Our role as an Eco School
Eco-Schools empowers pupils to make positive change…
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest environmental schools programme in the world.
The initiative provides a framework for learning and action, which affords a wealth of opportunities for linking sustainable development education, global citizenship and outdoor learning.
Eco-Schools Scotland, which is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful and funded by Scottish Government, aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of Summerside Kindergarten, for both pupils and staff. It also provides a framework to engage the wider school community in action and support, aligned with the purposes of Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability. We have established an Eco Committee comprising of children of different ages in the nursery, members of staff from each room, parents and Nadia our resident horticulturist. We hold an Eco meeting every term to review what we have done and to plan forthcoming events and activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy. Recently our exhibit of a pallet garden won Gardening Scotland ‘Gold’, to the delight of all involved.