St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Deanwood Drive, Parkwood, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9NP
Tel: 01634 371892
Headteacher: Mrs Louise Prestidge

 
 
 

At St Augustine of Canterbury our mission is to help make everyone understand the importance of being sustainable and to bring about behaviour change. We teach our children to adopt good environmental habits which can be followed through into their homes and their wider community.

What’s more, by addressing environmental issues in our school and reducing waste, we'll save money, which can be reinvested elsewhere.

What do we do as an Eco-School?

We follow a simple seven-step process which helps to address a variety of environmental themes, ranging from litter and waste to healthy living and biodiversity.

Our children are the driving force behind our success so far – they form and lead an Eco-Committee and help to carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of our school. By evaluating our performance it’s our children that decide the environmental themes they want to address and how they’re going to do it.

Measuring and monitoring is an integral part of our Eco-Schools programme, the children are able to showcase their environmental success. In fact, Eco-Schools can fit into virtually all aspects of the curriculum and help to make learning, both inside and outside the classroom, fun and engaging. 

 
Our Eco Warriors
 
Our Eco Warriors are elected by each class at the beginning of the year. They are chosen for their caring nature and consideration for the environment around them. They are children that have the responsibility of looking after our school environment and encouraging others in school to do the same.   
 
We meet on a half termly basis to discuss environment issues, concerns or improvements and actively improve our environment.

 
 
Our Eco Code 2018/19
 
 

Care for all nature around us,

Put recycling in the recycle bin,

Compost food waste,

Reuse when possible,

Turn off lights when leaving the classroom,

Turn off all electronic devices when they are not in use,

Turn off taps when they are not in use,

Put rubbish in the correct bins.