Friday, 27 March 2009

I moved on to Kippax North Junior and Infant School...

The school has been nominated for the Sustainable Schools Award as part of the National Teaching Awards and the regional assessment was taking place today. Over the last two years we have had nominations for this award for some great schools and we hope that this year we, do the third time lucky and, win!

This is a wonderful little school where Barbara Clark, headteacher, and Chris Clarke, learning mentor, are passionate advocates of sustainability and last year I was honoured to be asked to open their wind turbine. The school has achieved National and Advanced Healthy Schools Awards and is pursuing Green Flag status as part of Eco Schools, the international award programme. They already have achieved the bronze and silver awards. They believe in educating about, for and in the environment and there is a long term commitment to their holistic vision for sustainability focused on positive outcomes for the children, their families and the community they serve. They have some incredible plans developed by and with the children for continuing their journey as a model sustainable school and a centre of real excellence for Leeds.

I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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