| We have the Eco School Silver Award and were recently awarded the Green Flag Award!
The children help us to look after the environment by: saving energy, litter picking, recycling, composting, growing fruit and vegetables and looking after garden wildlife.
Parents/carers – please join our working party which meets once a month to help us look after the environment at Pembury and the community.
What is Eco -School?
Eco-School is an international award programme which will help us become an environmentally friendly and greener school.
- We are teaching children how to look after the precious planet we live on.
- We are reducing waste
- We are saving money and becoming more sustainable
Benefits of joining Eco-Schools include:
Eco-School is managed in England by the environmental charity ‘Keep Britain Tidy’, which is the anti-litter campaign for England. Eco-School is run in 53 countries around the world, linking more than 40,000 schools – from the UK to France and from Morocco to South Africa.
Sustainable Travel Award
We have the Sustainable Travel Silver Award and are now working towards achieving the Gold Award. At Pembury, we are helping to reduce the number of cars traveling to and from schools. We encourage children and parents to walk, cycle and scoot to nursery.
We now have ‘scooter parking’ spaces at both nursery sites, making it easier for parents and children to travel to and from nursery without using a car.
The children learn about road safety as they play with the bikes outdoors, or go on local walks e.g. to the shops, library or park. We go on local ‘Welly Walks’ each term - please look out for the dates and come along.