Here at Rockmount, the staff, governors, pupils and parents/carers all believe in the importance of becoming an Eco-School. Being an Eco-School empowers pupils, raises awareness of environmental issues and helps improve the immediate school environment. It also supports wider local community engagement with the school.
The programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. Independent research into the Eco-Schools programme in England found evidence of the positive impact on pupils, including increased confidence, development of leadership skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour and greater motivation at school.
We are currently working towards gaining the 'Green Flag' award.
The schools Eco-Warriors are made up of children from Years 5 and 6. Their jobs include - looking after the school animals, promoting a sustainable environment, recycling, being energy aware and promoting active travel to and from school.