Eco-Schools International Award


Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life.

In February 2016 staff and students from the school's Eco Group met with the Eco-Schools assessor as part of our application to be re-accredited as an Eco-School.

Members of our Eco-group met with the assessor and discussed the work they have been taking part in to ensure that Dowdales is a sustainable school. Students then took the assessor on a tour of the school.

The Eco-group have been working tirelessly for three years on their allotment using recycled materials to create an environmentally friendly garden and have produced vegetables, fruit and flowers.

The Eco-Schools assessor was impressed with our school and our overall drive towards sustainability and we were overjoyed to receive the good news; that we had been re-accredited with the Green Flag Award, the highest accolade from Eco-Schools.

Headteacher, Julie O’Connor said: "We are delighted to have been re-accredited with this prestigious award. Being a sustainable school is about working together as a team to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities."

Thank you to all students and staff for taking pride in your school ensuring the school is an Eco friendly environment.

If you would like to read our Eco-group's Allotment Club Blog click on the image below.