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Green Flag Award with Distinction!

Eco-warriors have been working on their application for the Green Flag Award this year. They started by completing an Environmental Review of the school to identify what we already did well (which was a lot!) and areas we could improve to make Westacre more eco-friendly and sustainable. From there, they identified 3 key areas to focus on which were 'litter', 'school grounds' and 'transport'. Throughout the year they have set up rotas to collect recycling from each classroom and litter pick at break and lunch times, introduced and cared for plants around school, reminded adults and children to turn off devices and lights when not in use, shared their peers' views in meetings and fed back to their classes after and much more! During November, they launched 'Cut Your Carbon Month' across school encouraging the school, and local community, to reduce their carbon emissions and in May they supported the 'Walk to School Week' by sharing the benefits of walking with the school community and leading by example! To conclude their application for the Green Flag Award, the eco-warriors created Westacre's Eco Code which they shared with their classes.

As a result of their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication over the year, Westacre was awarded with the Green Flag Award, with Distinction! 

Eco Meeting - May

We were visited by a representative from Young Climate Warriors - who spoke with the eco warriors and world watchers about climate change, and small changes we can make to help the planet. We all came away with ideas of small changes we can make - and the knowledge that if we all make small changes, we can make a big difference!

Eco Meeting - March

Eco Meeting - February

Litter Picking Rota

Monday - Year 5 (equipment in 5TS)

Wednesday - Year 7 (equipment in 7LC)

Friday - Year 6 (equipment in Y6 cupboard)


Recycling Rota

Monday - 7BB (Izzy)    6CF    5TS

Tuesday - 7BB (Charlie)    6LS    5LP

Wednesday - 7RA    6MH    5JR

Thursday - 7FH    6JT     5TH

Friday - 7AU    6RM     5JD

Eco Meeting - January

Eco Meeting - December

Cut Your Carbon Month!

October 2023

This week the eco warriors had our first meeting! We discussed Cut Your Carbon month, which is happening during November, and decided how we could share this with our classes. 

During the first week back after half term, each eco warrior will be making a presentation to their class about why it is important to cut carbon levels and setting a challenge for their peers. At the end of the month, they will collect data to find how many challenges Westacre children were able to complete and how much carbon we were able to cut!

ECO Warriors - September 2023

Congratulations to all the year 6 and 7 children who have been chosen to be eco warriors this year following successful applications. I am looking forward to reading applications from the year 5 children too! 


As ECO Warriors we….

  • Evaluate our school environment. We think about what is good about our school environment but also want isn’t so good and could be made better.
  • Then come up with action plans in order to improve our school environment.
  • Meet regularly to discuss how we are progressing with our action plans.
  • Take notes about what we discussed in our meetings.
  • Tell our class mates about what we are currently working on; either in well-being time, assemblies, in school newsletters, on the school website or on twitter.
  • Have an ECO warrior in each class so that each year group is fairly represented.


We intend to:

  • Improve the environment at Westacre and also in the local community.
  • Share with everyone how important it is for us all to look after the world around us.
  • Learn what we can do in order to look after the environment.
  • Increase our knowledge and understanding of recycling, energy usage and sustainable living.

 Eco warriors will be expected to regularly attend meetings (usually one lunchtime each half term, but possibly more frequently depending on how much discussion we need, or how much news/progress we have to share). They will then feedback what we have discussed in our meetings to their classmates during registration. If any of their classmates had any suggestions about how we could improve our school environment, they would speak to them and then they would share these ideas at our meeting.


This year we will be continuing to work towards earning the 'Eco-schools Green Flag Award' for Westacre.

Meeting with Counciller Alex Sinton

On Wednesday we met with Counciller Alex Sinton. He discussed Wychavon's Intelligently Green plan with us. Wychavon are planning to reduce their carbon emssions. One of the ways they are going to do this is by building a new leisure centre in Droitwich: the existing one is responsible for 13% of Wychavon's carbon emissions! 


We discussed the importance of recycling and played a recycling game on the council website: 

Environmental Review

Earlier this year the Eco warriors questioned their classes about the following topics in order to find out what good things Westacre is already doing for the environment.

  • litter
  • energy
  • marine
  • global citizenship
  • biodiversity
  • transport
  • water
  • healthy living
  • school grounds
  • waste

We discovered that we are doing well in regards to global citizenship and the school grounds. However, we need to work on our responses to litter, water, marine and energy.


In order to go for our green flag award we need to choose three topics to work on. We have chosen litter, energy and marine.


Action Plan



In order to reduce the amount of litter around school we have made posters to encourage people to put their litter in the bin and been on regular litter picks.

It is our aim to raise some money to have more bins put around school.



Our plan to use less energy is to encourage staff to turn off lights and computers when not in use and close their blinds at the end of the day. We also plan to investigate the possibility of the school having an energy meter and installing some renewable energy sources.



We would like to find out if the fish served at lunchtime is caught sustainably. We would also like to encourage a school trip to a beach, river, lake or aquarium. It is our hope that eventually we could ban single use plastics across the school. It is also our hope that our cleaners could use environmentally friendly cleaning products. Finally we think we need to spend some time learning about marine life conservation.


These will be our actions over the coming weeks.