The Green Team:
We have an active, keen and determined Green Team composed of representatives from each class. These children put themselves forward because they are passionate about sustainability, our environment and reducing waste through recycling. A governor and the caretakers are also willing members.
The children take ownership, leading initiatives and inspiring others – this is what makes it innovative and so successful.
Each year the team work together using data they have collated from audits, the school action plan and advice from eco schools to establish an action plan of goals for the following year. Projects include annual events such as Switch Off Week, Empty Classroom Day and local litter picks. All of these help us achieve our motto of ‘Green World, Green Parson Street.’
Earlier this academic year, we were thrilled to be invited to the Eco-Awards in collaboration with Sustainable Learning. Here we were able to celebrate our Eco- Ambassador status and learn about projects in other Bristol schools. It is collaborating with other schools that will motivate our green team to strive to achieve even more as well as giving them opportunities they would never normally have! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss a project or have a great green idea.
Over the years, we have also seen a big increase in both the number of staff and children involved with biodiversity for example, through our gardening club, the rejuvenation of our conservation area and pond and the planting of a wild flower garden by our youngest children.
Our proudest achievement yet:
We are delighted that we are an Eco Ambassador School; one of only 7 in the UK!
We renewed our status in 2017 so will be an Eco Ambassador School until at least 2019!
The Green Team work very hard at Parson Street and they have been delighted to be recognised for this with the following awards:
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR