Eco-Schools Award: Strathburn School has achieved its third Green Flag award as an Eco-School. This involves the whole school as we have to collect materials for recycling, try and ensure that we are energy efficient and look after our school and the surrounding area. We have an Eco-School committee that meets regularly and actively encourage the whole school with new initiatives.
Fair Trade: We are a Fair Achiever School. This has involved a lot of work related to the value of Fair Trade products and embedding work related to Fair Trade as part of the curriculum.
Rights Respecting Schools Award: The Rights Respecting School initiative is a new initiative within our school and involves an accreditation process that we will work through. Within school we will have a committee involving staff, pupils and parents which will address relevant issues related to the schemes successful implementation.
All children are developing an awareness of UNICEF’s United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Although these rights are always present, we also emphasise that with these rights comes responsibilities and pupils have a duty to contribute effectively to society.
This scheme should enhance the values of our school and give another platform for developing the teaching and learning associated with Health and Wellbeing.