At South Bersted CE Primary School the aim of our children’s Eco Committee is to encourage everyone within the school community to become environmentally aware. We are always on the lookout for ways of making sure that our school is eco-friendly. We hold half-termly meetings where we discuss projects for the coming months, such as recycling, litter picking, as well as planting areas in the school grounds and ensuring we all make good use of the wildlife area at the end of the school field.
In June 2023, we were delighted to receive our renewed Green Flag Award. The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.
The Eco Committee held a whole school assembly to teach their peers more about the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Bognor Regis In Bloom Award
We were delighted to be awarded Gold at the Bognor Regis in Bloom 2021 awards. Our prize was awarded in the ‘best vegetable plot in a school’ category. We were thrilled to be able to attend the awards ceremony and collect our prize.
Pupils across Key Stage 2 have been working hard this year to grow tomato and sunflower plants from seed. The children then held a plant sale, raising over £50 to spend on gardening projects. Pupils have also been using some of the produce they have grown to prepare salads for their peers to try.
Tesco Community Grant
We were so pleased to be awarded a Tesco community Grant which we used to purchase new raised planters to improve our vegetable plot. These have now been installed and pupils have been busy plating an array of fruit and vegetables.