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Eco School

We really care about the world around us and are always trying to think of what we can do to care for our environment, not just locally, but globally. We are working hard to earn our Green Flag. 

Keep up to date with everything the Eco Schools team are up to through our twitter account: 

 

   https://twitter.com/ecoDHPS

Spring Term Eco Newsletter

The Big Pedal

 

We had great fun taking part in the Big Pedal. Everyone tried to make as many human powered journeys to school as they could. We all had a 'Fancy Feet Whirly Wheels' parade to show off our decorated bikes, scooters and shoes!

 

The Great Big School Clean March 2019

 

Eco Council members from all year groups took part in litter picks around our school site this week. We found a disappointing amount of litter but we have big lans to do something about it! Watch out for more bin, posters and regular monthly litter picks. 

 

 

  

 

Environmental Review 2019

 

The Eco Schools team have been busy reviewing our Eco Credentials. We have saved brilliantly on energy and water with our new school building! Our Eco Council shared our three priority areas with the rest of the school in assemblies this week, they are:

 

Waste and Recycling

Transport

School Grounds

 

Transport

 

We’ve linked up with the team at Modeshift Stars to help our school take action on transport. Supported by the Department for Transport, STARS is the National School Travel Awards scheme that recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel improving the health and well-being of children and young people.  

 

We have produced a useful guide to encourage parents and children to be active and healthy and look after the environment.  This guide promotes a 5 minute walking zone around Darras Hall Primary School.  We would like to encourage all families to support this initiative.  An active journey includes walking, scooting, cycling, and even park and stride if you are able to park a little distance away from school and walk the remainder of your journey.

 

For those of you that live out of the Darras Hall catchment area, please see the link for local buses.  Hard copies of local bus timetables are available from the school entrance.