Eco Schools Green Flag

Oriel High School now holds the Eco Schools Green Flag!

The Eco Group at Oriel have been working really hard to complete their application to become an Eco School. Being an Eco School is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of young people. It demonstrates that their hard work is appreciated and it provides them with the confidence and motivation to continue actively engaging with environmental issues now and throughout their lifetimes. The group have begun to tackle this by looking at environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity, litter and plastic pollution. They completed a whole school audit on what we are doing well to reduce our foot print on this earth and raised the profile of the work they have been doing by producing posters to display around school, brighten up our school garden with vibrant art work and continuing to encourage others to save water by using reusable water bottles and to recycle their litter and crisp packets around school. We received some great feedback from the Eco Schools team which demonstrates the hard work the group have shown.

“This shows you have a confident Eco-Committee dedicated to maximising their impacts. We like how active your Eco-Committee was in communicating their Eco-Schools activity school-wide, including assemblies, communicating with the SLT, using your Eco-Board, posting on social media and the use of the mentor board. Your Eco-board especially is incredibly visual and engaging and promotes your work in a very attractive way. This is really strong informing and involving and shows how valued and embedded the Eco-Schools programme is in your school.” Eco Schools Team

The groups work does not stop there. Over the coming weeks the group aim to deliver assemblies to share their ideas outlined in their action plan as well as creating flower beds around the school grounds to add a pop of colour and encourage further wildlife into area. We will also be leading a community litter pick and heading out into the Oriel Garden to plant some seasonal veg!