Si Ri Panya International School is a member of Eco-Schools which is an international award programme from the World Wild Fund For Nature (WWF) that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Schools work towards gaining one of three internationally recognised awards – Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.
We are proud to have achieved the prestigious Eco-Schools Silver Award in 2022, demonstrating our dedication to environmental education and sustainability. Our Eco-committee is currently actively involved in implementing new green initiatives as we work towards earning the esteemed Green Flag award.
Our 7-steps to becoming an eco-school:
Step 1: Establish an Eco-committee
The students set up an Eco-Committee consisting of students, teachers, parents and wider community who meet on a regular basis to discuss environmental issues. These meetings are run by the students themselves under the leadership of our Deputy Headteacher.
Step 2: Conduct an Environmental Review
Our Eco-Committee completed an Environmental Review covering the Eco-Schools ten topics:
Food & the environment
Health & wellbeing
The results of the review are discussed by the Eco-Committee and communicated with the whole school through their excellent student-led environmental assembly and online eco-notice board.
Step 3: Develop an Action Plan
Our Eco-Committee produced an Action Plan highlighting their campaigns.
Step 4: Monitor & Evaluate Progress
Our students ensure that the targets in the action plan are achieved.
Step 5: Linking to the Curriculum
We integrate environmental education seamlessly into our curriculum across all year groups. By incorporating environmental topics into various subjects, we enhance engagement and relevance for students, fostering environmental responsibility as part of a comprehensive education.
Step 6: We Inform & Involve
Our Eco-programme involves the entire community. Within the school, we conduct elections for Eco Committee representatives, provide regular updates on notice boards, and conduct school-wide surveys to assess the environment. This comprehensive approach fosters a strong eco-network and maximizes our positive impact.
Step 7: Creating an Eco-code
Our Eco-Committee develops an impactful Eco-Code that represents our shared goals and is prominently displayed throughout the school.
On behalf of the Environmental Committee, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who is involved in helping Si Ri Panya on our mission to achieve Green Flag Award Status!