The Priory Learning Trust are passionate about creating a more sustainable environment for our pupils and their future. Our staff and pupils at Primary School Academy have taken on this ambition and are continually working hard to seek out and implement new and environmentally-friendly solutions.
In July 2022 we were proud to receive the eco-schools Green Flag award. This was a great recognition of all the great work that has taken place at our site and our ongoing commitment to Sustainability.
2023 – 2024
We are really excited to start our new school year with the news that we achieved our Eco Schools green flag award for the second year in a row! Watch this space to keep up to date with all things Pawlett and Eco!
Introducing our new Eco Committee for 2023 – 2024. The Eco Committee will be monitoring the energy use in their class rooms as well as looking at ways to improve the school grounds and its biodiversity and also our own school communities health.
Green Initiatives in Action
2022 – 2023 school year
– Eco-school Committee established for the school year to set realistic goals for the year ahead.
– The three areas identified by the Eco School as areas for improvement were School Energy, School Waste and School Grounds.
– Eco Ambassadors After School Club introduced to help complete important Eco work around school.
– The school signed up with Energy Sparks so that we are able to monitor our energy use more efficiently.
Heron Class visited Maundrills Farm in West Huntspill as part of their Learning Theme “What grows near me?”. As well as learning about how a farm works and what produce was available from the farm, the also learnt about why it is so important to look after our environment. Children were given the opportunity to see what the inside of a beehive looks like, plant some vegetables and to brush a cow!
2021-2022 school year
– Eco-school committee set up within our school parliament group to focus on our green initiatives and identify areas of improvement.
– Gardening club set up to provide extra – curricular activities aimed at encouraging a love of our environment and the natural world around us.
– Took part in Keep Britain Tidy – The Big Clean 2022. Every class took part in collecting rubbish and waste in our local community
– Sustainability and eco section added to our parent newsletter for families to encourage a culture across the local community
– School visit to Carymoor Environmental Trust
– Trees and bushes donated by the Woodland Trust have been planted around the site to encourage local wildlife and increase biodiversity
– Old sandpit has been filled and replaced to create a wildflower area in our EYFS outdoor area.
– Sections of the school field have been left uncut to encourage wildlife and increase biodiversity
– Reduce plastic waste – Under 5’s free milk individual bottles have been replaced.
– Increasing recycling – more bins added around site to increase recycling across the school.
– We are a local drop off point for used batteries and ink cartridges.
-Somerset Waste posters are displayed in each class and in the hall to promote recycling.