As a follow on from our fascinating visit to Carymoor Environmental Centre we were visited by their director last week for an extremely productive staff meeting where we planned out the next steps for our curriculum.
At Wookey we are committed to continuing to develop a curriculum which is led by our four core values of Respect, Engagement, Activity and Independence and by the interests and aspirations of our children.
We are therefore very excited to begin our journey to ‘Eco-School’ status, a nationally recognised programme which is, “pupil-led, involving hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.”
The director of Carymoor was impressed with what we are doing already and our various initiatives will certainly help us move through Bronze and Silver to Green Flag status as an Eco-School. We need to be doing more. The children are so passionate about this that I am sure that it will be them taking control of any developments to our curriculum rather than the staff!
We are going to focus on our first formal step towards Bronze level as an Eco-School with the children this week. We will be separating food waste at lunchtimes into waste that can be used for compost and waste which cannot. Compostable waste will be added to a compost bin on the school field and then used in our school garden this year.
This is just the first of many exciting initiatives that we will introduce over the coming months as our school curriculum continues to evolve. Stay tuned for more information as we move towards our Bronze Level Eco-Schools award!