Progress to Date!
At present the school has achieved its BRONZE AWARD and its SILVER AWARD. We are working towards our GREEN FLAG. Miss Clark has worked very hard with the ECO Committee and Pupil Council to take these developments forward.
What’s it all about?
In August 2008 Strichen School registered as an Eco School with Eco Schools Scotland. The Eco Schools programme was set up to encourage schools to become more environmentally friendly and work together to actively improve their environmental performance. It is a recognised awards scheme and a learning resource that raises awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues throughout activities linked to curricular subjects and areas.
The aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to make environmental awareness and action an important part of the life and ethos of the school for both pupils and for staff and to engage the wider community.
The Eco-Schools programme can help schools to:
Improve the school's environment
Reduce litter and waste
Reduce energy and water use
Devise efficient was of travelling to and from school
Promote healthy lifestyles
Encourage active citizenship
Build strong partnerships with a variety of community groups
Develop international and global links