We are an Eco School!
At Diamond Wood Community Academy, we pride ourselves on our commitment to making the world a better place for all. We are passionate about engaging all pupils, staff and families in environmental education and action. In order to support us on this journey, we are supported by Eco Schools and The Ministry of Eco Education. Eco Schools is a charity organisation which provides a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond. The MEE brings together all the best sustainability teaching resources available into one cohesive and holistic curriculum for all primary schools in Britain.
We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation four times, which recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of our school and young learners. This year we were awarded a distinction which is the highest level of Green Flag Award. During this academic year (2023-2024), we will be working towards renewing this accreditation. In order to do this, we have designed a bespoke curriculum that embeds the Eco Schools principals within all areas of school life. We have also have an established Eco Council to support us on our mission and ensure that the agenda is continuously of a high priority within all areas of school. We are part of the Ministry of Eco Education and the Let’s go Zero campaign. We were the runners up in the Arthur Halliwell award 2023 and received a copy of the Wild Passport which we will be using to further enhance out outdoor and Eco curriculum.
We are a Fairtrade school and understand the importance of choosing Fairtrade products to support farmers for fairness and equality, against some of the biggest challenges the world faces.
To find out more about Eco Schools please click here to visit their website.
A very important message from our Eco Council...
Our Eco Council reviewed last years action plan and have chosen to focus on the following priorities this year:
Click here to download the long-term plan as a document.
Our Eco Leader
Our Eco School Leader is Mrs Tombling. She is has a vast amount of experience and is extremely passionate about making the world a better place for all.
If you would like to speak to Mrs Tombling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and address the email to her specifically.
National Award Winner!
Did you know that Mrs Tombling is a TES National Teaching Award winner for all of her Eco Schools work within our school? She won the category of 'Environment Champion of the Year'!
Mrs Tombling on the Radio!
Click on the link below to listen to Mrs Tombling on the Radio. She was invited to talk about all of her achievements and the work she does at our school. We are extremely proud of her and everyone in school!
Our Eco Code
Young People's Trust for the Environment
Click here for home learning eco-activities.
When focusing on our Eco Schools work within school, Mrs Tombling and the Eco Council work in close collaboration with our Geography, Science and Outdoor Learning leaders. This is because there are clear and strong links between these subject areas and our Eco Schools vision, values and aims.
We strive for our curriculum to ensure pupils know more, remember more and do more. We continue to ensure pupils are provided with high quality learning experiences which allow them to make links, joins and connections within all areas of learning.
Eco Council Meetings
Our Eco Council meet each week on a Monday. Below you can see some of the things they have been doing and discussing.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Fairtrade Schools Fair Achiever award for the third time! Well done to our amazing Eco Council for promoting Fairtrade and to the whole school for embracing our Fairtrade journey. Click here to read the feedback.
To find out more about Fairtrade click here.
Click this link - 'Our Climate Our Voice' to find photos from the Youth Climate Festival that our school attended in October 2022.Our pupils really enjoyed the day.
Take a look at what we have been doing so far this year...
Check our Twitter page dwca_tweets for regular updates!
Did you know?
We are an official AMBASSADOR SCHOOL for the Ministry of Eco Education!
Click here to find out more about the Ministry of Eco Education.
We can't wait to continue working alongside them this year. Watch this space for our upcoming projects!