Contact

Kingsmoor Academy, Ployters Road, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7PS

T: 01279 306136

E: office@KingsmoorAcademy.attrust.org.uk

Search

Kingmoor Academy Eco Warriors

A great big thank you to all the Eco Warrior applications that we received this year. It’s great to know that our children have high values and care about the environment around us. The children have risen to the challenge of representing Kingsmoor Academy as the face of our valued eco-code.

We have an Eco Warrior team which comprises of two representatives elected from each class in Years 2 – 6. The team meets every half term to discuss current issues around the 9 elements and how they may be addressed in school.

Every new project undertaken at school takes environmental consequences into consideration as we try to minimize the impact on our environment.

The Eco-Warriors at Kingsmoor Academy have been very busy since we started back in September. We have set up a recycling station in every classroom and office throughout the school. The Year 5 and 6 Eco-Warriors are responsible for making sure each recycling station is emptied at least twice a week.

We also took part in the ‘Great Harlow Spring Clean’. We got into small teams and collected all of the litter from our school and the surrounding area. We couldn’t believe how much litter there actually was. In just a few hours we collected seven bin bags of rubbish!

Finally, our busy Eco-Warriors worked with the Woodland Trust to help plant 95 new trees in our outdoor area. We had to dig and weed the ground, plant the sapling and then protect it using canes and tree guards. Hopefully in a few years these trees will grow nice and big and we will get to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Green Tree Schools Award

During the last academic year, we were awarded with the Green Tree School Award by The Woodland Trust. More information can be found here:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/schools/green-tree-school-award/

Green Flag Schools Award

This academic year, Kingsmoor Academy’s Eco Warriors are working towards achieving the Green Flag Award for our school. In order to achieve this we will need to address the following nine elements throughout the school:

  • Energy
  • Litter
  • School grounds
  • Waste minimisation
  • Global perspectives
  • Biodiversity
  • Water
  • Healthy living
  • Transport

To find out more about the Green Flag Award, go to: –

http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/