Eco Durlston
Durlston Court - Preparatory School

Eco Durlston

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:

  • Community, free screening of the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’; introduced and discussed by leading Oceanographer Professor Simon Boxall
  • Plastic Ocean workshop activities for pupils from local schools 
  • Children raised money to sponsor their chosen animals; a snow leopard with WWF and Hedgehog with the UK Wildlife aid adoption schemes
  • A presentation by The Orangutan Foundation, followed by a variety of rain forest themed workshops

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.

Durlston Court - Preparatory School