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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

‘Welcome to our valley. We are proud to grow here together’

Eco School

Eco School

The Eco Team is  a group of children, led by Mrs Matusiak, who take on several projects throughout the year, all of which help the school remain environmentally friendly.


We achieved our first green flag in July 2018! 

A little bit about Eco Schools


Eco-Schools is the largest global sustainable schools programme – it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning.


It is an ideal way to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people and their families.


Introduced in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, Eco-Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is managed in England by Keep Britain Tidy.


So why are we doing it?

It makes a difference

Eco-Schools empowers pupils, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and also engages the wider local community.

Making a difference to pupils’ lives...


The Eco-Schools programme provides a unique opportunity that empowers pupils to lead change within their school and have a positive impact in their wider community. The programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness.

Independent research into the Eco-Schools programme in England found evidence of the positive impacts on pupils, including increased confidence, development of leaderships skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour and greater motivation at school.