Eco Schools

Welcome

Welcome to our Eco Page. If you have any ideas how to help make our school more Eco friendly then please contact Miss Duong, Mr Pascoe or our Eco Warriors of Saint Francis.  All of the work we do to look after God’s world is linked to one of our schools seven themes of conservation.

Miss S Duong

Eco Schools Co-ordinator

Our Eco Warriors

Our Eco Mission

What is Eco-Schools?

Eco-Schools is a seven step framework that thousands of schools, nurseries and colleges around the world use to introduce, manage and complete environmental actions in their organisation and local community. Uniquely, the Seven Steps aim to place young people at the heart of these environmental actions. This approach engages, motivates and empowers young people to care for our planet now and throughout their lifetimes. You can read a brief summary of each of the Seven Eco-Schools Steps below, or head to our Early Years, Primary or Secondary & College pathways above for the full criteria, further details, resources and examples.  When a school, nursery or college has worked through each of the Seven Steps, they can then apply for Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation. The Eco-Schools Green Flag is international and recognised by organisations such as UNESCO. It is a symbol of a school’s commitment to environmental education.

Eco Schools Information

Eco-Warriors

Each class will have a democratic vote to vote for two class members to represent their class.

We will have at least one meeting each term to make Holy Cross greener.

Holy Cross follows the ten topics listed on the Eco-Schools website. These ten topics are listed below along with the aims for each topic.

Eco-Schools is part of Keep Britain Tidy. 

Biodiversity 

In this topic, we are:

Maintaining a high level of plant, insect and animal life locally and globally.

Energy

In this topic, we are:

Reducing energy use and investigating greener energy sources.

Global Citizenship

In this topic, we are:

Taking an active role in your community and making our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fair.

Healthy Living 

In this topic, we are:

Addressing your, and our planet’s health. These two issues are intrinsically linked!

Litter 

In this topic, we are:

Reducing litter, which harms wildlife and costs millions to clear every year.

Marine

In this topic, we are:

Protecting and conserving water-based ecosystems.

School Grounds

In this topic, we are:

Improving School Grounds for students, staff, plants, insects and animals.

Transport

In this topic, we are:

Promoting and Encouraging Sustainable Transport.

Water Waste

In this topic, we are:

Refusing, reducing, reusing, repairing, recycling.

St Francis Climate Prayer and Reflection

Prayer Climate St Francis Reflection 

Letter from Pope Francis Our Common Home

Laudato Si Letter From Pope Francis About Our Common Home 

CAFOD Laudato Si Liturgical Prayer

CAFOD Laudato Si’ Liturgical Prayer 

Images from Laudato Si Animation – click on the ‘Laudato Si Care for Our Common Home’ link to watch the video.

Images From Laudato Si’ Animation 

CAFOD Laudato Si Poster

CAFOD Laudato Si Poster 

Laudato Si Colouring In Sheet

Eco Schools Useful Links

Eco-Schools website. Click below for further information:

https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/

Laudato Si Care for Our Common Home. Click on the link below to listen to the letter from Pope Francis from the CAFOD website:

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Laudato-Si-for-children

 

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