Congratulations from the Speaker of the House of Commons
Our School Council is delighted to have received a letter and certificate from Mr John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, congratulating them on their eco project work. Well done everyone!
As one of their ideas to brighten up the exterior of the school the School Council invited everyone to fill an 'unusual planter' with plants that could be placed along the walk-way into the school for everyone to see and enjoy.
They had a wonderful response with children and parents using wellies, olive oil containers, safety helmets and a doll's head, to name but a few, as planters.
A big thank you to everyone who by taking part has helped to add colour to the school.
At Aveton Gifford C. of E. (V.C.) Primary School, we are working towards becoming an 'Eco-School'.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that makes us aware of our environment and ways of improving and looking after it.
Our School Council are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they have helped carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of our school. Through consultation with the rest of the school the pupils have decided which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it.
We are currently following a seven-step process to address a variety of environmental themes, ranging from litter and waste to healthy living and biodiversity.
Thanks to the hard work of our school council, we have already achieved the Bronze and Silver Award; we are now working towards gaining the prestigious Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.
In addition to our Eco programme, the School Council are also looking at ways in which to improve our swimming pool area and have been instrumental in helping design the new playground markings.