Environmental Education in Stanah School.
At Stanah we are proud to embed Environmental Education into our curriculum. As a school we will be moving forward with current affairs and transitioning from an Eco school to an Environmental Education focus, within all areas of school life.
Environmental Education connects children with the world around them, teaching them about both natural and built environments. EE raises awareness of issues impacting the environment upon which we all depend, as well as actions we can take to improve and sustain it.
Whether we bring nature into the classroom, take children outside to learn or find impromptu teachable moments, EE has many benefits for our teachers, children and local community such as:
Opportunities for experiential learning outside of the classroom enabling children to make connections and apply their learning to the real world.
Children are encouraged to research and investigate how any why changes happen and make their own decisions about environmental issues.
Children work outside and are active which promotes a sense of place and connection through community involvement. Children will have a clearer awareness of environmental issues impacting on their neighbourhood.
Stanah promotes active learning, citizenship and child led leadership, we empower our children to share their voice and make a difference in school and our local community.
In the near future, Stanah will be looking to generate a sub-committee that consists of children, staff, parents and members of the local community – notifications will be sent out via Class Dojo.
Eco Schools Bronze Award
Stanah Primary have been commended for their environmental friendliness and how the school reduce waste by following the Eco Schools programme. The award recognised how we teach Eco lessons as part of our rich curriculum and implement strategies to encourage the children to reduce out carbon footprint.
As a result of the children’s hard work and thoughtfulness, we have achieved the Eco Schools Bronze Award! Well done team Stanah and the Eco Committee!
Our next target will be to achieve the silver Eco award.
Stanah School Eco Code: The Eco committee have worked together to create an Eco code for all to embrace and act upon. This will be displayed on our Eco Schools board based in the KS2 hall. Here you will also be able to keep up to date with upcoming events, have a read of our ‘Procurement Policy’ and give suggestions to aid our journey towards the Silver Eco Schools award.
At Stanah we keep it green,
We are all environmentally keen.
Reducing waste is the thing to do,
Walking to school is good for you!
Reduce, re-use, recycle your refuse,
It’s time for us to choose.
Time is running out,
Let’s not mess about.
Reduce re-use recycle!
Educate yourself – How electricity travels to your home. link above – not sure how to create a live link on website.
The Pod website has lots of useful links to be Eco aware. Play these games and educate your family too.
https://jointhepod.org/teachers/games/power-patrol# Play switch off game.
Our next project…
Please encourage your child/children to take part too!