Parsons Down have now been awarded their Green Flag, making them an official 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:



Global Citizenship

Healthy Living



School Grounds




In our first year, we had to focus on 3 topics and we chose Energy, Waste and Water. 


To find out more about our eco achievements, please read our blog posts towards the bottom of the page.

Our Eco-Committee 2019-20

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).


Completed Environmental Review

Completed Action Plan - updated

Bronze Award

Silver Award


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

Eco-Committee Assembly Update - December 2019

School Newsletter - 13th December 2019

School Newsletter - 10th January 2020

Newbury Weekly News Article - January 2020

Switch Off Fortnight Assembly Launch

School Newsletter - 24th January 2020

School Newsletter - 10th February 2020

Big Energy Show Take It Home Sheet - newsletter attachment

Save Energy At Home Fact Sheet -newsletter attachment

Energy Saving Mission Take Home Sheet - given to Eco-Committee members

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

School Newsletter - 12th June 2020

Ideas for Informing and Involving


Monitoring and Evaluation

Crisp and pen recycling boxes in each class

Crisp packet recycling bins in each hall

Recycling monitors for crisp packets

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

Switch Off Fortnight Certificate

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

Light switch notices

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

Evaluation of Action Plan

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 Eco-Schools work. If you have any suggestions that you would like to share, please contact our Eco-Coordinator directly:


Parsons Down Infant School

Paynesdown Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3TE


Tel: 01635 862475


Parsons Down Junior School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR


Tel: 01635 866700


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