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Eco School

We seek to embed environmentally friendly issues in all areas of school life.

 

Fulmer Infant School was awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag in 2009. This was re-awarded in July 2011 and again in July 2014.

We became a Fair Trade school in January 2012 and we were awarded the highest award, ‘Fairtrader’ school in June 2014.

Our areas of Eco work

Energy

  • Lights, computers and other electronics are only turned on when necessary
  • We keep the doors shut in winter
  • We remind children of our eco values in assemblies and circle time.

Water

  • We have had taps installed which automatically turn off after ten seconds
  • We flush our toilets using rainwater
  • We water our plants using water from our water butts.

Healthy Living

  • We exercise
  • We eat healthily
  • We learn about good hygiene.

Waste

  • We reduce our waste and we reuse and recycle whatever we can
  • We send newsletters to families by email.

Members of the Eco team led an assembly on Recycling encouraging all the children to recycle waste.

School Grounds

  • We look after our school grounds
  • We learn about the dangers of dropping litter.

School Garden

  • We  grow and eat our own fruit and vegetables
  • We learn about wildlife and their habitats, and how we can protect them
  • We tend our raised gardens every Friday.

Transport

  • We take part in ‘Walk to School’ week
  • We park carefully and considerately
  • We learn about road safety with Footsteps Training

Global

  • We support Fairtrade
  • We communicate with other schools and are linked to an orphanage in Pakistan

We have special ‘green days’, when we learn more about our environment. We also have an Eco Committee, which meets regularly to look at Eco issues.