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Sustainable School of the Year 2013

Sustainable School of the Year 2013 1

Our School Aims:

  • Reduce carbon in school
  • Reducing energy and water usage
  • Encouraging sustainable procurement
  • Reducing waste in school
  • Improving school food and catering services
  • Encouraging global initiatives
  • Engaging in biodiversity in school


Our School Achievements:

Bike It

The school has been selected as one of this years Bike It schools. Over the coming months we will be working closely with Sustrans and our allocated Bike It Officer to encourage staff, parents and pupils to travel to school by bike. Our activities will start with a Bike It Collective Worship on 18th September 2014. Following this we will be recruiting our 'Bike It Crew' and look forward to announcing exciting activities shortly. During this first Bike It year, we will be actively working towards the Sustrans Bronze Standard School Mark. 


Energy Management

Through collaboration with the Energy Department we have installed Eco Warrier - a software system to monitor energy consumption allowing the school to manage the use of water, gas and electricity, dealing with issues quickly and effectively. Luciana Berger, Shadow energy Secretary, was most impressed when visiting the children in 2013. The school was awarded Winner of the Sustainable School of the Year 2013 category in the Liverpool Echo Environmental Awards.


Gardening Club

Following the schools success in the local Dobbies competition the club was created and is managed by Mrs Duckworth. This project has encouraged pupils to gain an understanding of the surrounding environment, the need to create a wildlife area and develop a vegetable patch for the school. The school has been involved in many planting initiatives including the Celebration of the Queens Jubilee. The tree planing ceremony was attended by Mrs Anne Morris, Deputy High Sheriff of Liverpool.


Eco Team

The has encouraged several initiatives within the school. EcoWarriors have responsibility in checking the classroom at the end of the busy day. Pupils discuss litter on a regular basis and have given some excellent ideas for future initiatives to combat this issue. An 'Eco Tip of the Week' suggestion scheme encourages pupils to write ideas and post in the green box outside of the school office. The pupil with the suggestion of the week gets a certificate and the ideas published on the school website. 


Managing Waste

The school is making a conscious effort to manage waste, now that awareness has been raised. The school moved its waste collection service to a new more efficient company. The Liverpool World Centre was invited to the school to hold a Collective Worship with all of the pupils to discuss waste and the environment. The school has also commenced bags2schools collections which are proving to be a success. 


Community Partnership Awards

The school was awarded Runner Up prize in the 2013 Community Partnership Awards, organised by Educate Magazine, for its continuing work in ensuring the health and safety of pupils the school site, especially in relation to parking and Woolton Road. The school continue to collaborate with the Local Authority Highways Department, Merseyside Police,  Merseyside Fire Brigade and Local Councillors and have enjoyed the success of the pupils gaining a voice on Radio City's politic programme. 


Solar Panels

The school are benefiting from the installation of solar panels on the new classroom. We regularly receive 'Feed in Tariff' payments for generated energy. 


Healthy Schools Award

The school has once again received the Healthy School Award showcasing the wonderful work that takes place in the classrooms during PSHE and the school taking into consideration the nutrition and development of our pupils. 



We actively ensure that all pupils benefit from sporting activities provided during the day and after school.


Walking to School

Pupils are encouraged to walk to school, co-ordinated by Mrs Kerr, and a Walking Bus scheme is in operation. Each week, the class with most walkers receive the 'Golden Boot'. 


Liverpool Consortium

Childwall CE Primary School are members of the consortium engaging the services of the Brookfield Partnership for its catering provision. The school provides dinners that meet all nutritional standards. 


Reduction of Paper Use

The school is pleased to note the considerable reduction in its use of paper, particularly following the on-line production of the Weekly Newsletter.


Cartridge and Mobile Phone Recycling

The school works with Office Green to recycle all used printer cartridges who offer a zero to landfill policy. This ensures all toner and inkjet cartridges are processed and reused in the most environmentally friendly way. Free collection boxes are located in school and all parents are encouraged to bring in their cartridges and mobiles from home. This will not only enable the to be reused, but will also earn points for school.