News from the School

Best Sustainable School Winners 2014!

Miss Halliday with the winning students
Miss Halliday with some of the winning students.

We are excited to reveal that we’ve won the Best Sustainable school Award!

The Eco/Gardening club entered the Journal and Gazette newspaper School awards July 2014 and were shortlisted into the top 3 Best Sustainable school Award.

Miss Halliday took Poppy Smith, Shane Spoors, Tyrese Giblin and Lauren Green pupils from Year 4 and Eco/Gardening club members to the award ceremony at Ramside Hall. The children took part in golfing activities and had a mini-beast experience before the award ceremony.

As part of our Sustainable school entry we made a book all about RAPS Sustainability projects both new and ongoing within our school. We also made a ‘News report’ video showcasing our fantastic provision for an Eco friendly learning environment.

As a school we have ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ at the heart of our philosophy for moving forward. We have embedded the sustainable curriculum into our lessons and over time have developed fantastic provision for children to develop their knowledge of maintaining and developing a sustainable school.

Our Friendship garden includes developing a bee environment by planting lavender to encourage bees to use the school grounds to collect pollen. Our wildlife garden continues to grow with the building of a second bug hotel and planting of more wild plants. We have developed a new allotment plot over the last two years and are very successfully growing a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Thank you to the Journal and Gazette newspaper for recognising the staff and children’s sustained efforts in this important subject.