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Green Academy

Ormiston Victory Academy Eco-Council

At Victory Academy we pride ourselves in being a “Green” Academy. We care passionately for our environment on both a local and national basis and have a superb Eco-council, which works hard on environmental issues. Our Eco-council has now been awarded the prestigious Green Flag which now flies proudly near the main gate. We regularly report to Victory Governors on the progress of our Green activities.

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Eco Council Members 2015-16

Amber Ebbage – Year 8

Holly Twiddy-Ling – Year 12

Reece Boast – Year 8

Romina Stasiunaite – Year 7

Kayleigh Staddon – Year 7

Ben Cawdron – Year 11

Tinashe Kanyowa – Year 10

Ashleigh Arthur – Year 9

Emily Arnold-Jones – Year 9

Lily Casey-Buckland – Year 9

Luke Scott – Year 8

Miss Fairy

Eco Council Action Plan

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
LitterVictory Community service litter pickLitter picks led by pastoral managers with students in seclusionMay 2016DAL
Big Tidy UpLitter picking event held in local areaMay 2016DAL/Eco Council
Litter promotion posters (designed by eco-council)Increased visibility of litter issues around AcademyMarch 2016Eco Council
Increase in number of bins in field (near football pitch)Reduction in litter on Academy playing fieldsApril 2016DAL

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
EnergySwitch off month (Dec 2015)Reduction in energy used in Dec compared with Nov 2015Dec 2015TSM/Site
Energy monitoring alert system installedGeneral monitoring of energy usage throughout Academy and alerts when spike in consumptionSept 2015TSM/Site
Earth Hour (1 hour switch off day before at school & banner on website/adverts on screens)Raised awareness of International Campaign and also within the academy the day beforeOct 2014ICT Services
Automatic light switch off in new buildingZero lighting left on in unattended areasOct 2014ICT Services
Automatic computer switch offZero computers left on overnightOct 2014ICT Services

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
RecyclingNew textiles bank (Income generating)Textiles now able to be recycled and income generated for Eco CouncilJan 2016DAL/CFA/Site
Battery Recycling (now includes site team)Batteries continue to be recycled (now including those used by site team)Sept 2015DAL/Eco council
Recycling bins in all classrooms and offices (paper, card, drinks bottles & cans)All classrooms and offices have and utilised recycling bins for paper, card, plastic bottles & cansSept 2015DAL/Eco council
Ink Cartridge RecyclingReduction in ink cartridges thrown into general waste (only inkjet qualify)Sept 2014DAL/Eco council
Baby wipes Recycling & Baby Food Pouches RecyclingReduction in baby food pouches& wipe wrappers entering landfill & useful products made insteadSept 2014DAL/Eco council
Old Stationery RecyclingReduction in broken and used stationary in general waste – recycled into useful productsSept 2014DAL/Eco council
Coffee refills RecyclingReduction in coffee refills entering landfill & useful products made insteadSept 2014DAL/Eco council
New Book recycling (book swap in community room and main entrance)Old books are recycled by Academy staff, 6th formers and members of local community/visitorsFeb 2016DAL/Eco council
Royal British Legion Commemoration project – Poppy from recycled bottle tops.Artwork created by Art Club from old bottle tops in commemoration of war around the wordFeb 2016CFABeautiful poppy artwork created as lasting memorial – well received by RBL veterans
New bra recycling for developing countriesCollection of old bras to donate women in developing countriesJuly 2016DAL
Christmas present exchange during Teachmeet (Jan 2016)Unwanted Christmas presents brought in and swapped by staff and attendees at Jan TeachmeetJan 2016NPEAround 25 unwanted presents exchanged
Introduce stamp recycling Stamps collected to raise money for “Count the Kicks” charityDAL/Eco councilArticle in EDP regarding Sam Claflin’s donation of his fan stamps and raised awareness of this method of fund raising for charities – money raised for charity (unknown amount)

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
School Grounds & BiodiversityNew Year 6/7 playgroundYear 6/7 playground installedJuly 2015SiteNew playground provides quieter area for younger students to enjoy school grounds
Planting of new shrubs around carpark areaAdditional shrubs planted in the new car park borders – increase in biodiversityOct 2015Site
Planting of new trees – National TrustAdditional trees planted around school grounds (subject to application approval)March 2016DAL/Gardening club
New Year 5 allotment (transition project)Feeder primary school pupils plant and harvest vegetables from new allotmentMarch 2016DAL/Gardening club
Apple projectLocal variety apples in Academy orchard turned into juice and apple based foods and sold to raise funds to purchase seating for orchardOct 2014Gardening club/KETProfile raised of Academy orchard and local varieties of apple – money raised to reinvest in student seating area
Joint art and Science project – moss artJoint working between art & Science department to produce moss pictures – increase in biodiversityJune 2016AWI/KET
Bee friendly plants in containers on Science balconyIncrease in biodiversity specifically tailored to increasing bee populationMarch 2016DAL/Gardening club
New Book recycling (book swap in community room and main entrance)Old books are recycled by Academy staff, 6th formers and members of local community/visitorsFeb 2016DAL/Eco council
Building of bug hotels - parent & child classProduction of habitats to encourage insects in local community. Raised awareness of the importance of these insects in the local environmentJune 2016DAL/HCU

