Who are we?
We have an amazing, award winning Green Team composed of representatives from across the school. These children put themselves forward because they are passionate about sustainability, our environment and reducing waste through recycling. The children are active, keen and determined to make a difference. They take ownership, leading initiatives and inspiring others to do their bit for our community and our planet.
Each year the team work together using data they have collated from audits, the school action plan and advice from eco schools to establish an action plan of goals for the following year. Past projects have included annual events such as Waste Week, Switch Off Fortnight and even shoe exchanges!
Sharing best practice
We made a short film with TES sharing our top tips on making your school more sustainable. Check it out here:
Our journey to becoming a sustainable school is documented in this lovely TES article:
Double Award Winners!!
The Green Team were delighted to be named WINNER of the WWF Green Ambassador Green Team Award 2017. This means we are officially the best in the whole of the UK and very proud of our achievements!
We also came RUNNER UP in the WWF Green Ambassador Schools Award out of over 60 schools in the country. An amazing achievement showing we have successfully embedded sustainability across our curriculum, school and wider community!
Mrs Walker won the WWF Green Ambassador Teacher Award 2016! We are very proud and Mrs Walker took six of our awesome Green Team to Shropshire to collect her award. You can read more about the award here. And a blog from Mrs Walker about the award here.
Our Year 4 children worked with Avon Wildlife Trust, Water City Bristol and Aardman to produce a brilliant animation about eel migration and protecting their habitat: https://vimeo.com/222546929
On this section of the school website we would like to share with you some of the exciting things we are doing to make Victoria Park School and the local community a more sustainable and happy place to be! Please keep checking back to see what we have been up to!
What does being green mean at Victoria Park?
It's not just the green team who are green at our school; everyone is! We work hard to make sure the green message is shared as part of our school values (you can see some of our class charters below) and we have an eco code which we encourage everyone to stick to!
Working with Aardman Animations and Bristol2015
This year has been a VERY exciting year because we have been spreading our message beyond the school gates and we have even made it on to NATIONAL TV! Check out our appearance on Newsround here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/34987749
Bristol Textile Recycling
So...you might think recycling just means paper, perhaps a bit of cardboard and maybe the odd carrot peeling but here at Victoria Park School we recycle textiles too. It was great to see how much you all contributed, thank you! It was a great fundraiser for the school too!
Not only did we collect lots of textiles we were lucky enough to visit the factory too and it was so exciting! We made a film of our tour so that children all around the UK can share our experience. We would love you to see it. Check out this website and the Virtual Fieldtrips.
You might have spotted some of our lovely faces on billboards around Bristol? This was to show off our achievements working with Bristol2015. We even appeared on some Bristol buses too!
The green team like to lead assemblies, the one pictured below was all about being energy efficient.
Green for Good Award
We were delighted to receive an award recently for all our green efforts; we had to make 15 green pledges in 2015. The Lord Mayor presented it to us.
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