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 five Green Flags.
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; Global Citizenship; Water; Biodiversity; School Grounds; Food and the Environment; Energy; Transport and of course Litter.
At the start of our two year Eco Schools journey we completed an audit about the topics above in order to choose the topics that we wished to develop.
In 2017-2019 we decided to develop the following topics; Litter, Saving Energy and Water and Global Citizenship. 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 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Eco Week plans.
It’s Your Neighbourhood
We hold a certificate for Outstanding 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.
Clean Up Aberdeen
Airyhall School takes part in the Clean Up Aberdeen Campaign every year. This year our Eco Group attended the ‘Clean Up Aberdeen’ Launch and continue to take part in weekly litter picks in the playground. We also complete litter picks in the local community and take part in the Aberdeen City Council ‘Glitter Pick’.
The Green Times
Please also see the Aberdeen City Council publications of the ‘Green Times’ in which Airyhall School regularly features.