Roehampton CE Primary School

Roehampton CE Primary School

The Roehampton CE Primary Reuse Sale which was held on the schools Green Day.

Roehampton CE Primary School, Wandsworth

During the waste audit that we usually carry out to assess the state of the school, it was clear that the school was very committed to reducing waste and improving recycling, but they felt there was room for improvement. So the Eco Coordinator put a team of various members of staff together and we wrote up an Environmental Education Policy and an action plan to be implemented throughout the year. The policy reflects the school’s belief that everyone should:

Learn to respect our planet and should have an understanding and awareness of the effects (both local and global) which our actions have on the natural world. We [Roehampton CE] believe that we all have a role to play and that environmental education is key to build the necessary skills for the future generations.

As part of the action plan we delivered workshops and helped the school with an Eco Day. Teachers also received a ‘teaching and learning pack’ with many activity ideas which they can use to teach about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. And, since ‘waste’ is one of the topics you need to cover to achieve the Green Flag award with Eco-Schools, Roehampton CE is hoping to receive this award next year.

For more information or to take part in our free Recycle Western Riverside Schools Programmes please email education@westernriverside.org.uk or phone 020 7549 0324.

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