Eco School – Mrs Day

Dear Parents/Carers,

Recently, we have started the journey to become an international Green Flag Award
Eco-School. The programme is designed to raise environmental awareness among young people and is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Internationally, the programme is the largest educational programme in the world present in 67 countries and 52,000 schools. Our school is now part of this global community working to create environmental change for the benefit of our children and future generations.

The Eco-Schools programme empowers pupils, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and can also lead to financial savings for schools. Being an active member of the programme will be something your child will remember for the rest of their life.

The programme focuses on ten important global topics:

  1. Biodiversity
  2. Energy
  3. Global Citizenship
  4. Healthy Living
  5. Litter
  6. Marine
  7. School Grounds
  8. Transport
  9. Waste
  10. Water

Every school taking part in the Eco-Schools programme follows the same simple Seven Step framework that takes schools between one and two academic years to complete. After achieving our first Green Flag, our school can continue in the programme to gain multiple Green Flags. One of the most exciting things about the programme is that the process is designed to engage a whole school and its wider community – which is why we have taken the time to inform you about our participation.

If you would like to get involved in the Eco-School programme by sharing your time, ideas or skills please contact us. If you are struggling for spare time, don’t worry, we will keep you updated on our progress regularly and invite you to Eco-Schools projects or events that the pupils organise.

We hope you are as excited about our eco-journey as we are,


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Day

Year 2 Teacher

Eco School Lead

St. John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Elton Head Road, Sutton Heath, St. Helens, WA9 5BT
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