We are proud to have the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.
We have a team or Eco Warriors elected from each class from Year 1. They have an action plan and meet regularly to discuss their work towards Green Flag re-accreditation. This year, they have focused on:
- Litter – Helping our environment by picking up litter
- Transport – Encouraging children to come to school safely in sustainable ways
- Biodiversity – Developing the habitats in our school grounds to support different wildlife
Eco Warriors are helping to monitor our energy usage and are looking at how our Ground Source Heat Pump and solar panels operate.
They also monitor our recycling in school, including initiatives such as recycling pens and batteries. We have recently added new recycling boxes to collect plastic bottle lids in order to reduce the impact of plastics on marine life.
During the Spring term in 2023, our Key Stage 2 pupils completed a litter pick in the area around school. We collected an amazing 28.5 Kg of rubbish from the area, and feel that our environment is certainly better as a result. This is something that we will do again in 2024.
Our Eco Warriors have written a new Eco Code for our school. This is:Eco-Code 2023
We’ve taken the Let’s Go Zero pledge, declaring our aim to become zero carbon by 2030. We’re joining schools across the UK in this national campaign to show the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools, and inviting government and local councils to work with us to reach this goal.
We know that schools can be the trailblazers for their community, responding to young people’s calls for action. In fact, they can inspire whole communities to tackle the climate crisis. In the coming pivotal ‘climate decade,’ we will be part of Let’s Go Zero’s national network of schools and sustainability, sharing information about how to reach zero carbon, and working with local councils and government to make it happen.
We’re committing to cut carbon in a number of key areas. Here are some of the things we’ve already done / are planning to do:
- Part of a Monk Fryston Community Buildings Project with the Community Association, St Wilfred’s Church, Cricket Club and Football Club to look at ways we can achieve zero carbon
- Begun to replace our old draughty doors and windows with new, more thermally efficient units
- Replaced our fossil fuel gas boilers with sustainable energy (Ground Source Heat Pump)
- Installed more energy efficient LED units throughout the school building
- Conducted a feasibility study on the installation of solar PV panels
– By joining the Let’s Go Zero campaign and committing to becoming a school, we’re taking a positive step on a local level to help combat the climate issues we all face globally. It sends a strong message to our whole school and community that together we can safeguard our planet for future generations.
Find out more about the Let’s Go Zero campaign here: https://letsgozero.org/
Click the link below to view our current energy certificateMF Energy Certificate June 2022