Our Eco School
At Challock school we are immensely proud of our journey towards becoming more eco-friendly. In September 2020 we began working with Eco Schools to achieve our Green Flag Award. The Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning. We are delighted to have already achieved our Bronze and Silver Awards and are well on the way to achieving the Green Flag.
In school we have formed an eco-committee which consists of 4 pupils from Attenborough Class, and 4 from Holmes class. The Eco committee must meet in two separate groups currently due to Covid Restrictions. We meet at least once a term and discuss environmental issues within the school.
The Eco Committee or ‘Challock Eco Squad’ as they are known, have worked hard to complete an environmental review which focusses on all the things that the school are already doing to be as eco-friendly as possible. It also highlights the areas that we need to work on in order to be more environmentally conscious. Having completed the review we have highlighted three topics that we are going to focus on for our Green Flag.
Our 3 Green Flag Actions
Here are some of the other exciting Eco activities that our children have been enjoying:
In July we created Scarecrows for the Boughton Lees Scarecrow Trail. The children worked on designs for these scarecrows with the aim being to create them from as many recycled materials as possible. We were thrilled to win 1st and 2nd Prize for our ‘Superhero Teacher’ Scarecrow!
Our Year 6 children spent a successful afternoon out in the village litter picking as part of the Eco Schools Great British September Clean.
The children had an opportunity to create a piece of art work for the Creative Folkestone’s ‘The Plinth’ Project. This project was designed to encourage people to display their lockdown creativity, celebrating community and our local town of Folkestone. The year 6 children created their own art installation reflecting hope as we move forward out of the pandemic. They were able to use recycled facemasks to represent the doves.
Eco at Home!
Despite the lockdown we have continued to make Eco awareness an important part of our weekly learning. Each week children have been set a variety of different Eco challenges. Here are the links to all of the challenges: