Sustainable Schools

Sustainable Schools Forum

Page last updated at 15 November 2016 at 16:25

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Eastleigh Borough held its first Sustainable Schools Forum in Thursday 14 July kindly hosted by Wildern School.

10 schools attended with each school bringing a small group of teachers and pupils to come together to meet, inspire, discuss, share, support, create and plan.

They learnt about the many other schools out there doing great things and the help available from outside organisations. Eco-Schools featured with an explaination of what it is and how schools can engage.

They were inspired to take back these great ideas to their own school.

 

 

 

IMG_20160714_103635IMG_20160714_101523The Mayor of Eastleigh Borough, Cllr Des Scott welcomed everyone to the event and started by showing everyone the commemorative mayoral chain created from of recycled metals.

 

 

 

 

 

We were supported by Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust, Kool Skools, Recycle 4 EBC, Southern Water and Sustrans who presented workshops for the pupils with activities that they could easily take back to their schools.

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IMG_20160714_144225Wildern School is the first school in the Borough to gain the top Green Flag Eco-Schools award and only a few weeks before the forum, they successfully retained it.

Here they are presenting to the forum how they achieved the award and a special photo with the Green Flag.

 

 

 

 

DSC_0194Wildern School organised the Wildern Waste Challenge for any school in the Borough to enter. There were some great entries but the winners were The Crescent Primary school for their fantasic waste project including the Canimals.

 

Here is the winning team. Congratulations.

 

 

 

The Sustainable Schools Forum is supported by

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To find out more, contact Giles Gooding on 023 8068 8274, email giles.gooding@eastleigh.gov.uk, Twitter @EcoEastleigh