CKIS are proud to be an Eco School!
We achieved our first Green Flag in March 2008 and are very proud of our environmentally friendly and sustainable school. However, we are always striving to look at ways to make our school community even more environmentally friendly.
We participate in the Eco Schools programme which provides ideal means for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects. The primary aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world.
We enjoy working on the ten Eco Schools topics; Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, Global Perspectives, Healthy Living, Litter, Waste, Water, Transport and Outdoor Learning. Each year we choose 5 focus topics, identified by undertaking an Environmental Review and create an Action Plan to show how we will develop our selected areas within school.
Our focus topics in our Action Plan this year will be:-
The Eco Committee/Warriors will organise the following activities: -
- Switch Off Fortnight
- Eco Bring and Buy Book Sale
- Litter Picking
They will continue to take part in the weekly 'eco responsibilities' of the golden boot count, light patrol and recycling.
'Switch Off Fortnight'
Every year we take part in 'Switch Off Fortnight'
Our school Eco council monitor the use of electricity in the school during the fortnight. We are very excited about having solar panels placed on our roof area this year and look forward to being able to monitor our electricity regularly once they are installed!
More information on this event can be found here: The Pod | Switch Off Fortnight 2023 (jointhepod.org)