Education is not just about the classroom environment, it’s about increasing knowledge and experience of the wider world, at a local, national and international level. As the school is situated between forest and sea, we take every opportunity to use these wonderful environments responsibly; helping their children to enjoy, appreciate and learn how to take care of our world.
The Durlston Court Eco-Committee has representatives from the Reception Classes up to Year 8. They attend regular meetings and agree actions to be taken. This group of pupils act as ambassadors within the school and have been responsible for launching several initiatives around school:
We have hosted several workshops, events and fundraisers:
Durlston’s commitment to environmental issues is reflected across the curriculum and the school is lucky enough to be able to explore nature and habitats within the school grounds. Children enjoy spending time in The Den and the children are developing a promising understanding and empathy for environmental issues. Durlston children are passionate and have the knowledge and confidence to take action – a really positive position for the future of our planet!
These actions have earned Durlston their Eco-Schools silver award and the committee are on working their way to their green flag award.