Over the years our Eco activities have become increasingly broader, now involving many of our staff on a daily basis, encompassing School Grounds Development, reuse, reduce, recycle campaigns, a school allotment, Forest Schools and Climate Change education.
Through our topics, Climate Change teaching and ‘hot geography’ news, we aim to develop in our children increasing global awareness, so that they not only learn to care for their local environment, but also their World.
In order to give an extra focus to our work, at the same time raising awareness of our activities beyond the school, we have entered, become finalists and won a number of ‘Sustainable School/Eco Aware’ competitions over the years. We have twice won Sustainable School Award at the Evening Chronicle/ Environment Agency Environment Awards and Journal/Northumbria Water School Awards, Healthy School Awards, Inspirational Teacher Award (Mrs Baker), Altogether Greener Climate Change Award, Durham County Council’s Environment Award and have twice achieved regional ‘School of the Year’ Awards for our attempts to develop our pupils’ ability to care for themselves and their environment.
Most recently at the 2015 Northern Echo School Awards we were delighted to be finalists in the ‘Go Green’ and Healthy School categories, winning the ‘Care and Conservation Award’ outright.
We see our school as a beacon of good practise in the community. Many of our children become enthusiastic eco warriors, spreading their knowledge and exercising their eco conscience far beyond the perimeters of the school grounds. We hope the ‘Edmondsley experience’ will prepare our children to become informed, pro-active, global citizens of the future.