Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Eco Schools


We are working towards our Bronze Eco Schools Award.  We are developing an action plan and an Eco Code.


Our Eco-Schools journey

The Eco-Schools programme has a simple framework which provides the tools to promote and develop sustainability throughout the school.


The Eco-Schools framework consists of seven elements
1. Eco-Committee
2. Environmental Review
3. Action Plan
4. Involving the whole school and wider community
5. Linking to the curriculum
6. Monitoring and evaluation
7. Eco-Code

There are nine topics to choose from and energy is now a compulsory topic.  The Eco Force team have chosen to focus on Energy, School Grounds and Waste.


Nine topics
1. Energy
2. Water
3. Biodiversity
4. School grounds
5. Healthy living
6. Transport
7. Litter
8. Waste
9. Global citizenship

December 2020

Year 2 Speeches

Year 2 have been reading "10 Things I can do to help my world'' alongside other Eco books, thinking about how we can care for our planet. They too have recorded their own news reports, imploring the public to change their ways!

Year 5 Speeches

Children in Year 5 have written their own persuasive speeches during Autumn 2.

After hearing speeches by Greta Thunberg, pupils were inspired to write their own speeches about injustice issues close to their heart. The children researched around their topics to include relevant case studies, facts and statistics. They have also worked hard to think about the purpose and features of persuasive writing, to connect with their audience. Year 5 also attended the virtual summit on Climate change by Greenpeace around 'Nature, Oceans and Water' and have looked at David Attenborough's Blue Planet. Their written speeches to the public urge them to take better care of our oceans and marine life.


Some of our pupils have recorded their speeches as news reports! You can watch them here!


*Please note there are more to come!

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