What is Eco Schools?
The definition of Eco-Schools according to the official organisation is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
For nearly 25 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple Seven-Step framework in order to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
Eco-Schools develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.
Our History with Eco Schools
Lockerbie Academy has been involved with Eco School for a long time. It was the first Secondary school in Dumfries and Galloway Region to be awarded the Green Flag 2014 and we are now going for our third Green Flag.
All Eco schools must satisfy 7 essential elements and there are 10 topics to choose from with Litter being a compulsory topic and action point. In addition the World Development goals now permeate these topics as an over arching structure. Eco schools have become the unifying structure that education for sustainable development is being organised with. It has come a long way from the early days when it was a way to get their pupils to take care of their local environment. Today’s Eco school is very much about creating citizens with a global view who understand the global connections and the need for sustainable development.
Our Eco Code
Let’s pledge to be more eco-friendly
Only use what we need
Cut our carbon footprint
Keep our school grounds tidy
Enjoy the outdoors
Reduce, Reuse Recycle
Be careful not to leave things on stand-by
If possible: walk, cycle, take the bus or car share
Enjoy the benefits of an eco-friendly environment