We have been awarded the eco-award!!!

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet! For over 25 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness.  

????At Pentland Infant and Nursery school, we are passionate?about?our school, our community, our local environment and our planet. This international programme?is?designed to empower our pupils, raise environmental awareness, and improve the school environment and community.??The Eco- Schools?is?led by our pupils?about?concerns that are important to them. Pupils carry out reviews, create action plans, hold meetings where they plan and carry out eco-projects. It?is?something our pupils remember for life. 

???????Children?at Pentland are encouraged to take their learning outside as often as possible. Our school grounds include many features which provides the?children?with unique experiences such as a woodland, fantastic for seeing and observing our local biodiversity. We have a large field part of which are used to grow fruit trees such as cherry, apple and pear. There?is?space for?children?to be creative and create large structures using recycled materials. This?is?supported by the staff at Pentland who have all been professionally trained to teach the national curriculum in the outdoors which provides the?children?with a practical and enjoyable experience of their environment. This also supports our?children?in achieving the Eco-school goals as the ethos?is?embedded within the wider school. 

We will be sharing all the wonderful work we are doing on this page so please come back for all the latest on Pentlands Eco-School. We hope you are as excited as we are! 


What Eco-Schools had to say:

  • It's wonderful that you have appointed such a representative Eco-Committee, this shows your school’s excellent commitment to both the programme and the eco-cause. We love your democratic and fair approach to appointing Eco-Committee members. It’s great to see that other pupils played a part in the process.
  • It was wonderful to see how completing your Environmental Review helped to raise the level of awareness in your school and helped your Eco-Committee to identify the issues and spot gaps in your school's existing environmental activity. But equally important is that it helped you to recognise the great work that you were already doing. This helps to keep up the good activity whilst making you feel empowered to do different things. We love this!
  • We love the range of activities that you and your Eco-Committee planned for delivery. The fact that they cover both indoor (a Fair-Trade Fortnight, donating old furniture, selling old library books and collecting food and toiletries for a foodbank/shelter) and outdoor (a WOW-Walk to School programme, road safety training and composting food waste for your allotment) activities is excellent. Wow, what an impressive list!
  • We’re really impressed at how you’ve linked environmental issues to a variety of curriculum areas. We loved seeing the excellent examples of your Scheme of Work and the photos of pupil’s work and posters. This is a great example of layering in sustainability and climate change into your studies. We loved reading about how you had incorporated learning about global issues not only into the Geography and Science Curriculum (most common ones) in your school, but also into other areas such as English, PSHE and even RE. Great work!
  • We also loved your ‘gaming heroine’ ‘Masters of Infinity’ achievement certificate!
  • We love that your pupils have taken their great work beyond the school gates and into their local community with your letter writing campaign to have Pentland Road declared a one-way street, which we hear got a local Councillor and your MP involved as well as local road safety officers – outstanding work!



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