Eco-School is an internationally recognised programme that provides a framework to help embed sustainable principles into the heart of school life and get the whole school united behind something important.
In September 2013 the Ambassadors of Eco-Club carried out an audit to assess the environmental performance of Outwood Academy Portland, which led to planning and developing a school action plan and a decision on the environmental themes to be addressed.
One of the key aims was to see the whole school participate in environmental activity and work towards targets set out in the action plan, and as a result the whole school has been provided with many opportunities to get involved and address a variety of environmental themes, ranging from energy and waste to biodiversity.
One of the key achievements is that many pupils, teachers and the wider community have participated in the projects and have helped Outwood Academy Portland on their sustainable journey to achieve an Eco Silver Award.
Sustainable projects have included:
Up and coming projects include:
All this is leading towards the highest of internationally recognised awards, The Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. This journey to a sustainable school is well worth taking and we are proud of our achievements so far, we would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work.