Meadows First School is proud of its status as Green Flag holder and Ambassador School for Eco Schools. We work hard to care for the environment in the classroom, in our outdoor areas, and in our links with the world around us.
We have been involved in the programme since 2005 and have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag four times for the work we do throughout the school and its wider community.
In 2011 we were the first school in the country to be awarded Ambassador status for our work with the community in promoting sustainability.
In 2013 we, again, were awarded Ambassador status.
The programme is run by our Eco Council, with representatives from Year 1 through to Year 4 along with Mrs Date. We carry out an environmental review every Autumn and then use that to create an action plan for the year.
Meadows Eco Council have been very busy this year working on different projects as part of our Eco Schools Action Plan.
We have worked hard in school to try to reduce the number of lights, computers and screens left on during our ‘ Switch It Off’ Project. We carried out ‘secret snoops around the school to find out which classes needed some help to remember to switch things off.
We have also been working hard to improve our school grounds and encourage wildlife onto our site. We have planted lots of flowers around the school, sown a meadow and planted a hedge.
The councillors have been working hard to persuade every one to make healthy choices for snacks at break time, and thanks to their hard work some classes have shown a huge improvement in the number of children choosing fruit for their snacks.
We have other projects to come this year, including Healthy Schools Week. This year we are trying something new and have given each year group Eco Challenges to work on during the year.