Evendons Eco Champions and Eco Schools Award
Our vision is that children will leave Evendons with the knowledge and skills which enable them to champion the environment and work passionately towards a sustainable future. We want Evendons pupils to retain the enthusiasm they have to strive for positive change in their locality and becoming responsible citizens who know how to make positive changes which benefit the planet, and inspire others to do the same.
BPET ‘Let’s Go Zero’ Pledge
We are proud to be a part of the trust-wide pledge to aim for zero carbon emissions by 2030. More information on how the schools within the trust are working towards this goal can be found on the BPET website. BPET Let’s Go Zero 2030
Evendons Eco Committee
A big thank you to our 2021-2022 Eco Committee who did a wonderful job surveying the schools and creating our first Eco Code, which they presented in Assembly at the end of last year. They were also involved in environmental surveys and had lots of ideas for improving the school grounds which are the basis for this year’s work towards Eco-Schools accreditation.
We are delighted to present the 2022-2023 Eco Champions. Our Eco Champions presented their ideas and explained their commitment to the environment and were voted into office by their classmates during Parliament week.
The role of an Eco Champion is:
- To attend regular meetings to share ideas about how to improve the local environment
- To work towards the Eco Schools Award
- To carry out surveys within the school to measure improvements
- To discuss next steps and record these in the meeting minutes
- To feedback to their class about actions that they have decided should be taken
- To bring their classmates ideas to the committee – pupil voice
- To present class assemblies and to assist the Eco lead teacher in whole school assemblies
Eco-Schools Green Flag Accreditation
What is Eco-Schools?
The Eco-Schools programme provides a simple, seven-step framework that answers this question whilst empowering young people to make a difference in their school, local community and beyond. Since 1994, millions of young people around the world have worked through the Eco-Schools Seven Steps before being recognised for their efforts with a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag.
Schools connect their activities to three or more of the Ten Eco-Schools Topics. These topics break large, global issues like climate change into more manageable and directed themes that prompt young people to consider environmental changes that they can make in their school and everyday lives.
The Seven Step Framework and Ten Topics
The Eco-Schools program requires schools to follow a seven step path to accreditation by focussing on three of the ten improvement areas.
In 2022-2023, we have chosen to work on the areas of transport, waste and school grounds. Guided by teachers, the Eco-committee members (our Eco-champions) are working hard to complete the steps and record the evidence. They involve their classmates by feeding back on progress and taking their ideas about new projects for the committee to consider.