Great Missenden are proud to have been a Green Flag Eco-School for more than 5 years. Last term our ECO warrior team carried out an Environmental Review to inform an action plan to work towards renewing our Green Flag this summer.
Having been awarded a Silver Star National Travel Award for our Travel Plan last year, we are also continuing our efforts to support and promote cycling, walking and other sustainable methods of travel. As well as Walk to School week last term and carrying out surveys to monitor and promote shifting away from cars as far as possible, this term 24 Year 5 children will be taking part in a Level 2 Bikeability training programme, to support safe cycling on roads.
The new Eco Club had its first meeting on January 15th, where Mrs May explained the Eco Warriors' developing Action Plan and how the Eco Club might be able to help achieve its aims. The Eco Club members had lots of ideas about things they would like to do, which we discussed while 'up-cycling' some tin cans into pencil or plant pots. Pippa also presented us with a fabulous poster, encouraging people to recycle.
We were also delighted to receive 20 brand new litter pickers, kindly donated to the school by Mr Shaw. Both the Eco Club and Eco Warriors will be out litter-picking soon!