At Holy Redeemer We Care About the Environment
Eco Schools is a very important part of everyday life at Holy Redeemer School. We have a very active Eco Council of children from across the school, who have been voted for by their classmates, but caring for the environment is something that we all think about and act on every day; reducing, reusing, recycling, composting, increasing the bio-diversity of our site, raising money for wildlife charities and educating ourselves and others, on how we can take care of our beautiful planet.
Alongside all of the above, we have a fantastic garden hidden away behind the school. Encouraged and led by parishioners Bob and Val, the children, staff and parents work hard all year round, to grow a wide variety of plants, including fruits and vegetables. True to our Eco Schools values, the children have compost heaps in the garden, a wild life pond, an African (water saving) keyhole garden, bird feeders and nesting boxes. We have also developed our own water collection system, to collect rainwater for all the watering we need to do!
Every Thursday, we run a lunch time and an after school eco club, where children learn how to take care of the garden and the plants in it. We also have a Green Team, who support the Eco Council by carrying out litter picking in the local area. The Eco Council meet regularly to discuss how the school can be even better at helping the environment and to work on their action plan. As part of sharing their work with the rest of the school, they plan and lead assemblies.
When Pershore takes part in the NGA Open Gardens, we open our school garden and the children enjoy showing visitors round. The visitors are always really impressed with the children’s knowledge and expertise.
We have gained external validation for the quality of our provision by being awarded Eco Schools England Green Flag status.