Redlands began its Eco Journey in 2006 with the planting of a few carrots in a small tub. From this small seed we started looking at other ways in which Redlands could improve how we teach about living sustainably which has grown into today’s achievements. Eco stands for Ecology which is the study of all living things.
After a decade of hard work; achieving Green Flag status for ten consecutive years, moving firstly through bronze, silver and finally the gold award, we can now proudly say that we hold the internationally recognised award of a Green Flag School with permanent status!
Here at Redlands we cover the 9 doorways of Eco. These are: Energy, Water, Litter, Waste (known as the 4 R’s – Recycle, Reuse, Reduce and Repair), Travel and Transport, Healthy Living, Biodiversity and Global. Each of these areas in turn covers a wide range of subjects. At Redlands we cover all of the doorways all of the time during lessons and in the many activities that our Eco Team carry out through each week.
We have achieved many awards and won a large number of competitions over the past few years. We are now focusing on taking our Eco message out into the local community more. We have taken part in many local events - planting trees, helping to keep our area litter free, radio adverts and information leaflets as well as international events like Earth Hour, environmental days and paper free days along with raising money for third world countries. Our Eco Journey, once led by school staff, is now at a stage where it is led by our pupils who meet during their lunch break and are now overseen by Mrs. Gosling. We are very proud of our Eco achievements and always have a number of projects on the go covering all of the 9 doorways of Eco.
The Eco Team
Year 6: Head Warrior, Deputy Head Warrior
21 Monitors: energy monitors, water monitors, worm monitors, recycle rangers, PPP, Head Gardener, Fruit Monitors.
KS2: 12 monitors; fruit, doors, energy,
KS1: 12 fruit monitors