Eco-Schools

Parsons Down Partnership have begun their journey towards becoming an Eco-School. Eco-Schools is a global environmental programme with 19.5 million children - across 67 countries - taking part. It is a pupil led programme, run by an Eco-Committee comprised of children, teachers, support staff, governors and parents. There are ten Eco-Schools topics for the Eco-Committee to consider:

Biodiversity

Energy

Global Citizenship

Healthy Living

Litter

Marine

School Grounds

Transport

Waste

Water

In our first year, we will focus on three of these topics. The children in our Eco-Committee will decide which ones they would like to cover and how. It will be their job to take action as well as inform and involve the school community and wider public.

 

To find out more about our progress with Eco-Schools, please read our blog posts towards the bottom of the page.

Our Eco-Committee

Kyra (EYFS - Gazelle Class), Kyla (EYFS - Zebra Class), Alannah (Year 1 - Giraffe Class), Izzy (Year 1 - Zebra Class), Ava (Year 2 - Kingfisher Class), Bethan (Year 2 - Woodpecker Class), Ben (Year 3 - Elk Class), Poppi (Year 3 - Sabre Class), Frank (Year 4 - Owl Class), Lily (Year 4 - Badger Class), Toby (Year 4 - Hedgehog Class), Kai (Year 5 - Jaguar Class), Charlotte (Year 6 - Raccoon Class), Izzy (Year 6 - Eagle Class) and Joe (Year 6 - Wolf Class).

Paperwork

Completed Environmental Review

Completed Action Plan

Bronze Award

Silver Award

Eco-Code

Curriculum Evidence

Year 2 - Science - What Plants Need to Grow: Topic Planning

Year 2 - Science - What Plants Need to Grow: Pupil Work 1

Year 2 - Science - What Plants Need to Grow: Pupil Work 2

Year 3 - Design and Technology - Healthy Living Lesson Plans

Year 5/6 - Geography - Rainforests: Lesson Planning

Year 5/6 - English - Rainforests: Lesson Planning

Year 5/6 - Rainforest Display Board

Year 5/6 - Geography/English - Rainforests: Pupil Work 1

Year 5/6 - Geography/English - Rainforests: Pupil Work 2

Year 5/6 - Geography/English - Rainforests: Pupil Work 3

Year 5/6 - Geography/English - Rainforests: Pupil Work 4

Year 5/6 - Geography/English - Rainforests: Pupil Work 5

Year 5/6 - Geography/English - Rainforests: Pupil Work 6

Informing and Involving

Letter to Parents

School Newsletter - 27th September 2019

School Newsletter - 24th October 2019

School Newsletter - 13th December 2019

School Newsletter - 10th January 2020

Newbury Weekly News Article - January 2020

School Newsletter - 24th January 2020

School Newsletter - 10th February 2020

Big Energy Show Take It Home Sheet

School Newsletter - 28th February 2020

School Newsletter - 12th March 2020

Eco-Schools From Home

Displaying eco posters in windows while on lockdown

School Newsletter - 24th April 2020

Newbury Weekly News Article - May 2020

School Newsletter - 1st May 2020

School Newsletter - 15th May 2020

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Crisp Packet Recycling Graph

PDI First Switch Off Fortnight Audit

PDI Second Switch Off Fortnight Audit

PDJ First Switch Off Fortnight Audit

PDJ Second Switch Off Fortnight Audit

Charlotte and Lily's Assembly update - Switch Off Fortnight Evaluation

Water Warrior Day - quotes from pupils

Water Warrior Day Review - information gathered from questionnaires

Water Aid thank you letter

Evaluation Questionnaire - sent to Eco-Committee members

Questionnaire Response - Alannah

Questionnaire Response - Ava

Questionnaire Response - Bethan

Questionnaire Response - Frank

Energy Questionnaire - Lily

Waste Questionnaire - Lily

Water Questionnaire  - Lily 

Questionnaire Response - Toby

Meeting Minutes

3rd October 2019

10th October 2019

15th October 2019

11th November 2019

28th November 2019

9th January 2020

6th February 2020

Take a look at our Eco-Schools From Home page to see what the children have been doing during lockdown.

 

Please let us know if you would like to help or contribute in any way to our work on Eco-Schools. If you have any suggestions that you would like to share, please contact our Eco-Coordinator directly: EcoCoordinator@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk.

Eco-Blog

Parsons Down Infant School

Paynesdown Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3TE

 

Tel: 01635 862475

Email: office.pdi@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk

Parsons Down Junior School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR

 

Tel: 01635 866700

Email: office.pdj@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk