Richard Avenue Primary School is a sustainable school with ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ at the heart of it’s philosophy for moving forward.
We have embedded the sustainable curriculum into our lessons throughout the school and over time have developed fantastic provision for our children to develop their knowledge of maintaining and developing further our sustainable school.
We follow the Eco Schools sustainable curriculum and recently received our third Green Flag Award.
The school does a number of things to ensure this. We have a number of water butts placed around to collect rain water in order to use on our allotment.
Our other ongoing projects include:
- Develop a bee friendly environment in the Friendship Garden, planting lavender to encourage bees to use our school grounds to collect pollen.
- Continuing to develop our Wildlife Garden to encourage wildlife to flourish by building a second Bug hotel and by planting more wildlife plants.
- Grow a variety of fruit and vegetables in our newly developed allotment in order for our children to gain an understanding of living in a self sufficient way.
- Focus on recycling and discuss how to reduce and re-use waste paper in our school to raise awareness of this issue.
- Becoming global citizens by being examples ourselves of how to act in a responsible, sustainable manner.
- Learning how to walk safely around roads, giving pupils the option to walk to school while explaining to them the advantage of doing so on an environmental level