Bolton by Bowland CE Primary School

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20th November 18
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In 2011 and then again in 2013 Bolton by Bowland Primary School were awarded the Green Flag for all their hard work at recycling and reusing around the school. 

This prestigious award is for numerous projects around the school researching aspects of the environment and highlighting our understanding of the importance of being eco aware and environmental friendly both in the school and in the local community. 

 

We were very pleased  to receive  the Green Flag from Eco Schools Great Britain.  This involved keeping up with the school's eco projects and developing these further.Our latest project has been the creation of a wildflower trail and the installation of a greenhouse. The wildflower trail encourages bees and insects into the garden and lets the children wander amongst wildflowers which were once prolific around the area.  

 

Bolton by Bowland CE Primary School children and staff are working hard to learn, encourage and develop an eco school.

We have  been awarded levels 1,2,3,4 and 5 RHS Campaign for School Gardening.  We encourage all children to participate in gardening activites around the School

We have  been awarded the Green Flag for all our endeavours. We currently recycle paper, batteries, toner cartridges and compost all our waste organic material.  We are also in the process of setting up a recycling system for CDs and DVDs.

We have a strong Eco Committee who are working hard to raise an awareness of the need to look after our planet.  The children have set up a committee  which meets regularly to consider ways to become more Eco friendly and how to save money by recycling. 

Children have monitors who switch off lights and laptops, empty the recycle bins. We even  have water hippos to preserve water. 

In the garden they are learning about growing vegetables to enable the school to be more self sufficient reducing the need to order vegetables.

Last Christmas the children organised  Eco Christmas Cards.  Instead of children and staff sending out Christmas cards to each other, the children have designed Christmas pictures which we can buy, write our greeting to all the children in school, and stick them onto a board in the entrance hall. 1 Christmas picture for all the people on our Christmas card list - brilliant idea Eco Committee.  The money raised was shared  between various Eco projects within school.