Whitehouse Common is an Eco School. We follow the Eco Schools’ programme to give our pupils a wider understanding of the world and the environment we all share. Eco Schools is an international organisation operating in over 50 countries, encouraging and educating children to be environmentally aware. In the UK, Eco Schools is overseen by the Keep Britain Tidy organisation.
There are nine topics that form the structure of the programme: Energy; Litter; Water; Waste; Healthy Living; School Grounds; Transport; Biodiversity; Global Perspective.
We have been following the Eco Schools programme since 2009, gaining our Bronze and Silver award, culminating in being awarded Green Flag Status in 2012. In July 2014 we successfully renewed our Green Flag Award. The school continues to develop its Eco work, spearheaded by the Eco Team. We hope you find our page interesting.
Created on Thursday, 21 March 2013 14:10
All through the medal for pedals and Big Pedal the Bike it Crew continue their work on counting the bikes and scooters on site. This data is submitted online to the Sustrans Survey, giving Rachel Vann, our Bike It Officer valuable information . We regularly have over 100 scooters and 20 bikes on site which is a fabulous achievement to everyone who walks passed their cars in the mornings and cycle or scoot to school. Well done everyone and well done the Bike It Crew here with Rachel!!
Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:24
Isobel and Olivia have worked very hard making key rings, bookmarks, coasters, badges and much more to sell in order to raise funds for Greenpeace who are fighting to stop the commencement of drilling by oil companies in the Arctic. Each day they ran a stall at break time in each Hall.
In addition they ran a guess the name of the polar bear competition. Congratulations to Georgia in Yr2 who correctly guessed Misty. Isobel and Olivia presented Misty to Georgia in assembly. The result of all this effort is that they raised over £50 to support Greenpeace in their campaign against drilling in the Arctic.
Great News, Shell has just announced it's giving up on plans to drill for oil in the Arctic for 2013!
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RG have been consistently efficient in their energy saving efforts. To recognise this Mr Horne has awarded RG with Snowy our energy saver poalar bear mascott.
Here the Eco Team are presenting RG with their well deserved prize!
Created on Friday, 15 February 2013 11:11
A little bird told me that I had a doppelganger for Green Day so I couldn't resist meeting up and having a photo taken.
So this is Mrs Hawksworth and her Mini Me enjoying Green Day!!
Created on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:07
The Big Pedal is back. 28 Feb to 20 March 2013. Get ready for the UK'S biggest school cycling event of the year.
How it works
Pupils, teachers,and parents cycle or scoot to school to complete each of the Big Pedal stages. The more people that cycle or scoot the faster our school finishes each stage.
Our Eco Team members will be collecting the numbers from each class each day, and our Bike It Crew together with Mrs Hawksworth will be submitting the numbers to the Big Pedal website . We will keep track of where we are in the race.
The Golden Pedal
During the 3 weeks of the Big Pedal, the Bike It officers will be making random visits to leave a golden pedal on a bike or scooter in KS1 and KS2. Lucky recipents of a golden pedal should bring it to Mrs Hawksworth who will present them with a Bike It teddy.
Medals for Pedals
This scheme will finish at the same time as the Big Pedal on 20 March 2013, so get peddling and scooting to win your medals!
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At our last meeting we started the process of our annual Environmental Review, starting with Energy and Litter as our first topics.
The minutes of the meeting were taken and written up By Charlie Yr5. Well done Charlie, his own designed logo is very impressive and one we may look to officially adopt!