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
WasteCompostingIncrease in green materials being composted and used to fertilise allotmentJuly 2015KEL/Gardening club
WEEE community recycling event to minimise waste going into landfillReduction in WEEE waste in general landfill and service to the community in helping them to recycle these objectsJune 2016DAL/PRO
Waste bin auditHighlighting areas of higher need for waste bins in order to reduce litterApril 2016Eco council

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
TransportStaff and student transport survey – produce display of how students and staff get to schoolRaise awareness of greener ways to travel and provide an audit of how staff and students travelMay 2016DAL/Eco council

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
WaterWater saving ideas in Academy - ?water butts?Reduction in tap water used around Academy groundsJuly 2016DAL/KET/Site
Switch off taps stickers by all twist taps (designed by eco-council)Raised profile of the need to turn off taps and save water – reduction in taps left running – visible reminderApril 2016Eco council
World water day – promote & raise money for water project in developing countryIncreased awareness of plight of people in developing countries with regard to clean water and water supplies and money raised for charityMarch 22nd 2016Eco council

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
Global CitizenshipCharity committee – wide variety of charities supported – student led Samaritan’s purse show box Christmas appeal£10,000 target between 2014-2016July 2016DAL/HCU/Charity Committee
Links with schools in Italy, Spain, France & Germany OngoingSBU
Migration project in GeographyIncreased awareness of the plight of and tolerance for migrants in this countryJHA
Citizenship Form time programmeStudents demonstrate increased knowledge and understanding of British Values, Core Values of world religions and can critically examine, other people’s views and arguments and form their own balanced opinions.Sept 2015DAL
Christmas Sugar collection and additional food collection for local food banksLocal foodbanks and homeless charities supported in a practical way by donations of foodDec 2015Charity committee/HCU

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
Healthy LivingCurriculum links (Science, SMSC, Catering)Students more aware of how to keep themselves healthy and make healthier food choices in the canteen. Sept 2015All
Healthy options in canteenTSM/E&B
Healthy Schools bronze award (Young Carers)Raised awareness of the challenges Young Carers face and increased knowledge and understanding of the Prevent Duty and issues around radicalisation in all its form.June 2014DAL
Healthy Schools Silver award (Prevent Duty)Raised awareness of the challenges Young Carers face and increased knowledge and understanding of the Prevent Duty and issues around radicalisation in all its form.June 2016DAL
Wide variety of physical activities offered through “Victory Adventures” enrichment programme – regular articles in Victory FlagStudents able to access a wide range of physical activities which will suit a variety of skill sets, ages and personalities. Jan 2015DAL/NBL

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
Whole schoolGreen Visa points introducedImproved awareness of environmental responsibilities around AcademyJune 2015VLR
Follow up environmental reviewEco-council complete review and action points drawn up and actioned where possibleApril 2016DAL/Eco council
Eco-suggestion boxStudent voice regarding green issues – students post suggestions and these are discussed in eco-council meetings and fed back via BarazaMarch 2016DAL/Site
Eco Link GovernorConduit for Eco-council to liaise with Governing body – Eco reports presented to Governors at Extended Services meetingsMarch 2016DAL/NPANamed Eco-Governor in post
Baraza eco-council repsEffective link between Eco-council and Academy council for suggestions and feedbackSept 2015
Eco assemblyRaised awareness of the work of the Eco-council, key priorities, Earth Hour and action planMarch 2016DAL
Green mission statement in prospectusIncreased profile of Green ethos of Academy immediately evidentJan 2015DAL/NPA
Regular Green articles in Victory FlagSept 2015DAL

 

TopicActionTarget / MeasureTimescale / DeadlineResponsibilityEvaluation of action / Actual result achieved
Green Procurement PolicyIn place – ratified by Governors Green procurement policy exists for Academy July 2013DAL

News

Healthy Schools Award – Year 2

Posted: 20.05.16

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Posted: 25.08.16

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Posted: 18.08.16

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Posted: 20.06.16

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