St John’s are green!
Why Green Flag?
St. John’s school received its fourth Eco School Green Flag Award in March 2016. The Green Flag itself flies proudly above the school and is a reflection of what we value as a school.
We aim to develop in our pupils an awareness of looking after the environment and this begins in the Nursery, where the children have compost bins for their fruit peel. This is developed throughout the school in the curriculum – with each class studying an environmental theme such as the 3 R’s (Recycle, Reuse Reduce), Climate Change, Water etc.
The Green ethos is also developed through the great work of the Green Team. We have a Green Committee and a Green Action team, who work together to organise events for the whole school. This has included Recycling and Upcycling Fashion Shows, Power Down awareness events, Walk to School events, Planting ….. and many, many more exciting events and activities!
Eco Schools Assessment
We are delighted that we have passed the Eco Schools Assessment (May 2020) and we have been awarded our 6th Green Flag.
Please have a look at this: Green Flag
Some of the families have taken part in some wonderful creative workshops – inspired by the environment, during lockdown.
The school was awarded with a STAR Award for the work it does in cycling, scootering and walking to school. This was awarded at a Travel Awards ceremony – the school has also achieved Silver Status in the Travel Plan Awards.
As part of the plastic campaign, children have designed fabric bags to be used by their families – instead of plastic bags!
Waste Busters – recycling of old clothes etc.
Here are the Green Team who recently visited Walworth City Farm
Here are the children who received their Level 2 cycling award recently.
Here are the JRSO’s at the Junior Road Safety Officers Conference.
There is a link here to the website of Sacred Heart School in Liverpool. The school Council visited St. John’s School in 2012 and we have since kept in touch, running a joint school project during Big Switch Off Week together.
Below you will find a series of images relating to some of the many green efforts our school takes part in. These efforts include sustainable travel plans, planting and harvesting our own produce, and road safety, specifically cycling.
The Rainforest Cafe
The Green Team were chosen to launch the ‘I love Amazon’ competition at The Rainforest Cafe. They met and interviewed Charlotte Hawkins – a Sky News presenter!
The Green Team went to Borough Market for a special planting workshop with Blue Peter Gardener Chris Collins.
WWF UEFA Football Event
The children from St. John’s were given an exclusive invite to take part in the UEFA Football Event 2013 (Stratford) by the WWF.
Here are some photos of the pupils playing in their WWF t-shirts and taking part in a training session with Graeme Le Saux (ex-England and Chelsea footballer)
The Riot Act
KS2 children attended a workshop in the school hall to learn about sustainable travel
Photographs of The Green Team Planting
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Photographs of other Green Events