Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. Biodiversity is the fifth theme of the Green-Schools programme.
I am on our local school’s green school committee (Eco-schools) and we have started working toward the school’s biodiversity green flag. I love working with the children they are so enthusiastic and full of ideas.
One of our first tasks as a committee was to map our school grounds. The school is situated in a small village so is lucky to be surrounded by green fields, and hedgerows. There is even a stream just over the school fence.
A couple of weeks ago we spent the afternoon making bird and bat boxes with 1st and 2nd class. My husband had a busy week cutting out the wood and drilling holes so that all the kids had to do on the day was assemble the boxes and hammer them together. It was noisy but the kids had great fun and no one hammered their fingers! The boxes will be placed in the school grounds to encourage birds and bats to use it more.
Last Friday we are started an after school’s gardening club. I hope to keep everyone up to date with our progress here.