Oaklands School is a proud supporter of the Eco-Schools programme.
Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools initiative and operates across the world. It was devised as a result of the United Nations conference on Environment and Development (Rio Earth Summit) in 1992, when it was identified that children and young people need to be involved in the sustainability and environmental protection of our planet.
Eco Schools provides a framework that promotes links between sustainable development education, global citizenship and outdoor learning. At Oaklands we use Eco Schools as an environmental management tool, a learning resource and as a recognized way in which pupils can gain certification for their achievements through Eco Schools recognized awards scheme.
We have an Eco Schools working group made up of Teaching staff, Pupil Support Staff and Nursery Nurses. The role of this working group is; to promote and lead initiativeS relating to Eco Schools, to support colleagues and pupils undertaking projects and activities and to gather and present evidence.
In 2010 Oaklands School was awarded Bronze Eco School .
In 2011 we were awarded Silver Eco Schools .
In 2012 we were delighted to be awarded a Green Flag !
The Eco-Schools International Green Flag Award is designed to encourage pupil-led, whole school action for the environment.
We are currently working towards renewing our Green Flag status by undertaking a variety of projects across the whole school.