At Airyhall we are committed to being an eco-friendly school and this is embedded in our curriculum. We take part in the Eco Schools initiative and over the years we have earned many Green flag accreditations.
The Eco Group is made up of pupils from Primary 1 to Primary 7 who meet regularly to discuss ideas to keep Airyhalll an eco friendly school. We work on the ten main topics of the Eco Schools initiative. These are; Waste Minimisation; Health and Well-being; Sustaining Our World; Water; Biodiversity; School Grounds; Food and the Environment; Energy; Transport and of course Litter.
In 2016-2017 we are developing the following topics; Litter in the local area, biodiversity and Transport. The Eco Group produce an Eco audit and Eco plan every year to decide and map out what we will be working on. Please see below.
Please see the link below for our up to date litter and recycling policy that the Eco Group have launched this year. Airyhall Litter and Recycling Policy March 2017
Please see below for links to the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Eco Week plans.
It’s Your Neighbourhood
We hold a certificate for Thriving from the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards scheme run by Beautiful Scotland and we always enter the ‘Aberdeen in Bloom’ schools competitions.
We have a strong link with Slopefield Allotments where we work with an amazing team of volunteers. They help us deliver a fantastic outdoor curriculum at the allotment. The pupils grow their own fruit and vegetables and take part in valuable learning about biodiversity and land use, from our volunteers from ‘The Hutton Institute’. The produce grown is then either cooked and eaten by the children or shared with families in the playground, to be used at home. Please the links below to find out more about Slopefield Allotments.
The Green Times
Please also see the Aberdeen City Council publications of the ‘Green Times’ in which Airyhall School regularly features.