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Delapre Primary School pupils and staff are currently working to gain Eco-Schools bronze award under the Eco-Schools programme.

http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/aboutecoschools/theprogramme

The Eco-Schools Programme

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

Our mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.

What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in school and reducing waste, they’ll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

Benefits of joining Eco-Schools include:

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The programme focuses on 9 topics:
Energy
Water
Biodiversity
School grounds
Healthy living
Transport
Litter
Waste
Global citizenship

At Delapre, we have been working on all of these, but mainly on saving energy, water and waste. Please explore our blog to find out what we’ve been up to, see samples of students’ work, read our eco-code, see links with national campaigns and meet our Eco Committee.

These are some of the displays around our school to raise awareness about the nine priorities.

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We are proud to say we’ve achieved the bronze award! May 2014

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This year sees DPS progress from the bronze to silver eco schools award. We have been focusing on various aspects this year; mainly waste and energy reduction. These priorities have tied in with national campaigns and the school council visited every class to deliver talks to raise awareness.

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There has also been a lot going on with wider community links, visits to local supermarkets to study Fairtrade and the ‘Farm to Fork’ project and a staff audit was carried out to see how the 9 eco topics are being covered/linked in our curriculum in each year group. An environmental review will be carried out in the autumn term when classes are using the top block’s new rooms to check on progress.