Eco Schools

We are registered as an Eco-School and have gained our Silver Award. Read our Eco-Code , which the children wrote themselves.

Water butts are used to water the
plants in the greenhouse .

Growing native wild flowers

What are Eco-Schools?

The Government wants every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Children are the driving force behind Eco-Schools - they lead the eco-committee and help carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of their school. Through consultation with the rest of the school and the wider community it is the pupils that decide which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it.

Plants in the greenhouse have included strawberries, tomatoes, citrus fruits and, artichokes and a grapevine.

A European vegetable plot has been used to grow a wide variety of vegetables, including lettuce, beetroot, courgettes, peas and onions.

Schools work towards gaining one of three awards - Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. Bronze and Silver are both self accredited and Green Flag is externally assessed by ENCAMS.

We grew shitake and oyster
mushrooms, using oak logs.
Much patience was needed
because the mushrooms were
very slow growing!

The School Council suggested that we have a barn owl box, to help increase the local population of barn owls. We were very fortunate to have a box donated and erected for us and we are still waiting to see if a barn owl will take up residence!

This display promotes activities to help the environment. Two members of the School Council helped design them and the display is aimed at all the pupils.



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Contact the School

Duddon St Peter's Primary School

Tarporley Rd

Head teacher:
Paul Hudson B. Ed., NPQH

Main Contact: Julie Novak

Tel: 01829 781366
Fax: 01829 781140