Blackpool Eco School
We are passionate about educating our children about the importance of environmental protection as part of the curriculum offered at Blackpool.
We are very proud to have been awarded a Green Flag fromThe Eco-Schools programme for our achievements in our environmental work.
We are focused on empowering our young people to lead environmental education and action in their school, local community and beyond.
There are multiple reasons we have decided to embark on the journey to Eco-Schools Green Flag. Firstly, our planet (and all life on it) is already beginning to feel the catastrophic effects of climate change, plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and a myriad of other environmental challenges. We want our pupils to be aware of the challenges our planet faces, and will continue to face throughout their lifetimes. We don’t want them to avoid or shy away from these challenges: we want to engage them in conversations about this, and we want to provide them with the skills needed to tackle these challenges directly. Our hope is that by doing this we will empower our pupils with the passion and skills to protect our planet now and throughout their lifetimes, including as they grow to become leaders, decision-makers and educators themselves. Alongside benefitting our planet, we also hope it will benefit our pupils - independent research has found that pupil participation in the Eco-Schools programme leads to; increased confidence, development of leadership skills, improved behaviour and greater motivation at school. It will help our school by consuming less water, using less energy and producing less waste, which creates financial savings for schools which can then be spent on important educational resources.
Our dedicated Eco-Warriors Committee, who represent our school community have carried out an environmental audit, created an action plan and carried out projects to help us achieve our Green Flag.