - we all want to make a difference to our school, its community and the world.
  3. Regular eco-assemblies and blogs on our website let everyone know about the wonderful work we are doing.
Visit school website

Staunton-On-Wye Primary School (Herefordshire)

Top Tips:

  1. Get everyone involved including pupils, staff and the community: the more people the bigger the difference.
  2. Celebrate your successes: it helps motivate and inspire everyone to find what they are going to improve next.
  3. Host whole school events: we have an Eco-Day each term with mixed age groups and lots of fun Eco-Activities.
Visit school website

St Edward's Church of England Primary School (Lancashire)

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.
Visit school website

Thomas A Becket Junior School (West Sussex)

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

The Long Eaton School (Derbyshire)

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

Dorothy Stringer School (East Sussex)

Top Tips:

  1. Celebrate and record your successes however small - don't be afraid to blow your own trumpet!
  2. Don't get hung up on the process - following the Eco-Schools Steps is the aim but day to day school life often means opportunities come along in a hap-hazard way, just make sure you always keep the students informed and involved.
  3. Keep talking to and involving governors. If they want the school to be an Eco-School they need to support you.
Visit school website

Brabin's Endowed Primary School (Lancashire)

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

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