At Ilmington, we are very lucky to be surrounded by beautiful farmland, an abundance of wildlife and leafy lanes. We do not take this for granted.
Children at Ilmington school learn about their responsibilities towards their environment inside of school, in the wider community and the natural world. Science, Geography and Understanding of the World lessons highlight the challenges faced by climate change, natural resource depletion, pollution, habitat loss and the impact of humans on our environment. Our environment is precious and we recognise the importance of celebrating it and protecting it.
The Eco-Committee champions environmental causes for the school. We encourage our families to collect and recycle batteries at local collection points. Our Recycling Hub in the playground is primarily a collection point for crisp packets. The crisp packets are regularly bagged up by the Eco-Committee and then taken to a local supermarket collection point by Mrs Gardiner. In addition to this, we have class food waste caddies in which we save all our fruit waste (cores, skins, etc). The raw food waste is taken by the Shaw family for their pigs to enjoy!
Ilmington aims to recycle all paper and send correspondence via email to cut down on paper use. We sort our waste, encourage parents to donate and purchase pre-owned uniform, raise money for our school by recycling clothing through the rag bag scheme and encourage as many children as possible to walk or 'scoot' to school instead of using the car.
We believe in 'doing our bit' in our school and our local community and have gained recognition of this by earning our Eco Schools Green Flag.