“Cherish the natural world because you are a part of it and you depend on it.”
(Sir David Attenborough)
At Throston Primary School we are committed to looking after the environment and delighted to say in recognition of this we possess the International Eco-Schools Award Certificate. Our Eco-Schools Green Flag is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of our young people.
Our latest flag was raised by our Head Boy (Layden Wyness) and Head Girl (Harriett Devine) on Monday 11th October 2021, with our former Eco-Champion Mrs. Davies. To receive this flag, the school embarked on a 'relove your stuff' campaign, and gave old plastic toys a new home, rather than being thrown away!
Mrs. Sharp will guide us towards our new flag in 2021/2022.
Raising the Green Flag - 11/10/2021
Raising the Green Flag - Monday 11th October 2021.
This year (2021/2022) we are working on the following 3 areas:
Healthy Living, improving mental and physical well-being.
School Grounds, enhancing your learning environment.
Waste, refusing, reducing, reusing, repairing and recycling.
Our Eco Code - Linked to our Throsties and the Green Flag Objectives:
Explore: Look for opportunities to rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, repair and recycle (Waste).
Improve: Find steps to reduce your carbon footprint and investigate alternative greener energy sources (Energy).
Initiative: To think of ways to enhance the school learning environment (School Grounds).
Wellness: To make an effort to walk, scoot or cycle to school to improve mental and physical well-being and travel in an environmentally-friendly manner (Healthy Living and Transport).
Self-Belief: To keep believing that we can do things to protect our planet.
Eco-Friendly: Care for all plants, animals and insects (Biodiversity).
Online Safety: To use the World Wide Web to share our eco-message in a safe and responsible way.
Respectful: To reflect on local and global issues (Global Citizenship).
Honest: To remember to turn off taps and protect our most important natural resource (Water).
Passion: To overcome barriers to us being a GREEN school.
Aspire: Think of a world without eco-problems.
Diversity: Protect rivers, canals, lakes, oceans and the plants and animals that inhabit them all around the world (Marine).
Considerate: To take action to reduce litter at the school, in the community and beyond (Litter).
Colloborate: Together every child can make a difference.
Inspire: Lead by example - show your friends and family how to be eco-friendly.
Success: To ensure we have a eco-schools green flag flying at the school.
The forest school is currently used on a Tuesday morning (9.30am to 11.15am) and Friday afternoon (1.15pm to 2.50pm) by Nursery.
Here at Throston, we have an amazing Forest School! It is a great place to explore and bring the curriculum to life.
Fundraise & Recycle Ltd.
We are now partnering with Fundraise & Recycle, a local company which specialises in the recycling of unwanted clothing for collection and redistribution. We have a clothes bank located near the main entrance where you can place your unwanted clothes in the 'bin' for recycling. Please can all clothes, shoes, bags and belts be placed in bags prior to them being placed in the bin. School will receive 0.30p for every kilogram of clothes collected. The company also run some exciting competitions for schools to participate in so watch this space!
Let's Walk to School!
This November we will be relaunching our scheme that rewards children for not using transport for their entire journey to school. We want to encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school. Those that do will be rewarded with a monthly badge. If you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, you can ‘Park and Stride’ to help your child earn their badge. Simply park at least ten minutes away from the school and walk the rest of the way. Teachers will track how children get to school daily via an online program: https://www.traveltracker.org.uk/en-gb/accounts/classroom-login/. The theme for this year is 'Walk for the World'. Badges will feature wildlife. With COP26 taking place in November, the badges emphasise how wildlife can be protected from climate change via sustainable travel.
If children travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!
The Lockdown Badges - Famous Inventions (Xray, Zebra Crossing, Microchip and the Internet)
More Lockdown Badges (Wonders of World, Colosseum and Petronas Towers)
Page Updated: 14.11.2021.