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Eco Team

Eco Team 2023-24


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We successfully achieved Green Flag status in July 2023 and the Eco School Team had some lovely things to say about Burradon Community Primary School.


"We are very pleased to tell you that you and your Eco-Committee at Burradon Community Primary School have been successful in meeting the requirements for the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.

We reviewed your application and noted the following:

You have an extremely large Eco-Committee supported by 2 adult members of staff. This demonstrates a whole school approach to the Eco-Schools programme and a commitment to environmental education and pupil-led eco-action. We love the inclusive approach you’ve taken to setting your Eco-Committee. This sets a positive and encouraging tone for your work, which supports a collaborative and community ethos, vital in maximising impacts. Great work! The pupil quote provided is brilliant. They’re clearly a passionate and impressive young person and we’re delighted that they have been given an opportunity to make a difference through the Eco-Schools programme, what a fantastic ambassador for your school and our programme. It's brilliant to read that the Environmental Review helped your pupils appreciate everything that your school is already doing to benefit our environment and identify areas to work on in the future. Your Eco-Committee didn’t let any tricky questions on the Environmental Review defeat them, instead they sought out other experts in their school, such as your catering team and caretaker, to help answer questions which demonstrates their resilience and team ethos. It would be brilliant to see comments throughout your Environmental Review in the future to give our team an insight into the discussions that take place. We love that your Environmental Review and achievable aims inspired the choice of projects in your Action Plan. It’s a strong approach to work on things that will produce visible impact and change, and a great example of critical thinking. We think it’s a great idea to design actions that can extend beyond the school walls and into the homes of families. This ethos is going to make a huge difference and inspire your wider school community. We love that your actions are designed for young people to deliver and lead, empowering them and increasing their confidence. This is central to the Eco-Schools ethos. Your Action Plan is a really considered piece of work with a lot of SMART thinking. This is a mature approach - self-reflective practice, research-led planning and critical thinking - and shows an Eco-Committee that’s focused on achieving their goals. Brilliant work everyone! The three curriculum examples provided are a great example of environmental education. They are practical and fun examples of eco-education with a real-life context that will engage young people. You have provided practical and fun curriculum examples, which impressively build on the projects you have worked on in your Action Plan. This is a great way to add context to your Eco-Schools work, it means young people at your school are given the opportunity to learn about important environmental issues and then the chance to work on these issues – a great dual approach. It was great to see the uploaded examples of your classroom materials and curriculum plans. It shows a clear commitment to ensuring your pupils get engaging environmental education. Great work by all involved! You have placed a lot of emphasis on informing as many members of your school community as possible in your Eco-Schools work and this is a strength of your application. Our team loved seeing the example social media posts that were uploaded. Getting involved with RSPB and WOW is a great example of collaboration. Your ability and willingness to partnership is impressive! We’ll need this approach to fight the impacts of climate change in the future! We hope all staff members involved in your Eco-Schools work take immense amounts of pride from the parental quote uploaded. Your hard work and dedication has inspired young people and empowered them with the belief that they can positively impact our planet – this is something incredibly special. We loved seeing your Eco-Board. It’s really visual and engaging and it’s great to see your Eco-Committee celebrated. Your greatest successes link clearly to the experience of your pupils. It is great to read about the continuing improvement in take-up of your brilliant uniform swap shop. This is what the best forms of climate action are about – impactful but achievable things that create a positive experience and prompt more action. We love this! Time is a common challenge, especially when considering the range in the curriculum that must be covered in a Primary School setting! It creates a pressure and takes resilience to keep going. With this context, your achievements are even greater and we feel lucky that you’ve committed to our programme and delivered the achievements that you have. This is a big achievement. We love your collaborative approach to creating your acrostic Eco-Code poem, this approach has allowed young people to take ownership and create a final code that will be treasured by everyone at your school. Your Eco-Code is very punchy, clear and easy to digest for those that see it. It’s a direct call to action. We love this! Overall, this is a terrific application. Everyone at Burradon Community Primary School should be proud of the Green Team and the amazing and inspiring work that they’ve delivered this year. You’re more than worthy of an Eco-Schools Green Flag, Congratulations!"

;Green Flag 2020


I am delighted to say that following our woodland area project and our ongoing work linked to environmental issues and sustainability, we have been successful with our ECO School Green Flag reapplication and we have been awarded the flag for a further 2 years. The assessor said ‘I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you for continuing to work on your Eco-Schools Green Flag during these unprecedented times – it is a true reflection of your schools determination to make a real difference.’

Woohoo! Well done to everyone and thank you for your hard work!!

Our new Eco team members

Welcome back to the (slightly different) school year 20-21! As we did not have the chance to finish our projects we will be keeping the same Eco Team but adding 2 wonderful children from year 2...A fantastic addition :)

Meet the Team

Welcome to Eco Team

This year we have elected our new Eco-team and they are super keen to get started.  We had our first meeting in November and they had so many ideas on how we can become an even better Eco-school.  We will soon be carrying out our Eco-Review and continuing to work on our action plan over the coming months.

Last year we were so pleased to be awarded the Green Flag Award...Again. So, well done to the Eco-team and everyone that made it possible for us to achieve. 

Miss Arkley will be leading the Eco-team this year and we already have some projects that are underway.

 We will be focussing on the following five areas:

  • Biodiversity 
  • School Grounds
  • Litter
  • Healthy Living 
  • Transport 

We look forward to updating you as our projects develop.

Find out more about The Eco-School programme and the organisation behind it (Keep Britain Tidy)

Burradon Eco-Code