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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. 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.

We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation, which recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of our school and young learners. During this academic year (2021-2022), we will be working towards renewing this accreditation. In order to do this, we have designed a bespoke curriculum which embeds the Eco Schools principals within all areas of school life. We have also set up an Eco Council to support us on our mission and ensure that the agenda is continuously of a high priority within all classrooms.

To find out more about Eco Schools please click here to visit their website.

The images below show our Eco Schools Long-Term plan for this academic year (2021-2022)

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 office@diamondwoodacademy.co.uk 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'!

Subject Links

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 moreremember 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.

To visit our Geography page click here

To visit our Science page click here

To visit our Outdoor Learning page click here

Our Eco Code

Fairtrade

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Fairtrade Schools Fair Achiever award for the second time! Well done to our amazing Eco Council for promoting Fairtrade and to the whole school for embracing our Fairtrade journey. Click here  read the feedback.

Get involved! 

Young People's Trust for the Environment

Click here for home learning eco-activities.

Eco Council Meetings

Our Eco Council meet each week on a Monday. Below you can read about our meetings.

Autumn 2 - Week 4 

This week we finalised our Eco Code for the year. We thought very carefully about the things that are most important to us and what we wanted to include. Our main priorities are walking to school, saving energy, protecting  nature, choosing Fairtrade, recycling and putting litter in the bin. We are very passionate about these things and can't wait to get to work! We will be sharing our new Eco Code poster with all of our peers, teachers and families. We will be putting up posters around the school to let everyone know what it is. 
Another exciting and meaningful week for us all! 

To view our previous meetings information, please click through the gallery below.

***BREAKING NEWS*

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!

Take a look at what we have been doing during the Autumn Term.

Remember to also check our Twitter page dwca_tweets for regular updates!