St. George’s has been an Eco-Schools Green Flag site for over 12 years and in our most recent assessment, in April 2017, the assessor commented, “This was a very enjoyable assessment and return to St. George’s; from the fabulous use of the school grounds to thoughtful projects in the classroom which were all joyfully linked by an enthusiastic staff and confident pupils. This school well deserves another Green Flag, well done to everyone”.
The ‘Green Dragons’ is our elected Eco council who ensure our Green Flag status continues. They monitor the energy use in school and think of new ways the school can be more sustainable, enthusiastically communicating and coordinating their action plan with all the pupils and staff.
Our gardens, including a highly productive organic vegetable garden, to the front and rear of the school, are distinctive features maintained by parents and pupils. Our outdoor areas are extremely important to us, providing excellent learning and recreational facilities for the children, as too is the education of global issues and links with other schools and communities around the world.
John Muir Discovery Award
We have been delighted to be involved this year in a collaborative project delivered by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership whereby Class 3 pupils have worked towards a John Muir Discovery Award. This is an environmental award that encourages people of all backgrounds to connect, enjoy and care for wild places through a structured outdoors scheme. Please see the Final Project Report for more information.
We are delighted that our John Muir hosts, Farmers Trevor and Paul Wheeler have recently won the national Bayer/Farming And Countryside Education Award in recognition of their educational work;