ECO Shool

Ysgol Griffith Jones – Eco Project 

Ysgol Griffith Jones began its successful Eco programme in 2006 being able to integrate and encourage its pupils to engage with environmental and sustainable development issues. The programme continuously provides a highly structured system for the environmental management of schools. 

The programme is a learning resource and topic areas include:
Waste minimisation,
Healthy Living,
School Grounds,
Global Citizenship.  

Pupils take key roles in decision making and participation in order to reduce the environmental impact of their school. In this way, Eco-schools extend learning beyond the classroom and develops responsible citizenship attitudes both at home and in the wider community.

Here is a brief synopsis of our Eco achievements: 

Bronze award  Established fruit shop.
Set up a recycling system.
Provided a games equipment resource box for play times.
Energy saving awareness.
Yard game markings, outside seating. 
Silver award  Improved our recycling system – batteries,ffones4school, Christmas cards recycling, creating our own decorations.
Planned and obtained a Lottery Heritage Grant to build an outdoor classroom
Green Flag  Improve the appearance of the outside entrance way to be more welcoming and colourful.
Make a school garden.
Continue with our Routes and Wings Global Citizenship programme 
Second Green Flag Monitor use of water.
Make use of water butt in school garden.
Enhance school grounds with added planting projects.
Recycle hall curtains. Create goods to sell to the community to finance National Gallery Art project.
Platinum Award Carry out an energy survey and introduce energy saving measures.
Establish a composting system to make use of food waste.
Raise awareness of recycling opportunities with support from the PTFA.

Platinum Renewal

Ysgol Griffith Jones Eco Committee – Renewal of the platinum flag

Ysgol Griffith Jones eco committee is very proud to be able to announce that this year the school was successful in renewing the platinum flag. The eco committee and the whole school worked together extremely well again this year to ensure that we can continue to keep our eco status as a whole school as each class contributes towards as many eco activities as possible e.g. a stall selling second-hand school uniforms and second-hand Christmas jumpers at the Christmas fair, composting as much fruit waste as possible, raising awareness of eco and recycling issues, holding ‘outdoor’ lessons regularly, trying to attract wildlife to the school grounds as well as monitoring and trying to reduce rubbish that cannot be recycled. We would like to thank everyone at the school for their cooperation.
The eco committee and some additional pupils from the school were very happy to be involved in the ‘Climate Challenge Cymru’ a Welsh Assembly project with Eluned Morgan (AM). She visited us at the school to set an eco challenge for the pupils that would have a positive effect on our environment. The project the pupils chose was ‘Surfers Against Sewage’. The aim of the project was to see if we could reduce the use of plastic bottles used for providing milk to the school’s youngest children. The children enjoyed coming together to discuss, organise and share ideas. We are eagerly waiting to hear the outcome of the challenge.

Ysgol Griffith Jones’ Eco programme evolves and develops according to the needs and interests of the pupils. It is monitored regularly. The Eco committee as do the pupils accepts the importance and seriousness of saving resources, energy and recycling according to our Eco-code.

Ysgol Griffith Jones’ aim is to develop an Eco-schools ethos within our school community where each child will care and respect their immediate environment reaching out to their local community and expanding further internationally. 

Hopefully together we can live in a safe, clean and fair environment.