We aim to make the school environment at The Forest Academy a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place.
Our three main aims are:
1) To become a healthier school that makes healthier food choices.
2) To use outdoor spaces responsibly and make use of outdoor planters.
3) To increase the amount of recycling that we do in school.
The benefits of our project are as follows:
1) To achieve a cleaner school and surrounding school environment.
2) Saving the planet by recycling responsibly.
3) Encourage the healthy lifestyles of children in the school and local community.
Great news - we have been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation with merit!
Pupils at The Forest Academy have earned an international accreditation this academic year, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Pupils at The Forest Academy collaborated with Eco-Schools to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the pupils planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
This is in recognition of the hard work of our Eco-Committee and the work they are doing to improve our school grounds.