Greenford Church of England VC Primary School

The Church of England


At Greenford School, our pupils care deeply about environmental issues and have a strong desire to actively protect our planet.  Therefore, this year the children have decided that they would like to apply for Eco-Schools accreditation.

The Eco-Schools programme provides a simple, seven-step framework which empowers young people to make a difference in their school, local community and beyond.   By the end of the year, we hope to be recognised for the the Eco-School Committee's efforts with a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag!

After completing an environmental survey of our school, the Eco-school committee have decided to focus on the three areas of Water, Energy and Marine this year, as these were the three areas that Greenford scored lowest on during our survey.

Our Eco-School Committee 2023-24

Our Eco-Schools Action Plan 2023-4

After conducting our school environmental survey, the Eco-School committee members worked together to create an action plan for this year.  

So far this year, we have elected energy monitors for each classroom (to ensure we turn off un-used electrical appliances when we are not in our classrooms), had a whole school focus on 'Water day' to raise awareness about saving water and marine plastic pollution.    This involved having workshops from our local water supplier, Wessex water, and an online zoom session from the charity Wateraid.  During our 'Water day' we also raised an amazing £242.24 to send to Wateraid!

Greenford's Eco-School Action Plan 2023-4

After a suggestion in our school, 'Suggestion Box', we are now trying to use more Fair trade produce in school.  

Greenford's Eco-School events 2023-4

  • We had 'Wessex Water' workshops for all children on 18th and 19th March linked to Water day and the Curriculum.
  • View the gallery at the bottom of the page to see all the amazing creations created by the children of Greenford for our art competition.

 Local Eco events for families 

Here are some useful websites that give details about local beach cleaning and litter picking events that you may wish to attend with your families (Greenford school do not run these events)

Litter Free Dorset

Clean Jurassic Coast

Surfers Against Sewage Beach Cleans

 Eco tips for your home

Below are some useful websites with ideas and tips on how you can help conserve water and energy with your families in your homes.

Wessex Water - Tips on how to save water

Citizens Advice - Energy Savers week 2024

Charities we have supported at Greenford School

Here are links to the websites of the charities the children have recently supported.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Our last two coffee mornings raised an amazing £926.28 for Macmillan cancer support!


We raised an amazing £119.35 for the Worldwide Fund for Nature and managed to adopt three endangered animals.


On 22nd March 2024, we fundraised during our whole school 'World Water day.'  We raised an amazing £242.24!  




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