5th February 2020 — Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 countries, making it the largest schools programme in the world. For more than 20 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve both their environmental awareness and school environment. The Eco-Schools movement awards bronze, silver and gold awards (and the prestigious Green Flag) to schools based on a seven-step process, observing a strict set of criteria. Green Flag renewals must then be formally applied for every two years, with new initiatives clearly outlined and supported.
Over the past years, pupils at Dumpton have undertaken a huge range of projects, including forming their own Eco-Committee, Tree planting, Paper Police, Switch-Off Fortnight, Fairtrade Week, Bee-keeping, Biodiesel production and all the wonderful growing projects on the allotments. Thanks to all this hard work under the watchful eye of Mrs Cox, a recent inspection from the Eco-Schools team has seen Dumpton awarded its fourth consecutive Green Flag – an amazing achievement, of which the school is rightly proud.