Eco School

At Ovingham C of E First School we aim to be the best Eco School we can be and to reduce our impact on the environment. We are proud to have been re-accredited as aSchool for the sixth year running in 2019.

Our main aims are:

    • To recycle waste paper, batteries, ink cartridges, card and compost waste food.

    • To save energy by turning off lights, taps and computers when they are not needed and closing windows and doors.

    • To encourage people to find alternative transport or walking to school to reduce our carbon footprint.

    • To work with others and provide them with information on how they can recycle and be more environmentally friendly.

    • Plant flowers and trees; let areas grow wild; hang bird boxes to encourage wildlife to the school grounds.

    • Grow and harvest vegetables to use in the kitchen.

    • Collect rain water to use on vegetable garden and flowers and plants.

    • To have fun learning and teaching things about the environment.

Our School Eco Code was co-written by OFS Eco School Council in 2015.